Upcoming Events

2019

 

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6th Annual Innovator's on Education Conference

presented by the Center for Communication and Learning
at Universities at Shady Grove
9630 Gudelsky Dr. Rockville, MD 20850

 

October 19th, 9:15 – 10:15
Discover the Learner Through the Power of Story
presented by Kathleen McClaskey, M.Ed.

Story is where we came from and where we’re going. It is in the story that we make meaning of our lives. Our story is what defines us, sets us apart and allows us to connect and build relationships with each other and to be known. Story is powerful! The question is: In what ways can we empower our learners to share their story of who they are, how they learn and what they aspire to be? Join me in this session to discover the learner through the power of story.

October 19th, 10:30 – 12:30
Empowering All Learners with Agency and Self-Advocacy Skills:
Personalize Learning through the UDL Lens
presented by Kathleen McClaskey, M.Ed.

When each learner can understand and advocate for who they are and how they learn, barriers to learning can be removed and engagement and motivation can result. But where do you begin? Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and personalized learning can be the perfect match to have every learner realize agency and take ownership to learning. UDL leverages the latest research from the neurosciences in order to create more inclusive learning experiences, but how can we use UDL to empower every learner with the tools and skills to become independent self-directed learners with agency, learners who are future ready for college, career and life? In this interactive session, participants will step into a learner’s shoes and apply the UDL Lens of Access, Engage and ExpressTM in a practical 3-Step “Discover the Learner” ProcessTM to understand the value of knowing learners’ strengths, challenges and aspirations as a foundation for acquiring the lifelong skills of agency and self-advocacy.

 

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Special Educayion Technology Center

Personalized Learning Through The UDL Lens

Date: November 13, 2019

Location: Spokane, ESD 101,
Regal Center, Regal Street, Spokane, WA

Presenters:

Kathleen McClaskey, M Ed
Founder, Make Learning Personal

Luis Pérez, PhD
CAST Presenter

When each learner can understand and advocate for how they learn, barriers to learning can be removed and engagement and motivation can result. But where do you begin? Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and personalized learning can be the perfect match to have every learner realize agency and take ownership to learning. UDL leverages the latest research from the neurosciences in order to create more inclusive learning experiences, but how can we use UDL to empower every learner with the tools and skills to become independent self-directed learners with agency, learners who are future-ready for college, career, and life? In this interactive session, participants will explore the UDL Lens of Access, Engage and Express to understand the value of knowing learners’ strengths, challenges, and aspirations as a foundation for acquiring the lifelong skills of agency and self-advocacy.

Session 1:
9:00-12:00
Personalize Learning with the UDL Lens:
Empower All Learners with Agency and Self Advocacy Skills
Presented by both Luis and Kathleen

Session 2:
1:00-3:00
Build a Personal Learning Backpack with Technology Tools and Skills
Presented by Luis

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christa mcauliffe technology conference

December 3rd, 8:00-9:00 am

Empower the Middle/High School Learner with a Personal Learning Backpack

presented by Kathleen McClaskey and Diana Petschauer

In this BYOD session, participants will learn how to build a Personal Learning Backpack (PLB) with MS/HS learners based on the strengths and challenges they have using a Learner Profile (LP). Discover and experience the tools, technologies and apps that can empower your MS/HS learners to support a challenge or enhance a strength so they can become more independent and self-directed in their learning. Walk away with an understanding of the apps, tools and resources found in Chrome extensions and iOS apps along with the learning skills that can support the learner variability you have in your MS/HS classroom.

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December 4th, 9:40-10:40 am

Discover the Learner Using the UDL Lens

presented by Kathleen McClaskey

When each learner can understand and advocate for who they are and how they learn, barriers to learning can be removed and engagement and motivation can result. But where do you begin? Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and personalized learning can be the perfect match to have every learner realize agency and take ownership to learning. UDL leverages the latest research from the neurosciences in order to create more inclusive learning experiences, but how can we use UDL to empower every learner with the tools and skills to become independent self-directed learners with agency, learners who are future ready for college, career and life? In this interactive 2-part session, participants will step into the learner’s shoes and apply the UDL Lens of Access, Engage and Express in a practical 3-Step “Discover the Learner” Process to understand the value of knowing learners’ strengths, challenges and aspirations as a foundation for acquiring the lifelong skills of agency and self-advocacy.