Delaware's 24th Annual Inclusion Conference

Dover, Delaware
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Delaware's 24th Annual Inclusion Conference
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Dover Downs Hotel
1131 North DuPont Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901
United States

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Keynote: Design for All—Allison Posey, CAST

How can we design learning experiences that engage all learners? How can we leverage the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to remove barriers in the environment so that all learners can build expert learning skills and strategies that extend beyond the classroom? How can we achieve these goals with the constraints of a busy academic schedule? This session will offer connections between the brain science of learning and practical strategies to engage all learners in rigorous learning. It will include concrete action-items that can be used “tomorrow.”

Allison Posey, MEd, is a UDL curriculum and design specialist at CAST, a non-profit in Boston that works to ensure that all learners have access to high level learning opportunities. She works with educators to integrate and apply current understandings from brain research about learning into instructional practices so that all learners are able to access, integrate and become expert learners. She has a background in Mind, Brain, and Education and focuses on the central role of emotion for learning, including effects such as stereotype threat.

Prior to being on staff with CAST, Allison was a life science teacher in high school and community college settings, teaching genetics, anatomy, physiology, biology, neuroscience, and psychology. She received her degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education where she also worked as a teaching fellow for courses such as Educational Neuroscience and Framing Scientific Research for Public Understanding. She holds a Certificate in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute of Art.

  Conference, Wednesday, March 14, 2018
7:30 a.m.
Registration, Check-In and Continental Breakfast
8:45 a.m.
Opening: Mary Ann Mieczkowski and Susan Bunting
9:00 a.m. Keynote: Design for All—Allison Posey, CAST
10:00 a.m.
Break
10:30 a.m.
Workshops (five 3.5 hour strands)
12:00 p.m.
Deli Buffet
1:15 p.m.
Workshops continue
3:15 p.m.
Conference close
   Parent Session, Tuesday, March 13, 2018
6-8:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Parent Information Center
 
Guest Speaker Karen Erickson, PhD

 

Contact Information

  • rathel@udel.edu or 302-856-1081
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