2023 Pennsylvania Department of Education (In-Person) Conference
43. Make Learning Accessible, Inclusive, and Awesome for All!
Thursday March 02, 2023 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Hershey Lodge and Convention Center
Students of all abilities head off to kindergarten with bright smiles, eager for the journey of discovery and with a passion for learning. Then, somewhere along the way, school becomes a chore. It transforms from an experience students want to do into something they have to do. For many, one of the first lessons they learn in school is that they are not good at it. Let’s shift that paradigm by rethinking how we design educational experiences to empower every student to embrace their passion for learning. This session will allow participants to take the opportunity to mesh contemporary educational principles such as Universal Design for Learning, The Growth Mindset, Project Based Learning, The Maker Movement, The Least Restrictive Option, and the use of technology to transform practices to empower students of all abilities to take charge of their own learning. Come to the session as an educator, leave transformed as an Educational Experience Designer.
General education and special education administrators and teachers, paraprofessionals, school psychologists, professional development staff, and families of students with disabilities are encouraged to attend.
Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Debra Jordan at (610) 878-7224 or firstname.lastname@example.org