Designing a Classroom Accessible to All Learners based on the Three Block Model of UDL for Grades 7-12
This is a multi-day event.
$120.00 (for 2 full days and a webinar)
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
This event has multiple locations.
Who should attend
Teachers (7-12), Administrators, Resource Teachers, School Counsellors, Instructional Leaders, Learning Coaches
About this learning opportunity
Are you interested in designing instruction and assessment that would allow you to reach all of your learners?
With the diversity that we see in our classrooms, it can be daunting to satisfy the goals of all of our students and to fulfill their own personal learning needs. Through one teacher’s experience, you will see what inclusion can look like at the junior high and high school level, learning about differentiated instruction and assessment in both academic and interdisciplinary courses using Jennifer Katz’ Three Block Model.
Session One: Teaching to Diversity - Is it possible to program for all of my students? How do I design instruction and assessment to make it accessible to all of my learners?
Session Two (Webinar): Sharing Experiences - What experiences have I had with designing for diversity? What icebergs and anchors do I anticipate to implementing in my setting?
Session Three: Planning Structures - How do I design this for my own setting? What potential solutions exist for my identified challenges?
This learning opportunity is being provided through a grant from Alberta Education.
About the facilitator(s)
Colleen Teske is currently working as a Lead Teacher/Coordinator of Counselling for Pembina Hills Public Schools where she provides support for new teachers. She is a leader for professional collaborations among teachers and facilitates the counselling programs across the district. With the teaching experience of 6 years in various high school science courses, she has become well-versed in differentiating for students with special needs, meanwhile developing cross-curricular learning opportunities and an interdisciplinary Biolish 30 course. She recently completed her Masters of Education in School Counselling at the University of Alberta.