The Respecting Diversity Program (Social Emotional Learning)

Facilitator(s): Kelly Gibbs
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Jan 13, 2021 (4:00 pm to 5:30 pm MDT)
Day 2Jan 20, 2021 (4:00 pm to 5:30 pm MDT)
$50.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Course code: 21-IE-232

Target Audience

Teachers Div. 1, 2, 3, 4

About this learning opportunity

Please note: the webinar information (link and how to access the webinar) will be emailed to you 2 hours prior to the webinar start time (MDT). If you have not received the webinar link by then, please email 

We are all different; we learn differently, we eat different foods, we dress differently, we talk differently, we look different. We don't always recognize why or how to be respectful of the diversity we encounter.

This session focuses on building the Respecting Diversity Program in your classroom and in your school by giving students the tools they need to highlight their own strengths and to recognize and respect the strengths and differences in others, all while building their own self-concept. In her book, The Three Block Model of UDL, Jennifer Katz highlights the importance of Social Emotional Learning and that by teaching students (and staff) to recognize and celebrate our differences, we build a stronger, inclusive community!    

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Kelly has spent her educational career supporting students with a variety of needs and supporting staff building instructional strategies. She wanted to know more about how students learn and why they had difficulty back to school she went! As a teacher and a Reading Specialist, Kelly holds a Masters degree from the University of Alberta in the area of language and literacy development and specialized assessment. She built her knowledge of UDL through her work at the University of Manitoba. Her work as a Consultant supported teachers in building inclusive practice in all divisions. She has in-depth experience doing professional development, with a focus on instructional strategies and implementation of such strategies. She has taught pre-service teachers at the University of Alberta for the past year. Kelly's joy has been found in supporting staff in the use of research-based strategies that make teaching and learning intentional and meaningful.