March 27-29 in Orlando, FL
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Thursday, March 28 • 3:20pm - 4:20pm
Learner-Teacher Relationships: Lessons Learned

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Empowering Expert Learners through Developmental Relationships Joni Degner
Most educators who design through the UDL framework would agree that relationships are an integral part of the learning process. Unfortunately, the way we develop relationships with learners can be narrowed by our implicit biases. This talk will look at the role of intentionality in extending developmental relationships to all students, not just those we perceive to be in our ingroup. We can foster equity and social justice by intentionally designing inclusive learning environments and intentionally extending developmental relationships to all learners. Slide deck.

Confessions of a Former Teacher Mindy Johnson
Our UDL journeys are as varied as our learners. Whether we discover UDL through our work, find UDL through research, or stumble upon UDL by happenstance, we each have a unique journey worth sharing. Some are raw and complex. Others are familiar and simple. All are deeply personal. None are easy. Let’s share our imperfect stories to inspire others so no one feels like they’re on their journey alone.

Changing Students' Lives with Personalized Executive Function Mentoring Matthew Marino

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Joni Degner

UDL facilitator, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation
Joni Degner is a member of the CAST Professional Learning Cadre and a full time UDL facilitator for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC) in Columbus, Indiana, a district nationally recognized for UDL practices and implementation. In her role as a UDL facilitator, she... Read More →
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Mindy Johnson

Director of Digital Communications & Outreach, CAST
As Director of Digital Communications & Outreach, Mindy Johnson develops and oversees a consistent digital communications strategy for all CAST online and social media outreach to promote and extend CAST’s strategic plan. Mindy co-founded #UDLchat, a bi-monthly Twitter chat focused... Read More →

Thursday March 28, 2019 3:20pm - 4:20pm EDT
Universal Center