Fall 2018 Series
New this semester, our Fall series will be distributed FREE via Facebook Live.
“Social Emotional Supports for Neurodiverse Students”
December 7, 2018 | 2–3 p.m.
Presenter: Chris Wenz, Research Scientist
Description: Adolescence is an incredibly influential and important period in human development. To make a successful and positive transition to adulthood, we know that all adolescents will require social and emotional support along the way. Yet, these supports and opportunities for social emotional learning (SEL) are far less likely to be available for adolescents than for younger students or students with documented disabilities. In this webinar, we’ll explore frameworks for SEL and discuss practical classroom practices that support the social and emotional development of all adolescents. In addition we will discuss school-wide programs that promote social-emotional competence and positive school culture as well as how to advocate for these larger-scale changes.
“Removing Barriers to Learning: Reducing Cognitive Load in the Classroom”
November 2, 2018 | 2–3 p.m.
Presenter: Ibrahim Dahlstrom-Hakki, Ph.D., Director of LCIRT
Description: Students struggle in the classroom for a wide range of reasons and often due to factors that are irrelevant to a particular lesson’s learning goals. These barriers to learning are often subtle and are rarely obvious to those who don’t experience them personally. This webinar will introduce some of the most common unnecessary cognitive loads faced by students with disabilities and other struggling learners. Participants will gain an understanding of how these loads impact student performance and learn about some strategies that can be used to reduce those loads and improve learner performance.
- Can’t attend on that day or time? Not a problem. If you miss the live webinar, a single view replay of the webinar is available to watch at your leisure (either a live viewing—with the ability to ask questions and interact with the presenter—or a replay viewing is available, not both).
- Want to watch and discuss with colleagues? You can! There is no limit to the number of people viewing the webinars at one location on one device. Set up a time to watch a replay and project the webinar to your whole team! Please contact us if you plan to do this; we can give you some helpful hints about making the most of this option.