Wed, Apr 15|
Office Hours with Dr. Gabbie Schlichtmann on Creating Inclusive Virtual Classrooms
Practical tips and experience of whats working in remote learning directly from the EALA lead on our Voices from the Field Work.
Time & Location
Apr 15, 2020, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
About the event
About the Office Hours:
This session will focus on strategies for creating inclusive classrooms now that we are teaching and learning at a distance. Dr. Schlichtmann will discuss how frameworks for personalized learning like Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can be used to engage, support and provide access to learning for all students. Bring your questions about inclusion in the digital classroom!
About Dr. Gabrielle Schlichtmann:
Dr. Gabrielle Schlichtmann is an applied education scientist by training, but her experience as a person with a learning disability has made her keenly aware of the unique strengths and perspective disability can afford. She believes the best way to transform education is to do it in partnership with vulnerable youth and their teachers, with evidence and by design.
Over her career Gabbie has developed a strong program of research and development that reimagines the design of education technology to support and empower youth with disabilities in learning. Her work is anchored by a commitment to bringing evidence-based solutions from the learning sciences to practical implementation at scale. Gabbie’s work has been supported through funding from the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, the National Institutes of Health, the Oak Foundation, and others. Her research has been published in many refereed journals, and she is a co-editor of A Research Reader in Universal Design for Learning (Harvard Education Press, 2012). As a leader, Gabbie invites curious, diverse people to the table, creates the conditions for creativity, and inspires learning that echoes for the self, the group, and others. She is often invited to speak nationally and internationally with recent engagements including: Dyslexia Day on Capitol Hill and testimony at the Aspen Institute’s Senior Congressional Education Staff Retreat, “New Directions in Educational Innovation and Implications for Federal Policy.” She is currently an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she teaches the course “Emotion in Learning.”