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Wednesday, August 1 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Two-in-one: Using Students' Passions to Shape School Events & Using UDL to Engage Students and Enhance Learning

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This session is a two-in-one session.

10:30 - 10:50 AM: Using Students' Passions to Shape School Events (Christine Gray & Kristina Menissian)
We’ll share examples where students developed and planned school-wide/community/after-school events that reflect them as learns and people.
TAGS: Arts, ELA, Urban Education

10:50 - 11:10 AM: Using UDL to Engage Students and Enhance Learning (Julie A. Joseph & Setal Ghodiwala)
During the presentation, the presenters will share how the framework for the Universal Design for Learning allows educators to differentiate instruction and assessments that meet the needs of all learners.
TAGS: Diversity, ELA, Special Education/Inclusion, Urban Education

11:10 - 11:20 AM: Time for questions and discussion

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Setal Ghodiwala

Special Education Teacher, Paterson Board of Education
My name is Setal Ghodiwala and I am a fifth year, Special Education Teacher in Paterson NJ, teaching a Language Learning Disabilities self-contained class. I currently teach third grade and all the subjects. I started implementing UDL in my classroom about 3 years ago in my spelling... Read More →
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Christine Gray

Revere Public Schools
I am a Middle School Literacy Coach in Revere, MA.  In 2014, my classroom was filmed as part of the Cengage Educational Media Library series on Special Education and UDL. Since 2012, Kristina and I have played an integral role in implementing UDL, throughout my district. We've used... Read More →
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Julie Joseph

ELA and Math UDL, PLC Supervisor, Paterson Public Schools
Julie Ann Joseph has been an educator in the Paterson Public School System for fifteen years. She has taught general education, special education, resource, and bilingual students during her tenure in Paterson. In 2009, she was recognized as the Teacher of the Year for her school... Read More →
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Kristina Menissian

Grade 8 Science and Drama Teacher, Susan B. Anthony Middle School
Kristina has taught science and drama in the urban district of Revere, MA for the past 12 years. Kristina has been a part of implementing Universal Design for Learning in her classroom, her school, and throughout the district of Revere. Kristina has attended and was thrilled to serve... Read More →

Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am EDT
WCC 3018