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Full Group Session [clear filter]
Monday, July 31
 

8:00am

Registration, Breakfast
Monday July 31, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Ballroom A&B

8:30am

Keynote: UDL for Social Justice
In this session, we will explore social justice through windows and mirrors to determine how we may have contributed to the world we live in, and how we can take action to transform it, using a foundation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). 

Speakers
avatar for Katie Novak

Katie Novak

An internationally-recognized leader in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) implementation, Katie Novak is currently a CAST Professional Cadre member and the Assistant Superintendent of the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District in Massachusetts. | With 14 years experience i... Read More →



Monday July 31, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
Ballroom A&B

9:30am

Keynote: A Personal Journey
Speakers
avatar for Mirko Chardin

Mirko Chardin

Founding Head of School, The Putnam Avenue Upper School
Mirko J. Chardin currently serves as the Founding Principal of the Putnam Avenue Upper School in Cambridge, MA, a new middle school established as part of the city's Innovation Agenda to bring greater equity to middle school aged children. While Mirko's work has involved all areas of school management and student support, his greatest experience and passion revolves around culturally connected teaching and learning, the implementation of technology, restorative practice, and school culture. Prior to being at the Putnam Ave Upper... Read More →


Monday July 31, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Ballroom A&B

12:00pm

Lunch
Monday July 31, 2017 12:00pm - 12:55pm
Ballroom A&B
 
Tuesday, August 1
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Tuesday August 1, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Ballroom A&B

8:30am

Keynote: Cross-Pollinating Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy and UDL Towards an Inclusive Pedagogy
Speakers
avatar for Federico R. Waitoller

Federico R. Waitoller

Federico R. Waitoller is an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research focuses on urban inclusive education and, in particular, examines the role of teacher learning and interdisciplinary pedagogies in develop... Read More →


Tuesday August 1, 2017 8:30am - 9:45am
Ballroom A&B

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday August 1, 2017 12:00pm - 12:55pm
Ballroom A&B
 
Wednesday, August 2
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Wednesday August 2, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Ballroom A&B

8:30am

Keynote: A Touch of Light
Speakers
avatar for Luis Perez

Luis Perez

Inclusive Learning Evangelist
Luis Pérez is an inclusive learning advocate based in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has more than a decade of experience working with educators to help them integrate technology in ways that empower all learners. Luis holds a doctorate in special education and a master’sdegree in instructional technology from the University of South Florida, where he was on the staff of the Florida Center for Instructional Technology. At FCIT, Luis was program manager for Tech Ease for All, a collection of videos and other accessible materials for developing competency in assistive technology among faculty and students. Luis also developed content for... Read More →


Wednesday August 2, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Ballroom A&B

11:00am

Final Reflection: The World Cafe
Final reflections and ideas for action from CAST's new CEO, Linda Gerstle, related to this year's UDL symposium theme: UDL for Social Justice. Stay tuned for more details to come!

Speakers
LG

Linda Gerstle

Linda Gerstle was named CAST’s Chief Executive Officer in 2016. She came to CAST from From the Top, a national arts education program and the preeminent showcase for pre-collegiate musicians, where she was part of the senior management team, overseeing all education and outreac... Read More →


Wednesday August 2, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Ballroom A&B