Session Number T3-08

2023 Session
"Empower the Learner" Profile for the Neurodivergent Learner
Kathleen McClaskey, CEO & Inclusive Learning Officer, Empower the Learner

Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12

Live Streamed/Recorded Session
For all learners to be valued, seen, heard and understood, they need to understand and give a voice to their own identity so that they can develop the skills and practices to become agents and self advocates of their learning. Research tells us that "Identity is at the core of adolescent social and emotional learning." Knowing one's identity includes How I Learn using the UDL Lens of Access, Engage and Express. With this lens, each learner is empowered to know and share the variability in their learning that includes both strengths and challenges. In this session, participants will use the adaptive Access chart to create an Empower the Learner Profile for a neurodivergent learner they know and then discuss how they could empower their learner to self-advocate for their own learning.