The next offering in Melissa Chabot’s Neurodiversity Series is taking place this Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Zoom. We’ll host a community streaming in the center (CM 332) for all who might wish to watch together while enjoying some tea and snacks.
We hope you’ll join us! See more about the event below!
Cheri and Paul
The next talk in the Neurodiversity Series will take place Friday, September 23, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Zoom. Please register here for the talk, “Real-World Application of Universal Design: An Overview and Tips for Implementation in the Higher Education Setting.”
We are excited to host Dr. Emily Helft of Landmark College. Dr. Helft works at Landmark College’s Institute for Research and Training as their Assistant Director of Professional Development. She works directly with educators to champion accessibility through education, outreach, and professional development opportunities. While she was born less than 50 miles from the Landmark College campus in Putney, Vermont, she currently calls Richmond, Virginia home.
Universal Design (UD) is a critical aspect of providing an inclusive, accessible educational experience for the richly diverse learners of the modern classroom, particularly as it relates to Executive Functioning (EF) support. This presentation will introduce the concepts of both UD and EF to help educators better understand the foundations behind successful utilization of Universal Design in their courses. Following roughly 45 minutes of content delivery, a Q&A session will be offered to target attendee questions and interests.
Following Dr. Helft’s presentation, we are honored to host a panel of community college educators who will share their experiences with UDL:
- Kim Grewe, NOVA, instructional designer
- Naomi Simpson, Laurel Ridge Community College (Warrenton, Va.), communication studies professor
- Z. Zinter, Holyoke Community College (Mass.), psychology and business professor
Staff and faculty who will be on-campus during the session are invited to view the presentation on “the big screen” at the Annandale Center for Contemplative Practice in CM-332. If you have any questions or comments about the Neurodiversity Series, please contact Melissa Chabot at email@example.com.