In honour of Medical Librarians Month, THLA is happy to offer this free PD event (open to THLA members).
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Thanks in advance for considering joining us for this interactive learning experience! We think it will be valuable as we seek to meaningfully integrate inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility in our work.
Teaching & Facilitating with Neurodiversity in Mind
with Kate Klein
Monday, October 24, 2022
via Zoom – please register in advance:
It is such a gift to get to facilitate other’s learning. It can sometimes feel challenging, though, to account for all the ways in which learners’ brains work differently. If there are as many minds as there are people, is it even possible to “get it right”? In this hands-on workshop, we will explore some essential things to keep in mind when teaching towards learner complexity and neurodiversity. Using your own ‘sticky’ teaching practices as a jumping off point, we will explore how these practices might be received by different kinds of learners. We will then brainstorm how to make these practices more accessible for neurodivergent learners without leaving your own needs behind.
By the end of this workshop, you will:
1. Be familiar with a Universal Design for Learning framework of education and acquainted with useful UDL resources to support your facilitation practice.
2. Understand how to approach facilitating towards neurodiversity as a “life-long learner” with needs of your own, rather than as a perfectionist.
3. Have new strategies for:
· Building choice into your facilitation practice;
· Taking a second look at commonly-held ideas of normal; and
· Becoming a safe place for feedback and suggestions for adaptation.
TO ATTEND, please register in advance:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
See the flyer here.