In this facilitated course, we challenge the traditional views of general and special education and the resulting identities of educators. Participants explore and analyze concepts of school culture and climate for inclusive learning support, roles of everyone in the building to maximize our time and effectiveness, and the misunderstanding of students with disabilities as having "special needs." The framework of Universal Design for Learning is introduced, and participants practice using this to identify strengths and areas of opportunity. Rather than exploring strategies by disability category, we explore by area of need so the strategies can truly be implemented as universal design for learning in every classroom, harnessing the power of Tier 1 instruction. This course is based on the ASCD book, Your Students, My Students, Our Students: Rethinking Equitable and Inclusive Education (September, 2019).
St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju
On Site Dates:
45 Continuing Education Hours
Credit available through SDSU ($130/credit)
About Your Instructor
Lee Ann Jung, PhD
Lee Ann is CEO of Lead Inclusion, Clinical Professor at San Diego State University, and a consultant to schools worldwide. She provides support to schools in the areas of universal design for learning, inclusion, intervention, and mastery-based assessment and grading. Before beginning a career in higher education she worked in special education in the roles of teacher and administrator. She is a former full professor and director of International Partnerships in the University of Kentucky's College of Education. Lee Ann leads the International Inclusive Leadership Program, a professional learning and graduate program for educators in international schools in partnership with San Diego State University.
Lee Ann has authored 6 books, more than 50 journal articles and book chapters, and has served as associate editor for Young Exceptional Children (YEC), section editor for The Routledge Encyclopedia of Education, guest editor and editorial board member of Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, and editorial board member for Journal of Early Intervention. Lee Ann is past chair for the Classroom Assessment special interest group for the American Educational Research Association.