Webinar: Universal Design in Early Childhood Education

Posted by on February 9, 2009

National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP) is pleased to host the February webinar on Universal Design in Early Childhood Education

Date: Monday, February 23rd at 3 PM – 4 PM EST (2pm-3pm Central, 1pm-2pm Mountain, 12pm-1pm Pacific).

This session is designed to familiarize participants with Universal Design and the practical application to the preschool environment, curriculum, instructional practices, assessment, and family involvement. This webinar is primarily designed to engage national service programs that serve as teachers’ aids or tutors in pre-school environments.

Mary Lu Love is a Lecturer/Program Director of Boston Ready at Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston. Boston Ready is an early childhood professional development research grant, in collaboration with Boston Public Schools and other early childhood settings, and the Wellesley Center for Women. Ms. Love holds a masters degree in Child Care Administration and has 36 years experience teaching and administering in private, non-profits, and Head Start early childhood programs. She has taught in higher education part-time for twenty-years, and helped to develop the early childhood program of study at UMass Boston. She is a parent of two adult-children with learning disabilities.

Su Theriault is the Mentor Coordinator for the Boston Ready Project at the Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts, Boston. In this capacity, she facilitates professional development experiences, develops and teaches courses, and supports the project’s Boston Public School literacy coaches. Ms. Theriault has been in the field of early education for over thirty years. She began as a Head Start classroom aide and moved on to other positions within the agency. After several years as a private consultant and trainer, she spent nine years with the Head Start Bureau’s National Training and Technical Assistance Network, followed by a brief period working to support the cause of homeless young children. Ms. Theriault is committed to ensuring that all young children have access to high level and caring teachers and rich curriculum experiences.

Please email [email protected] to RSVP by Thursday, February 19th with the following info:
– Name
– Organization
– Email
– Phone
– If you require CART* to participate, please also indicate so in your email
– Feel free to add questions/comments you would like the presenter to touch on.

Elesheva Soloff will send out a confirmation email, to those who RSVP, by Friday, February 20th with webinar connection instructions.

*CART service provides instantaneous translation of the speech text using real-time software. Teleconference/webinar participants receive caption services over the web. This is an accommodation we provide to participants who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

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