This creative commons licensed open course "Supporting Students with Disabilities" is designed for all BC postsecondary faculty and staff who interact with students with disabilities, especially in a trades school context.
The course is developed in the WordPress platform using the LearnDash and can be delivered in a face-to-face, online self-guided or blended format. The content covers practical information and knowledge that helps all faculty and staff better understand how support all students in their learning and paths to success. Topics covered include understanding disabilities, implementing UDL and creating an inclusive campus.
This session will provide a brief overview of the course in order to promote this open resource with the larger higher education community. We're happy to share any lessons-learned from the project, answer any technical questions people may have about the project and the session will mostly be guided by participants to see what aspects of the project they're more interested to discuss.
Helen currently works at the Justice Institute of BC as an Instructional Designer where she creates and designs online courses & trainings. She completed her MA in Instructional Technology & Media from Columbia University Teachers College. Outside of her professional role she is also an active member in the Vancouver Maker Education Community, a Mozilla Rep, Webmaker Mentor and mom. She is passionate about #makeredBC #teachtheweb and always interested in #edtech #edchat.
One of the things I really love about the work I do is that I’m frequently faced with new challenges when working on projects, and I have an awesome team to lean on so I’m able to come up with creative ways to problem solve and learn from each experience.
- General Lecture Session: Supporting Students with Disabilities