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The Respecting Diversity Program

Facilitator(s): Kelly Gibbs
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Sep 24, 2020 (4:00 pm to 5:30 pm MDT)
Day 2Oct 01, 2020 (4:00 pm to 5:30 pm MDT)
$50.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Course code: 21-IE-053

Target Audience

Teachers Div. 1, 2, 3, 4

About this learning opportunity

Please note: the webinar information (link and how to access the webinar) will be emailed to you 2 hours prior to the webinar start time (MDT). If you have not received the webinar link by then, please email 

In her book The Three Block Model of UDL, Jennifer Katz noted that the block of Social Emotional Learning could be viewed as one of the most important for discovering personal strengths, recognizing and respecting the differences and strengths in others, building self-esteem and creating a sense of community and support. This two-part session focuses building your own Respecting Diversity Program to engage all students. By teaching students (and staff) skills to support each other, an inclusive community is the outcome. This program can be built to support each other through in-class, online and blended learning circumstances.

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Kelly has spent her educational career supporting students with a variety of needs and supporting staff building instructional strategies. She wanted to know more about how students learn and why they had difficulty back to school she went! As a teacher and a Reading Specialist, Kelly holds a Masters degree from the University of Alberta in the area of language and literacy development and specialized assessment. She built her knowledge of UDL through her work at the University of Manitoba. Her work as a Consultant supported teachers in building inclusive practice in all divisions. She has in-depth experience doing professional development, with a focus on instructional strategies and implementation of such strategies. She has taught pre-service teachers at the University of Alberta for the past year. Kelly's joy has been found in supporting staff in the use of research-based strategies that make teaching and learning intentional and meaningful.