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Reaching Students with Disabilities through Distance Learning: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Churchill School and Center administrators
Target audience: Teachers of students with special needs, N-12
In this eSeminar, Jason, Annita, and Sara will provide an overview of the K to 12 Distance Learning Program at the Churchill School and Center. We will discuss the various components of our program including platforms used for synchronous learning and asynchronous learning and digital tools used to maintain student and parent engagement. Special focus will be placed on
- the rationale for decisions made when launching the program,
- the enhancements and adjustments made along the way
- reflections on our best practices when reaching students with disabilities through distance learning
Format of the eSeminar
Comprehensive overview of K-12 Program (45 minutes)
Breakout sessions by division (ES, MS, HS) will include a Q&A and opportunities to share (30 - 45 minutes)
Sara Cohen is the Elementary School Principal at The Churchill School and Center. She is currently completing her 12th year at Churchill after experience working in a public school and NYC charter school. Sara received her BS in Elementary Education. She then received her MS degrees in Literacy and School Building Leadership. At Churchill, before becoming the Elementary School Principal, Sara worked as a Literacy Specialist, Advisor, and Classroom Teacher.
Annita Bruna is the Middle School Principal at the Churchill School and Center. She is currently completing her 16th year at Churchill. Annita received her BA from San Jose State University in Child and Adolescent Development. She holds a dual masters degree from Bank Street College in General Education and Special Education (grades 5 through 9) as well as an Advanced Certificate in School Building Leadership. Annita began her career at Churchill. She started as a 7th grade assistant teacher before becoming a head teacher and eventually the middle school principal.
Jason Wallin is the High School Principal at The Churchill School and Center. He is currently completing his 19th year at Churchill and has been with the high school since its opening in 2001. Jason received a BA in both Philosophy and Social Studies Education and an MA in The Teaching of Social Studies. He also received an Advanced Certificate in School Building Leadership. At Churchill, before becoming the High School Principal, Jason worked as a department chair, social studies teacher, and advisor.
NYSAIS member schools - $25.00
Non-members - $50.00
Registration closes 1 hour before the start of the event.
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This eSeminar will be recorded and, depending on privacy and quality concerns, may be provided to registrants after the presentation.