In this course, we will focus on the connection between UDL and social justice, culturally sustaining pedagogy, impact over intentions, disproportionality, and integrative comprehensive systems. Discussions will focus on identifying and eliminating systemic barriers that result in systems that don't work for all students, especially those who are culturally and linguistically diverse.
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Understand what it means to be an expert teacher by incorporating social justice practices, culturally sustaining pedagogies, and trauma-informed practices into universal design.
Learn how to universally design instruction that honors the experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse students while resulting in desired academic impact.
Mirko Chardin is the Founding Head of School of the Putnam Avenue Upper School in Cambridge, MA. Mirko’s work has involved all areas of school management and student support. His greatest experience and passion revolves around culturally connected teaching and learning, recruiting and retaining educators of color, restorative practice, and school culture. Mirko was a keynote speaker at the 2017 UDL for Social Justice Symposium, the 2018 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Leading with Equity & Access Conference, the 2019 California MTSS Professional Learning Institute and was the 2019 opening keynote speaker for the Holyoke & North Andover Public School Districts. He is also a race, diversity and cultural proficiency facilitator & leadership coach for the Aspire Institute at Boston University’s New Wheelock College of Human Development and Education and is a Virtual Module Content Provider and In-Person Technical Assistance Provider for the Dept. of Ed.’s Inclusive Practice Academy.
He is a principal mentor for the Perone-Sizer Creative Leadership Institute, a Trustee at Wheaton College and is an active hip-hop artist, releasing the album “Unhealthy Societies” this past year. Mirko presents both locally and nationally on issues of cultural proficiency, equity and the use of personal narratives. He is also the co-author with Dr. Katie Novak of the newly released “Equity by Design: The Power and Promise of UDL“. He is available to provide workshops, seminars and trainings on implicit bias, microaggressions, UDL, restorative practice, identity, courageous conversations about race, and personal narratives.
The fee listed for the course covers your course registration. The price for the course text is not included in the course price. You may also choose to purchase graduate credits from one of our accredited university partners at the time of registration. NY CTLE hours and Washington Clock hours available. Bulk discounts are available on registration fees for groups of 3 or more. For group pricing or for questions on purchase orders, contact us for details.
As long as you receive a grade of C or better, you will receive a completion certificate from Novak Education at the conclusion of the course.
Please check in with your school or district to determine what is required for salary points or advancement. Some states require additional proof of completion such as clock hours, contact hours, or credits.