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Sunday, March 2 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Supporting Diverse Learners Learning Lab #1

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iJED Learning Lab: Supporting Diverse Learners


Lead Facilitator

Arlene Remz of Gateways: Access to Jewish Education

Allison Zmuda 

Learning Lab case study: 



No classroom has just one, two or even three learning styles present.  Each student learns in a way that is as unique as they are.  This learning lab explores what steps educators can take to make sure that none of their students are getting left behind.  Participants will return to their schools seeing their classroom in a whole new light and possessing the tools and resources that will improve learning for all students.


Overall Structure:
In this Learning Lab, participants will work in groups to explore real life case studies of the challenges that arise when supporting students with an array of different learning styles and needs. Participants will learn from each other and from experts in the field over the course of three Lab sessions and dive deeply into discussions about inclusion practices, systems, personnel, communication, and other challenges and opportunities.  

Lab #1:

  • Introduction to Lab & case study approach
  • Consultant  Panel: Framing the “big ideas” underlying the case studies
  • Group work (facilitated by Case Managers) : teambuilding, discussion of case study; work with Consultant #1
  • Explanation of next day’s Table Networking activity 


Who should attend?

This Lab is not just for special educators - it takes a whole school to create inclusive culture and practice. This Lab is designed for everyone in the day school community (grades K-12) who is invested in an inclusive environment where all students learn and achieve. Participation is recommended for school administrators, admissions directors, teacher leaders, specialists, lay leaders, as well as directors of support services and special educators. Together we will deeply explore these important issues of inclusion that all day schools face.



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Arlene Remz

Executive Director, Gateways: Access to Jewish Education
Arlene Remz, Executive Director of Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, began her work in special education as a counselor in the Tikvah Program at Camp Ramah in New England after graduating from college.  Arlene, who holds an M.Ed. from Columbia University in Technology in Education and an M.A. in Special Education from New York University, spent her early career as a special education teacher in Massachusetts and New York. She worked... Read More →
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Allison Zmuda

The Competent Classroom, LLC
Allison Zmuda’s focus is to help every educator create a competent classroom—a learning environment where all participants believe it is possible for them to be successful—in which what teachers and students are expected to know and be able to do is challenging, feasible, and worthy of the attempt. Zmuda also specializes in short and long range continuous improvement planning, evaluating the degree to which structures, policies, and job... Read More →

Sunday March 2, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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