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About Mirko Chardin

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. He delivers keynotes across the nation on equity, social justice, and personal narrative. He is also a race, diversity, and cultural proficiency facilitator and leadership coach for the Aspire Institute at Boston University’s New Wheelock College of Human Development. He is a principal mentor for the Perone-Sizer Creative Leadership Institute, a Trustee at Wheaton College, and an active hip-hop artist.

About Katie Novak, Ed.D.

Katie Novak, EdD is an internationally renowned education consultant as well as a practicing leader in education in Massachusetts. With 17 years of experience in teaching and administration, an earned doctorate in curriculum and teaching, and seven published books, Katie designs and presents workshops both nationally and internationally focusing on the implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and universally designed leadership.

Show Highlights

  • Equity by Design
  • Missed opportunities when providing options for students
  • Are we creating barriers for our students?
  • Intent and Impact
  • Are we giving ourselves more work when using UDL?

Connect with Mirko and Katie

Twitter - @MirkoMilk  

Twitter - @KatieNovakUDL

Equity by Design: Delivering on the Power and Promise of UDL

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Hosted by Dr. Sheldon L. Eakins, Founder of the Leading Equity Center

ADVOCACY - Taking actionable steps to defend, recommend, argue in favor of a cause, or vocalize on behalf of others. It is an art that many educators have developed in their pursuit towards fostering an equitable learning environment for all students. Register for this FREE online event to learn ways that you can develop your advocacy skills in your school/community from 60+ speakers. Closed Captions included.


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