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Summer Structure + Tough Topics

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Winter 2022 Update

For a limited time we’re pleased to offer the replay of Dr. Avant’s presentation:

Below is the slide deck from Dr. Avant’s presentation. You can download a copy (with working links) here.

Skinner North PD 6.9.21

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Event Details

Join us as the Diverse Needs Committee welcomes Dr. Janie Avant of The Nora Project for a virtual presentation. Dr. Avant will discuss ways to handle the lack of structure presented by the summer months and strategies to talk to and support students with disabilities as they cope with big events happening in the world right now. This will be a 45 minute presentation followed by a question and answer session. All are welcome!

About Dr. Janie Avant

Dr. Avant is a former special education teacher, retired in June 2019 with 40 years of experience in the classroom. She has been recognized by a variety of organizations for her outstanding work with children with disabilities in the classroom and in the community. Among many other honors, she is a three-time teacher of the year and a recipient of the Special U.S. Congressional Recognition for Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the Community. Dr. Avant received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Loyola University Maryland, and she received a Masters in Education with a concentration in Multiple Disabilities, as well as a Ph.D. in Special Education with a concentration in Physical and Health Disabilities, from Georgia State University.

About The Nora Project

The Nora Project LogoThe Nora Project is on a mission to promote disability inclusion by empowering educators and engaging students and communities.

The Nora Project trains and coaches educators and offers a suite of SEL programs that dive deeply into the concepts of empathy and inclusion, explicitly addressing disability and difference as a part of human diversity.

Their programs connect what students are learning to the real world, offering them authentic opportunities to practice what they learn during direct instruction.

Learn more about The Nora Project


June 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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