Inclusive Assessments for All Learners
through the Lens of Design Thinking
April 28, 2022
1:00 to 2:00PM Eastern Time
The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing educational inequalities. How can we better serve our most vulnerable students, including neurodiverse learners? Join Drs. Therese Ajtum-Roberts and Lindsay Portnoy as they discuss the importance of knowing students and how they learn in order to help bring them along in their success journey. Dr. Ajtum-Roberts, who serves on the board of the New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO), will talk about her extensive work with faculty guiding instructors to create more inclusive learning environments. Dr. Portnoy, cognitive scientist and author of Designed to Learn: Using Design Thinking to Bring Purpose and Passion to the Classroom, will introduce design thinking as a lens for creating more equitable outcomes for our learners by invigorating teaching, learning, and assessment. This webinar will include time for questions from attendees.
Dr. Marlene Clapp, SUCCESS Institutional Research Analyst, Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges; and NEean Board Member (moderator)
Dr. Therese Ajtum-Roberts, Coordinator of the Chris Walsh Center for Educators and Families at Framingham State University
Dr. Lindsay Portnoy, Associate Teaching Professor and Cognitive Scientist, Northeastern University Graduate School of Education
Cost: this event is free for NEean members, and costs $15 for non-members.
An email will be sent to registrants on April 27th
with log in information for the webinar.
Many thanks to CAST as the Diamond Level Sponsor of our webinar series on Assessment in Special Populations
Notification of Session Recording
Please be advised that this session will be recorded and the recording shared with attendees and NEean members.