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Saturday, May 4


Closing the Gap for Systemically Underserved Populations Through Unconditional Education
Missed instructional time is one of the main reasons systemically underserved students fall behind. Using self-regulation as a skill-building technique can help educators keep students in the classroom and accessing their education while meeting their social-emotional needs. This presentation will focus on techniques and support strategies, delivering content that can be transferred into practice the following school day.

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Katrina Carleton

Unconditional Education Coach, Seneca Family of Agencies
Katrina began her career in education teaching in an intensive English program for study abroad students at a local Washington college. Looking for a deeper impact, she completed a term of service with AmeriCorps and worked in an elementary school program. Passionate about finding... Read More →
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Erin Galloway

Director of School Partnerships, Seneca Family of Agencies
Erin works to help educators create compliant, effective, and innovative practices for meeting the needs of students faced with barriers to academic achievement, including those with disabilities. Erin comes to this work with experience in both charter and district schools teaching... Read More →

Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Orcas B Hilton Seattle Airport & Convention Center, 17620 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA, 98188


School-Wide Circles to Strengthen School Climate and Social-Emotional Skills Among Faculty and Scholars
Circles are an indigenous transformative experience that gives space for diverse perspectives to be heard and deep connections to be cultivated. Circles are a form of structured dialogue that encourages affirming others, vulnerability, and active listening to assist with social-emotional growth of all involved. Circles are designated time to develop the necessary soft skills that help faculty and scholars grow, allowing us to get to know peers and scholars in a way we rarely would otherwise.

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Baionne Coleman

School Leader, Impact | Puget Sound Elementary
Baionne Coleman, Principal, is a Washington State native and has almost two decades of experience working in education. Baionne grew up in Seattle’s various education models. She has served as an educator and administrative leader, including serving as the Student Life Director... Read More →

Saturday May 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Orcas A Hilton Seattle Airport & Convention Center, 17620 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA, 98188


Universal Design for Learning
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an educational framework based on research in learning sciences, including cognitive neuroscience, that guides the development of flexible learning environments that can accommodate individual learning differences by anticipating barriers within the environment (including the curriculum) and planning for them in advance (CAST, 2018). In this workshop, we'll explore the fundamental pillars of UDL as well as basic strategies for early implementation.

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Diana Marker

Director of School Services, Washington State Charter Schools Association
Diana serves as the Director of School Services at WA Charters. Prior to joining WA Charters, Diana was the Assistant Director of the True Measure Collaborative, a special education collaborative, which offers compliance support and training in inclusive practices to member charter... Read More →

Saturday May 4, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Orcas B Hilton Seattle Airport & Convention Center, 17620 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA, 98188