Closing plenary: Power and Empowerment: Honouring by Decision and Design with Andratesha Fritzgerald, Strategic Partner – Building Blocks of Brilliance
Day 2: May 4, 1pm-3:30pm (in-person, Desautels Hall, Rotman School of Management)
Come be inspired and energized by our closing speaker – join us on the afternoon of Day 2 for an interactive workshop with UDL expert, leading educator and author Andratesha Fritzgerald!
With antiracism and Universal Design for Learning we can begin inviting every voice to powerful positions by honouring identity, culture, and learning needs. This session explores the notions of power and empowerment that are made evident in our decisions, our designs and our outcomes.
About the Speaker: Andratesha has a passion for Universal Design for Learning, Culturally Responsive Teaching and Antiracism, and has led collaborative initiatives to craft organizational implementation plans, design lab templates, professional development symposia and professional practice cadres. She models expert learning while equipping others to do the same. As an international keynote speaker she has presented at the CAST International Symposium on Universal Design for Learning, Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Ireland National College and many other organizations and districts including post-secondary institutions in Ontario. Her award-winning book Antiracism and Universal Design for Learning: Building Expressways to Success, (CAST, 2020) has helped schools, districts, colleges, universities and organizations begin the brave actions to view and address equity in education.
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