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PIECE Spring Speaker Series

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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PIECE Spring SPeaker Series with Andratesha Fritzgerald.

We invite you to join us for our PIECE Two-Part Spring Speaker Series with Andratesha Fritzgerald!

Part I – Data Meets Design: Crafting Inclusive Early Learning Environments
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 | 4:00 – 5:30 pm | Via Zoom

This engaging and insightful workshop explores the intersection of data and design in early learning classrooms. Early childhood educators play a pivotal role in shaping the foundation for lifelong learning, and understanding how to leverage the variable communities within these classrooms is key to fostering strength and inclusivity. In this workshop, participants will delve into the world of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, gaining a comprehensive understanding of developmentally appropriate ways to incorporate them into early childhood curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices.

After registering for Part I of the event, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Part I Event Registration

Part II – Design to Partner with Families: Cultivating Effective Early Learning Collaboration
Thursday, May 16, 2024 | 4:00 – 5:30 pm | Via Zoom

This workshop delves into the transformative realm of collaboration. In this session we will explore the intricacies of building purposeful partnerships between parents/family members and early learning personnel, turning every educational setting into a dynamic and inclusive learning environment. This workshop aims to empower educators with the tools to honor and invite every family into the educational process by identifying and overcoming barriers to connection. By embracing the frameworks of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and culturally responsive strategies, educators will learn how to foster open communication channels and create a welcoming atmosphere in early learning settings.

After registering for Part II of the event, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Part II Event Registration

Please Note: This is a two part series. Please register for and plan to attend both sessions.
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About Our Presenter

Andratesha Fritzgerald is the author of Antiracism and Universal Design for Learning: Building Expressways to Success (CAST, 2020), winner of a Benjamin Franklin Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association. She has served extensively in education as a teacher, curriculum specialist, administrator, and director. As an international speaker, presenter, and facilitator, Fritzgerald exhibits an audacious perseverance that calls organizations to evolve into inclusive safe zones for all learners.



April 16
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm