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Presented by: Usha James, Executive Director, The Critical Thinking Consortium (TC2)

Grade level: All

About this webinar:

According to Learning for All, students who require additional support, like those with LDs, should have a learner profile in place. These learner profiles should give detailed, in-depth information about the learning strengths and needs of the individual student. But do you know what to include in the profile?

In this webinar, the audience will be introduced to a free resource that was created for educators who are facilitating professional learning around the Learning for All document. Participants will be encouraged to think deeply about the strengths and needs of the students with LDs that they support. By the end of this webinar, we will have:

  • Expanded our understanding of learning differences
  • Examined the sources that inform the learner profiles
  • Determined how to recognize and capture learning patterns

About the Presenter:

Usha James spent 12 years as a secondary teacher and five years at OISE at the University of Toronto, as an instructor and then Director of the Secondary Program. She has co-authored textbooks, teachers’ resources, course profiles and ministry documents with the aim of providing practical strategies for teachers seeking to refine their practice.
Usha has contributed to The Critical Thinking Consortium (TC2) as a resource writer and facilitator and is currently the Executive Director. Usha has worked with principals, superintendents, and teachers of kindergarten to post-secondary students, supporting their efforts to improve the quality of thinking of all learners.