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Presented by:
Brittany Burek, Taisley Isaac & Laurie Faith

Grade Level:
Primary (K-3) & Junior (4-6)

About the webinar:

Let's get back to basics! In this calm and grounding presentation, we’ll refresh key research on engagement and motivation, provide our straightforward Ten Keys tool for tweaking your online lessons, and create space for participants to use the keys to start unlocking a frustrating previous experience. Our goal is to help you create online (and in-person) lessons that foster persistence, attention, and delight in your students. We’ll emphasize universal designs that will be good for all learners, but particularly necessary for those with exceptionalities.

About the presenters:

Brittany Burek

Brittany is a doctoral student in the School and Clinical Child Psychology program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto). She is a member of the Learning, Engagement, and Attention Lab. Her own research program explores online learning for neurodiverse students. She has taught a course in Special Education to teacher candidates in OISE’s Child Studies in Education program. Brittany has experience practicing psychology in a variety of settings (school, community mental health, hospital, private practice). In her role, she works closely with educators to promote student wellbeing, learning, and development.

Taisley Isaac

Taisley is currently a grade 1 virtual teacher with the Toronto DSB. She graduated from OISE's MA of Child Study in Education program in 2019 and began teaching with the TDSB in September 2019. In her first year of teaching, Taisley co-taught with one of the TDSB's Digital Lead Learner Hybrid Teachers; an experience that allowed her to finesse her online pedagogy.

Laurie Faith
Laurie Faith is the creator of an international EF-based teaching movement called Activated Learning. She has been teaching in special and typical classrooms for 17 years and remains a teacher at heart. Laurie is currently completing her doctoral studies at OISE.