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Educating and learning online can be daunting in the best of times. If your students have learning disabilities (LDs) it can be even more complicated. How do you adapt online lessons to meet the needs and tap into their strengths of students with LDs?

If you don't know where to start, this is the webinar for you! Our education experts, Susan Alcorn MacKay and Martin Smit have years of experience working with students with learning disabilities and they are here to answer your questions.

About the Presenters

Susan Alcorn MacKay

Susan has been working in the field of special education at all levels for the past 35 years. Currently retired as the Director, Counselling and Student Support at Cambrian College, she continues to teach in the LD Program at Cambrian. During the years since this program was implemented as part of the Learning Opportunities Task Force 2002, thousands of students and their educators have benefited from these modules, directed at students with LD through learning strategies and assistive technology. She also develops and delivers on-line additional qualification courses in special education for Nipissing University and is a member of the LDAO Provincial board of directors. A frequent speaker on disability issues, Susan focuses on practices that work and support learners with a wide range of disabilities within the educational environment. An author of a children’s book, The Turtle Connection, Susan has also contributed to other educational publications as a researcher and poet.

Martin Smit

teaching online

Martin Smit is the English Language Educational Consultant for LDAO. He has over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher, music teacher, administrator and system principal for the Hastings and Prince Edward and Greater Essex district school boards as well as the Provincial and Demonstration Schools branch. Martin has facilitated workshops at a number of education conferences including Quest, Educators’ Institute and ASET. He was a member of the LD@school Advisory Committee for five years and served more recently on the LDAO Board of Directors. Martin is a strong advocate for all students and supports school-wide, data-driven strategies for addressing learning needs.