Date: February 7-8, 2019
Location: Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Joni Degner is a member of the CAST Professional Learning Cadre and a full time UDL facilitator for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC) in Columbus, Indiana, a district nationally recognized for UDL practices and implementation. In her role as a UDL facilitator, she designs professional learning in Universal Design for Learning and Cultural Responsiveness for Teachers and leadership. She works should-to-shoulder with learners to deepen their UDLknowledge and implementation. Joni is a recognized international expert in Universal Design for Learning and leads conferences and workshops that focus on implementation of Universal Design for Learning for schools, districts and organizations.
Niel Albero, CAST UDL Implementation Specialist
Niel comes to CAST as a UDL Implementation Specialist, working with school-based teams to develop understanding around the UDL framework and customize their experience to their context.
As an educator for 20 years, Niel has worked in Special Education, Middle School Mathematics, and as an Instructional Coach. He is most passionate about Engaging all Learners and designing Learning Environments that reduce barriers for students.
Niel earned his masters in Reading at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT and C.A.G.S. in Educational Leadership, American International College, Springfield, MA