Reaching High Expectations: Success for ALL Reaching High Expectations: Success for ALL

Date: March 18-19, 2021
Location: Reaching High, Virtual

Featured Speakers

Nicole Tucker-Smith

Nicole Tucker-Smith (@MsTuckerSmith), founder and CEO of Lessoncast (, helps schools implement professional learning initiatives focused on inclusive teaching and equity best practice. Nicole is co-author of the book, Supercharge Your Professional Learning: 40 Concrete Strategies to Improve Adult Learning (CAST Publishing, February 2020), which provides practical how-to information for applying the UDL Guidelines to professional learning experiences. She also leads the Jumpstart PD Network, a community of educators to share ideas, spread resources, post tips, and dialogue on key areas of interest related to designing and delivering effective PD.

She has served as a teacher, supervisor of parent support services, principal, and systemwide coordinator of professional development and training for Baltimore County Public Schools. Nicole was also a program coordinator for Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education and teaches as a faculty member for the JHU School of Education. Nicole is an international presenter on Universal Design for Learning, a member of the CAST National Faculty, and she provides her professional development expertise to support implementation of UDL in P12 and higher education learning environments.