Accommodating Disabilities: Building Educator Capacity to Help Students Succeed in PSE

The Conference Board of Canada, September 25, 2018
Recorded Webinar
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Post-secondary education institutions in Canada are enrolling more and more students with diverse and wide-ranging disabilities. What do college and university educators need to know to help accommodate the varied learning needs of students in their classrooms? This webinar will discuss the Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE) program, a modified college diploma program offered at Ontario colleges for students with significant learning challenges. The CICE program enlists dedicated learning facilitators who work with teaching faculty to modify course components to suit the learning objectives of the individual student. The webinar will discuss how the CICE program achieves collaboration between program staff and college faculty to help students with disabilities succeed in achieving their learning goals.

Webinar Highlights

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How the CICE (Community Integration through Cooperative Education) program model is opening the door to post-secondary education for more students with disabilities;
  • Approaches to accommodating, adapting and modifying curriculum for students with significant learning challenges in the post-secondary classroom;
  • Strategies for successful relationship-building between teaching faculty and accessibility and accommodation specialists.

About Shauna

Photo of Shauna MooreShauna Moore is the First Generation Student Coordinator at Durham College. Her role involves reaching out to students who have multiple barriers that prevent them from considering and applying to post-secondary programs, assisting them in transitioning successfully to college and providing supports to ensure their success for the duration of their program. She was a Learning Facilitator for 10 years in the CICE program, starting in fall 2007, when the program was launched at Durham College. She has taught a variety of courses on a part-time basis for the past 9 years.

About Nathan

Photo of Nathan WilsonNathan Wilson has been a full-time faculty member since 2014. He is the Communications Program Coordinator and currently teaches a range of courses including General Education electives, remedial grammar and language subjects, and academic success skills-building classes. In Human Relations, a General Education elective that he has taught every semester since he started, Nathan has had the opportunity to work with many CICE Learning Facilitators and students. He has therefore accrued a great deal of experience working with LFs in their role of adjusting curriculum and coursework to meet the needs of students with varied disabilities.

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