3 Steps to Independent Learning: How to Empower the Learner

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Presented By: Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles, Ph,D. ATP / Kathleen McClaskey, M.Ed. / Julie Hartman

Learners struggle in school for a variety of reasons, but the struggles we see are familiar:

  • avoiding reading
  • disorganization
  • writing challenges
  • refusing to try new things

…which can lead to reliance on staff, who may not be available to help. That’s where Empower the Learner comes in.

Kathleen McClaskey, M.Ed., Julie Hartman, and Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles, Ph.D. ATP, funneled their many years of experience and expertise into an effective, three-step process to empower all learners with skills & tools to learn, read, and work independently & with confidence.

Join Kathleen, Julie, and Hillary as they share their tried-and-true framework:

  • “Learner Profiles” — an opportunity for learners to build self-awareness and ways to take action around their strengths and challenges in learning
  • Assistive Technology for busting learning barriers (including language-based learning disabilities, dyslexia, dysgraphia)
  • Mindfulness strategies to build resilience and perseverance in the presence of challenges

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About the Presenter

Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles, Ph,D. ATP

is a nationally certified Assistive Technology Professional, providing consultation, training, and evaluation services to educational and other institutions in the areas of Assistive Technology (AT), Accessible Educational Materials(AEM), and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). She is the Assistive and Inclusive Technology Lead for Empower the Learner. Her book, One Size Does Not Fit All: Equity, Access, PD, and UDL illustrates how a one hour training in Universal Design for Learning can lead to transfer of learning and improved lesson plans.

Kathleen McClaskey, M.Ed.

is CEO and Inclusive Learning Officer of Empower the Learner, LLC, Founder of Make Learning Personal and co-author of bestsellers Make Learning Personal and How to Personalize Learning. She is an innovative thought leader, international speaker, professional developer, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) consultant with over 35 years of experience in creating learner-centered environments as a teacher, K-12 administrator and consultant. Kathleen is passionate in empowering ALL learners to thrive with tools, skills and practices so they become self-directed learners, learners with agency, who are future ready for college, career and life.

Julie Hartman

Lead Mindfulness and Mindset Specialist for Empower The Learner, is the founder of The Mindful Learner Program and is also a Life and Mindfulness Coach with over 20 years of experience coaching, mentoring, and teaching. Julie is an eternal optimist dedicated to helping others realize their own inherent worth and empowerment. She designs, leads, and teaches individual and group coaching programs, classes and workshops, meditation groups, and coaching intensives. She is committed to bringing the best of what she is living and learning to her work and continually strives to be a positive leader in the fields of personal growth, mindfulness, and transformation. To find more information about Julie and her work, please visit www.juliehartmancoaching.com.

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