Waubonsee Community College

Breaking Down Barriers Conference- Stories & Resources: Community, Culture and Accesibility. 

This conference is an opportunity to engage in best practices in moving your instruction and your campus to a more inclusive culture. Each Friday, you will have the opportunity to engage with expert presenters that highlight and celebrate being accessible, designing with educational technologies that work for everyone, working towards institutional compliance, and designing your course to have a focus on inclusive course design. Not only will you be engaged and hear from experts, you'll also hear from your peers and your students. Each Friday begins with a keynote presentation followed by the option of selecting one of three tracks during the Zoom session. Choose to attend a lightning round with four, 15-minute presentations, a panel presentation track or, hear more from the keynote presenter. Afterwards, engage with participants all month long in a back-channel chat. Join the conferemce as they Break Down the Barriers and share stories and resources to help you and your campus on your accessibility journey.

Keynote & Featured Speakers

Thomas Tobin, Ph.D.
Program Area Director for Distance Teaching & Learning, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dawn Monroe
Certified Microsoft Office Specialist

Robert Gibson, Ed.D.
Director of Learning Technologies
Emporia State University

Vance Martin, Ph.D.
Executive Policy Advisor for Accessibility
University of Illinois System, Board of Trustees Office

Agenda

 

May 7 - Advocacy

10:00  Keynote: Thomas Tobin, Ph.D. "Why Accessibility is "Step Zero" toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion"

11:00 Track 1 - 3

  • Track 1: Lightning Round Discussions
  • Track 2: Fireside Chat Conversations
  • Track 3: Student Panel on Accessibility


May 14 - Inclusive and Accessible Educational Technologies

10:00 Featured Speaker: Dawn Monroe

11:00 Track 1-3

  • Track 1: Lightning Round Discussions
  • Track 2: Fireside Chat Conversations
  • Track 3: Follow up discussion with featured speaker


May 21 - Legal, Timelines, and Institutional Governance

10:00 Featured Speaker: Robert Gibson, Ed.D.

11:00 Track 1-3

  • Track 1: Lightning Round Discussions
  • Track 2: Fireside Chat Conversations
  • Track 3: Follow up discussion with featured speaker


May 28 - Inclusive Course Design

10:00   Featured Speaker: Vance Martin, Ph.D.

11:00   Track 1-3

  • Track 1: Lightning Round Discussions
  • Track 2: Fireside Chat Conversations
  • Track 3: Follow up discussion with featured speaker

For more information, contact Jeff Newell - jeff.newell@illinois.gov

Friday, May 28 at 10:00am

Virtual Event
Event Type

Employee Engagement and Development

Target Audience

Faculty

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Website

http://ilcco.net/ILCCO/?p=edu&a=event...

Cost

Free

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Sponsored By

ILCCO

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