How Ontario School Boards Identify and Support the Needs of Diverse Learners

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Zoom – A meeting link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

This workshop will focus on Ministry of Education policies and processes related to supporting students with diverse needs and strengths. It will review the role of School Support Teams, Individual Learning Plans (ILPs), Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Identification Placement Review Committees (IPRC). It will also provide a forum for participants to ask general questions about how students with exceptionalities access various supports and how parents can best navigate these systems.

Facilitator: For the past 15 years Jody Chong has split her time between her roles as an Assistant Professor at The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto and the Toronto District School Board where she is employed as a Special Education Teacher.  Prior to this, she worked as a Reading Teacher with the Learning Disabilities Research Program at SickKids Hospital for almost ten years. Her research interests include reading difficulties and disabilities and the implementation of evidence-based literacy programs in classrooms.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, postdoctoral fellows and faculty are welcome. Partners and family members (including chosen family members) who are co-caregivers with U of T students, staff, postdoctoral fellows and faculty are also welcome to attend. If you have any access needs to ensure your full participation in this event, please contact the Family Care Office and we will make appropriate arrangements.