Universal Design for Learning in the Virtual Space
11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Mrs. Sherika Powell-Easy
Mrs. Sherika Powell-Easy is a Lecturer in the School of Languages and Literatures at Church Teachers’ College: Mandeville. She has over twelve years of teaching experience at both the secondary and tertiary levels. She holds a Diploma in Secondary Education, obtained at Church Teachers’ College, a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from the Western Carolina University in North Carolina, U.S.A., and a Master in Literacy Studies from the University of the West Indies.
Mrs. Powell-Easy has been involved in literacy development for years, as she is passionate about literacy, and believes every child possesses the ability to learn, despite challenges that may arise in their lives. This passion for educating and molding the lives of every child she encounters has led her to take up positions at numerous academic institutions where her impact is greatly felt and appreciated.
As educators, we are charged with the responsibility of imparting knowledge to students of diverse backgrounds and capabilities. Now more than ever, we are tasked with the responsibility of guiding students on their academic journey, ensuring they become worthwhile citizens amidst the COVID -19 pandemic.
This presentation focuses on a universal approach to learning in the virtual space, and on a number of academic success strategies that teachers can use to enhance the learning of students in both online and