Lead To Include Conference – Jennifer Katz and Kevin Lamoureux – Intersections, indigeneity, and inclusion

By Steve Sider

n this series, experts from a variety of backgrounds in Canadian education explore the landscape of inclusion and inclusive education. What are our visions for inclusion? What are the challenges, the opportunities and the provocative questions that need to be asked? How do prepare participants at all levels to effectively navigate the inclusion landscape so that we are better preparing our schools for ALL students? This is the Heart and Spirit of Inclusion.

Jennifer Katz is Associate Professor at Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education at the University of British Columbia. She created the Three Block Model of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) which is now being implemented by school divisions across Canada as a framework for inclusive education. Dr. Katz also works extensively with First Nation elders and communities in Manitoba, Alberta and Quebec.

Kevin Lamoureux, National Education Lead of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to address recent advances in integrating Traditional Knowledge inclusively within Canadian education.

In this conference keynote, Jennifer and Kevin explore Intersections, indigeneity, and inclusion.