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Sevenzo Live Chat: Accessibility, Inclusion, & Social Justice

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How do you prepare for all students to be included and access learning? Join Nancy Kawaja in a live video chat on Thursday, January 12 at 8-9pm Eastern.

Nancy will lead a discussion among educators and learners inspired by her popular post Turn Your Device ON: Technology, Accessibility, and Inclusiveness. In a world where students are diagnosed, labelled, and streamed, inclusion —or belonging— is the foundation to student success. Together, we'll share strategies that create a culture of understanding and belonging. Learn more about the live chat experience here.


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Nancy Kawaja

Nancy Kawaja is an Assistive Tech Support teacher for the Ottawa Catholic School Board in Ottawa, Canada. She is passionate about accessibility, inclusive design, social justice and student voice. Her teaching experiences have taken her from Adult Ed in the Himalayan villages of Nepal to co-facilitating K-12 summer literacy programs in rural St. Lucia. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Professional Learning Specialist, and Google Certified Educator.


Luis Pérez

Luis Pérez is an inclusive learning evangelist based in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has more than a decade of experience working with educators to help them integrate technology in ways that empower all learners. Luis holds a doctorate in special education and a master’s degree in instructional technology from the University of South Florida, and he was selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) in 2009 and as a Google in Education Certified Innovator in 2014. He currently serves as the Professional Learning Chair of the Inclusive Learning Network of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which recognized him as its 2016 Outstanding Inclusive Educator.


Mark Coppin

Mark Coppin is the Director of Assistive Technology at the Anne Carlsen Center in Jamestown, ND where he coordinates the provision of assistive technology services for the Center. He also provides technology evaluations and consultation services throughout North Dakota. Mark has presented at state, regional, national, and international conferences on such topics as technology and teaching, special education, assistive technology, mobile devices in education, and autism. He has presented twice at the United Nations on the importance of accessibility. Mark holds a bachelor's degree in speech communications and special education and a master’s degree in educational media design and technology. In 2009, Mark was named an Apple Distinguished Educator, and served on their advisory board from 2009-2012. His leadership was instrumental in the Anne Carlsen Center’s selection as an Apple Distinguished School for 2012-2017. In 2013, Coppin was one of 10 educators recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House. Coppin also serves on the SXSWEDU (South By SouthWest Education) advisory board.


Sady Paulson

My name is Sady Paulson, from Fargo, North Dakota, and I have Cerebral Palsy. I am an editor, presenter, and a recent graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Cinematography. As a kid, I was always wondering if I could ever have a job that I love. When I met Mark Coppin about 10 years ago, my little world changed in a huge way. Now, I’m a big nerd that loves technology! I am like a technology junkie, but there is more to me than just that. Technology has been a huge part of my life for a long time.

I have Cerebral Palsy. It brings about a lot of obstacles and challenges into my life, but I do not let this hold me back. My love for technology is more than just a passion; it gives me access to my world. I need help in some areas, but assistive technology enables me to communicate with my loved ones, and pursue my career. I recently graduated from Full Sail University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Cinematography.

Technology has been very helpful to me through my education, and now I am following my dreams. I will always use some type of technology in my daily life. I love to make films about real life and the world. I have been a director, cinematographer, actress, editor and a lot more. I enjoy being able to do something with my skills. I often do presentations about myself, and the technology that has changed my life. I hope by sharing my story, other people will realize that it is possible to live how you wish. There are people out there who make it their sole mission in life, to help you find and access everything you need. These people mean more to me than they will ever know.



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Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/122166324

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +14086380968,122166324# or +16465588656,122166324#

Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 122 166 324
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=P9yxqwGH2IdU3lVCYNIGe6Z_dEqYJFyt

Please contact christina@sevenzo.org with any questions about this event.

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