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Jun 17 2023


6:00 pm





Webinar -Walk a Mile in My Shoes

Walk a Mile in My Shoes is an experiential workshop that uses simulations and exercises to raise awareness about learning differences. The workshop helps participants to explore learning differences such as: Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, and Visual-Perception difficulties and the role early intervention plays in identifying and supporting children with suspected and diagnosed learning differences. Through this workshop, participants will gain knowledge about current research and knowledge in the field of learning differences and a practical understanding of how it may affect a person’s everyday life at home, work and early education/care and school.

Living Inquiries:

Well-being and belonging.
Communication and Literacies
Identities, social responsibility, and diversity.


Every child is a gift.
Diversity and difference.
Interests and inquiries.
Individual differences.

Suitable for ECE students, parents, intermediate and experienced early care and learning professionals working with children of all ages, from infants/toddlers to school age children, including children with extra support needs.

Facilitator(s): Dr. Jennifer Fane

Jennifer is the Director of Education at The Learning Disabilities Society (LDS), a Vancouver-based nonprofit charity serving diverse learners aged three-to-adult across the Province. She holds an interdisciplinary PhD in Early Childhood Education, Public Health, and Social Policy, and is a BC Certified Teacher. For the past 18 years, Jennifer has worked in the education and care sectors as a Professor in Education and Early Years in Canada and Australia, an Educational Researcher in the birth-to-five and school age sectors, and a kindergarten teacher in the New Westminster School District. She has a passion for working with children and families experiencing diverse learning journeys and advocating for inclusive education.

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