Shelley Moore talks teaching to diversity

SMS is excited to welcome Shelley Moore to our campus today. 

Moore, who is an award winning SSHRC research storyteller and a TEDx speaker is presenting to MY and SY teachers on teaching to diversity, presuming competence in the classroom, and delving into the topics of inclusion and integration.

Moore will also be leading a discussion with the leadership team around the same topic. 

One of the focusses of the day will be looking at inclusion in BC's new curriculum and inclusive assessment. 

Moore's interactive presentations are constructed based on contexts of specific schools and communities and integrate theory and effective practices of inclusion, special education & curriculum. She completed an undergraduate degree in Special Education at the University of Alberta, her masters at Simon Fraser University, and is currently a SSHRC funded PhD scholar at the University of British Columbia.

SMS is committed to providing the best education possible to our girls and that means making sure our faculty and staff have access to professional development and exposure to leading experts in the industry. 

We recognize that learning occurs at different times and in different ways; and education is not a one size fits all approach. Our learning environment respects the diversity that exists amongst our students and supports the development of each girl. If a student is struggling, she will receive added support; if she is excelling, she will be provided with opportunities to stretch herself further. Our teachers consider the best approach for each student and address her learning needs together, through personalized learning plans. We challenge each girl to improve her own performance, exceed her own expectations, and realize her own potential.

SHELLEY MOORE is an inclusive-education consultant supporting access to education for every learner. She presents at conferences both nationally and internationally, and has developed courses at Simon Fraser University and University of British Columbia. Shelley has worked in both elementary and secondary schools supporting students with and without special needs. A PhD student at the University of British Columbia, her research focus is on the interactions of inclusive education, curriculum, and teacher professional development.

To learn more about Moore and her research, check out her TedX presentation. 

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