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2021 Education Conference

December 02, 2021 12:30 pm until 3:30 pm
Categories: Conference

Sign up for both sessions of Starbridge's Annual Education Conference

“One-Size-Fits-All” Fits No One ~ December 2nd ~ 12:30-3:30pm 

Presenter Katie Novak, Ed.D., Founder and Executive Director of Novak Educational Consulting

Research is clear that it's not students who don’t fit our schools. It’s our systems that don’t fit students. Inclusive practices challenge education systems of the past by embracing student variability and diversity and eliminating barriers to learning. Join us to explore Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework for inclusive education that empowers all students to become expert learners who are purposeful & motivated, resourceful & knowledgeable, and strategic & goal-directed, regardless of their variability.

Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child ~ December 9th ~ 12:30-3:30pm

Presenter Lisa Bosio, Educational Consultant, Novak Educational Consulting

Being "book-smart" or good at test-taking are rarely the best markers of success. Our students must learn to collaborate, communicate, problem solve and think critically in order to thrive in the workplace as adults. Learners who are able to identify and regulate their emotions, whether working independently or with peers, can tap into parts of their brain that may otherwise be shut off to learning. This is particularly important for our learners who have been historically marginalized. In a nutshell, all learning is social and emotional. Join us to explore how to create an equitable learning environment that fosters social, emotional, behavioral, and academic growth using both UDL and social emotional learning (SEL) in your learning environment.

Can't attend during a school day? Recordings of each session will be made available on demand to paid registrants after the sessions.


Novak Educational Consulting is an approved sponsor with the NY State Education Department. Be sure to select the "Certificate requested" option at registration so we can provide the appropriate forms to attendees.

Registration Fees

  • Educators or other professionals: $75/session OR $125/both sessions
  • Parent or family member of child with disability: Limited scholarships available. Please contact Jean at 585-224-7248 to request a scholarship.


How to Register

  • TO REGISTER FOR BOTH SESSIONS AND TO GET THE DISCOUNTED RATE, use the Register button above or call 585-224-7248.
  • TO REGISTER FOR A SINGLE SESSION ONLY, go to the December 2nd event or the December 9th event.

Click here to download printable registration form to mail or fax in.

About Katie Novak, Ed.D.

Katie Novak, Ed.D., Founder and Executive Director of Novak Educational Consulting, is an internationally renowned education consultant, author, graduate instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, and a former Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Massachusetts. With 19 years of experience in teaching and administration, an earned doctorate in curriculum and teaching, and nine published books, Katie designs and presents workshops on the implementation of inclusive practices, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), multi-tiered systems of support, and universally designed leadership.

About Lisa Bosio

Lisa Bosio has been a passionate educator for over 20 years with one goal: to equip and empower teachers to invest in and impact the whole child, academically, behaviorally, socially, and emotionally. Lisa has extensive experience as a classroom teacher, master teacher, and district instructional coach. She has been a Consulting Partner with two universities and designs coursework focused on the implementation of UDL and social emotional learning.