Speakers 2018

The Creating the Future, BC Summer Institute is honored to have such a knowledgeable and experienced group of individuals.

Dr. Jennifer Katz

Dr. Katz received her PhD in 2008 from the University of British Columbia in inclusive education. She is the author of “Teaching to Diversity: The Three Block Model of Universal Design for Learning,” and “Resource Teachers: A Changing Role in the Three-Block Model of UDL.” Dr. Katz taught in diverse classrooms from K-12 in Winnipeg…

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Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl

Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl is an Applied Developmental Psychologist and a Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She is also the Director of the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), an interdisciplinary research unit in the School of Population…

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John-Tyler Binfet

Dr. Binfet has two research themes: 1) Conceptualizations of Kindness in School; and 2) The Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Students’ Well-Being. His areas of expertise include: perceptions of school kindness; social and emotional learning; homesickness, stress reduction in university students, and animal-assisted therapy (particularly canine). Dr. Binfet employs mixed methods in conducting his research and…

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Leyton Schnellert

Leyton Schnellert has been a middle and secondary years classroom teacher and learning resource teacher, K–12. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at The University of British Columbia – Okanagan. His research attends to how teachers and learners can embrace student diversity, inclusive education, self- and co-regulation and pedagogical practices…

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Heather Carley

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Dr. Deborah Butler

DEBORAH L. BUTLER has many years of experience teaching diverse learners in secondary and post-secondary settings. She is currently a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC). At UBC, she coordinates the Faculty’s innovative inquiry-based programs designed to support educators interested in fostering self-regulated learning. In her collaborative research…

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Dr. Brenda Fossett

Brenda Fossett, Ph.D., BCBA-D is an inspired teacher who is widely admired for her ability to convey complex concepts to those who live and work with children and adults who have developmental disabilities. Brenda is currently on faculty in the Applied Behavior Analysis-Autism Department at Capilano University. Brenda began her career as a teacher of…

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Dr. Paul Malette

Paul Malette has been a director of CBI Consultants, Ltd., Since 1990. He leads a team of 35 passionate professionals, promoting inclusion and diversity. To date, CBI Consultants has supported more than 5,000 individuals with complex support needs world-wide. The CBI team is committed to implementing evidence based, inclusive practices in home, school, work and…

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Shelley Moore

Originally from Edmonton, and now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Shelley Moore is a highly sought after inclusive education researcher, collaborator, consultant and storyteller and has worked with school districts and community organizations throughout both Canada and the United States. Her research has been featured at international conferences including the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC),…

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Dr. Nancy Perry

NANCY PERRY worked as a classroom and resource teacher in school districts in Columbia, Canada, before obtaining her PhD from the University of Michigan in 1996. Today, she is Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC). There she teaches courses across two program…

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Vicki Rothstein

Vicki has been working with individuals with disabilities and teams supporting those individuals since1970. She is retired from her work with the Richmond School District where she had a variety of professional roles and responsibilities over the years. Presently, Vicki is working as a professional developer, instructional coach, educational consultant and university instructor. She facilitates…

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