Bridge that Gap, Baby!

In this month’s podcast, Matt Barker, Erin Madonna, and Lori Boll discuss their takeaways from SENIA 2020. As a special treat, we also hear from SENIA participants who called in to share which strategies they left the conference with and have already tried in their practice, whether they are teachers, professionals, or parents. We hope you enjoy the show.

Resourced Discussed in Today’s Show 

Podcast music written and performed by Madi Boll

Matt Baker

Matt is an experienced teacher and teacher trainer who is a passionate advocate of inclusive practices for diverse learners. He currently works as a High School learning support teacher at International School Bangkok. He is also a workshop leader for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. Matt takes a pragmatic approach to virtual learning and ensures that he harnesses student voice and agency in his online classes.

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Erin Madonna

Erin joined International School Bangkok as a K/1 Learning Support and EAL teacher this school year. Most recently, she was Upper Primary Learning Support Specialist at Shekou International School where she was part of the team developing the school’s inaugural Learning Support program.

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Lori Boll

Lori is SENIA’s Executive Director after teaching for 25 years. When Lori’s son was diagnosed with profound autism in 2003, Lori changed her focus from teaching elementary to special education. Lori worked internationally for 20 years, and now finds herself back in the United States building a program for her now adult son.

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