Join NCLD for a Briefing on Personalized Learning

Written April 27, 2016

**If you couldn’t make the briefing or the live webinar, watch the video here**:


Do you wonder what personalized learning looks like? Are you curious about how it works for students with disabilities?

Join us on May 4th for the release of NCLD’s latest report, Personalized Learning: Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities. We’ll answer these questions and discuss the many benefits and challenges personalized learning poses to students and schools. You’ll have a chance to hear from experts and practitioners as they share their views on this important topic.

NCLD is partnering with The Alliance for Excellent Education and
National Council of La Raza to present

Personalized Learning: Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities and English Learners

Opening Remarks:
James H. Wendorf, Executive Director Emeritus, National Center for Learning Disabilities

David Chard
, Dean, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Southern Methodist University
Lindsay Jones, Vice President and Chief Policy and Advocacy Officer, National Center for Learning Disabilities
Maria Moser, Senior Director of Teaching and Learning, National Council of La Raza
Elizabeth Schneider, Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Alliance for Excellent Education
Brian Stack, Principal, Sanborn Regional High School (NH)

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is joining with The Alliance for Excellent Education and National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to host the release of NCLD’s new report Personalized Learning: Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities and discuss findings from NCLD’s and NCLR’s recent research on personalized learning.

NCLD’s new report, which will be released at this event, is based on a year-long process through which NCLD and NCLR engaged with leading education and disability experts and advisors—including educators, school administrators, researchers, and advocates—to explore best practices for including students with disabilities and English learners in personalized learning.

Following months of investigation with experts from around the nation representing multiple disciplines—education reform and personalized learning, general and special education, the advocacy and research communities, and more—and a convening in Washington, DC, NCLD published a report containing ten policy and practice recommendations for implementing personalized learning as it relates to students with disabilities. In addition to the report, NCLD is releasing complementary materials to assist parents, educators, school and district leaders, and states as they strive to make personalized learning work for all students, including students with disabilities.

The event will feature Lindsay Jones, NCLD’s vice president and chief policy and advocacy officer and Maria Moser, NCLR’s senior director of teaching and learning as they discuss the implications of personalized learning for students with disabilities and English learners. Elizabeth Schneider of the Alliance for Excellent Education will share findings of their research and message testing on definitions of personalized learning. In addition, a panel of experts and practitioners will reflect on the work accomplished over the past year and what these resources and advancements mean for students with disabilities across the country and the districts that serve them.


To join us in Washington, DC for this free event and have a chance to speak with the experts in person, please use this link to register.

If you are unable to be in Washington, DC, you can still participate via our webcast of the event. To access live video from the event, use this link to submit your free registration.

Questions? Please contact NCLD at


Event Details:
When: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Time: 1:30 pm ET
Where: The Alliance for Excellent Education
Gerard and Lilo Leeds Conference and Advocacy Center
1201 Connecticut Avenue NW, 9th floor
Washington, DC