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Equity By Design (Part 2) A Conference in the Cloud: A Five-Part Series

In the fall of 2020, Mirko Chardin and Katie Novak presented Equity By Design (Part 1): Conference in a Box. The audience was just too engaged and too fabulous for this not to continue. We are so excited to introduce the next phase of Equity By Design (Part 2) – A Conference in the Cloud. This multi-part series will not only feature Chardin and Novak, but they will be presenting with colleague DJ Swiff for professionally produced musical inspiration. If you’ve never attended virtual learning with a live DJ, this is not to be missed! Dive deeper into implicit bias, anti-racist practices, and the power and promise of design to deconstruct exclusionary systems.

This conference will include components of Katie Novak and Mirko Chardin’s recently released book, Equity By Design: The Power and Promise of UDL. The first 300 registrants that did not receive the book in the fall will receive the book this spring, so register now! If you are one of the first 300 new registrants you will be notified by the SIP team when the book is shipped. If you are not one of the first 300 new registrants, and would still like to purchase the book, visit Novak Education Consulting at:  https://www.novakeducation.com/equity-by-design/

If purchasing the book through Corwin Publishing, use promo code SIP20 for 20% off through the end of the year.

Monday, March 8th 3:00- 5:00 PST (Kickoff)

Wednesday, March 10th  3:00-4:00 PST

Monday, March 15th 3:00-4:00 PST

Wednesday, March 17th 3:00-4:00 PST

Wednesday, March 24th 3:00-4:00 PST

The event is finished.


Mar 08 2021


3:00 PM


  • Katie Novak
    Katie Novak
    Founder and Executive Director Novak Education

    Katie Novak, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned education consultant as well as a practicing leader in education at the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District in Massachusetts. With 18 years of experience in teaching and administration, an earned doctorate in curriculum and teaching, and seven published books, Katie designs and presents workshops both nationally and internationally focusing on the implementation of inclusive practices, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), multi-tiered systems of support, and universally designed leadership. Novak’s work has impacted educators worldwide as her contributions and collaborations have built upon the foundation for an educational framework that is critical for student success.

    Dr. Novak is the author of the best-selling book, UDL Now! A Teacher’s Guide to Applying Universal Design for Learning in Today’s Classrooms. Her book, Innovate Inside the Box, with George Couros, explores how to create innovative and purposeful learning opportunities for students within the constraints of educational systems. Let Them Thrive was endorsed by the PACER Foundation. Two additional publications, of which she is a co-author, have been endorsed by leading professors in the field of education and state departments of education. UDL in the Cloud was endorsed by the Executive Director of The Initiative on Learning and Teaching at MIT while Mitchell Chester, the late Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), endorsed Universally Designed Leadership.

    Novak’s work has been highlighted in many publications including Language Magazine, NAESP Principal, ADDitude Magazine, Commonwealth Magazine, The Inclusion Lab, Think Inclusive, School news, the Huffington Post, Principal Leadership, District Administrator, ASCD Education Update, and School Administrator.

  • Mirko J. Chardin
    Mirko J. Chardin
    Consultant, Novak Education

    Mirko Chardin is the Founding Head of School of the Putnam Avenue Upper School in Cambridge, MA. Mr. Chardin’s work has involved all areas of school management and student support. His greatest experience and passion revolves around culturally connected teaching and learning, recruiting and retaining educators of color, restorative practice, and school culture. He was a keynote speaker at the 2017 UDL for Social Justice Symposium, the 2018 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Leading with Equity & Access Conference, the 2019 California MTSS Professional Learning Institute and was the 2019 opening keynote speaker for the Holyoke & North Andover Public School Districts. He is also a race, diversity and cultural proficiency facilitator & leadership coach for the Aspire Institute at Boston University’s New Wheelock College of Human Development and Education and is a Virtual Module Content Provider and In-Person Technical Assistance Provider for the Department of Education’s Inclusive Practice Academy.

    He is a principal mentor for the Perone-Sizer Creative Leadership Institute, a Trustee at Wheaton College and is an active hip-hop artist, releasing the album “Unhealthy Societies” this past year. Mirko presents both locally and nationally on issues of cultural proficiency, equity and the use of personal narratives.

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