Virtual Teacher Professional Development Workshop 2022
- Jul - 11 - 2022
FDR Memorial Legacy Committee and The University of the District of Columbia
Virtual Teacher Professional Development Workshop
July 11-12, 2022
The FDR Memorial Legacy Committee (FDR Committee) and the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) are partnering to conduct this virtual Summer Professional Development.
We are looking for teachers interested in expanding their knowledge of the disability rights movement, FDR and his disability, new perspectives in teaching about FDR and his era, and the intersection of civil rights and disability rights. We are looking for teachers who work in public schools, charters or private schools in middle and high school.
All sessions will be held via Zoom. Registration is limited, so reserve your spot today!
Lead Presenters and Facilitators:
Arlene King-Berry is a Professor of Special Education at the University of the District of Columbia where she is Chair of the Faculty Senate.
She has a J.D. in Disability Law from Antioch School of Law; an M.Ed. in Special Education from Howard University; an A B.S. in Special Education from Cheyney University; an A.A. in Mortuary Science from the University of the District of Columbia; and has done post-graduate study at Harvard University, the George Washington University, Trinity University, and Washington School of Psychiatry. Dr. King-Berry is a member of the FDR Memorial Legacy Committee Advisory Board.
Mary Dolan is the Executive Director of the FDR Memorial Legacy Committee, which she helped establish in 2019. Mary holds an M.A. in Special Education from George Washington University School of Education and Human Development, an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Denver Korbel School of International Service, and a B.A. from the American University School of International Service. Dolan was a member of the senior leadership team at the National Organization on Disability from 1995-2011. She worked as an educator of students with disabilities in D.C. schools from 2012-2019.
Rosalie Boone has a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree in Special Education. Until her retirement in June 2013, she held the rank of full Professor in the Howard University School of Education. Dr. Boone has taught K-12 special education students from a variety of ethnic and language backgrounds. Additionally, she has provided teacher training to education personnel in Arkansas, Hawaii, Pennsylvania and DC. Dr. Boone is an experienced grant writer and has authored, coordinated, and/or directed numerous grant-funded programs that supported the preparation of leadership personnel, the improvement of teaching, and the implementation of educational research.
All of her professional efforts reflect her commitment to addressing the
needs of exceptional students/families and teaching personnel from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Jen Epstein is an Education Specialist at the National Park Service and National Mall and Memorial Parks. In 2016, Jen received the Freeman Tilden Award, which is the highest award given in the National Park Service for excellence in interpretation. Under Jen’s leadership and guidance, a group of underserved middle school students from D.C.’s School Without Walls at Francis Stevens and Truesdell Education Campus, embarked on a week-long expedition to a dozen national parks connected with the civil rights movement.
David B. Woolner is Senior Fellow and Resident Historian of the Roosevelt Institute, Professor of History at Marist College, and Senior Fellow of the Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College. He is the author of “The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace” (Basic Books, 2017), and is editor/co- editor of five books, including “Progressivism in America: Past Present and Future” (Oxford University Press 2016), “FDR’s World: War, Peace and Legacies” (Palgrave, 2008), and “FDR the Vatican, and the Roman Catholic Church in America” (Palgrave, 2003). His media appearances include interviews with CNN, the BBC, Al Jazeera, the History Channel, NPR, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington
Post. He is a member of the FDR Memorial Legacy Committee Advisory Board.
Jeff Urbin is the Specialist for Education and the Director of the Pare Lorentz Film Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.
In this video, Jeff details how FDR's experience with polio shaped the course of his presidency.