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International participation at Treading inclusive spaces 5: organizing inclusive learning environment online 27.02.21

Subha Chandrashekhar  was the third international speaker that gave the online lecture to Ukrainian audience of Ivano-Frankivsk college students and teachers  as well as members of Ukrainian national consortium of inclusive education, The event was organized by Inclusive Education Lab aimed to build the capacity of teachers to effectively implement inclusive education practices.

Ms. Subha Chandrashekhar, HOD Dept of Mental Health, Delhi Public School Rohini has over 25 years of experience in the field of inclusive education as a trainer and leader  involved in capacity building of Policy makers, School Leaders, General Education teachers, Special Educators and parents. A registered Rehabilitation Practitioner and Special Educator with the Rehabilitation Council of India, she is a ‘Fulbright Distinguished Awards Scholar from Arizona State University and an Americans with Disability ADA fellow in inclusive education from the University of Minnesota. In both universities, she researched and completed her inquiry projects on Universal Design for Learning.

She has extensive experience in establishing inclusive strategies and policies at Pre-Primary, Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary levels to ensure that schools continue to provide inclusion to learners from marginalized groups including students with special needs and learners from backgrounds of social, cultural, economic deprivation. This involves improving teacher performance through routine training and evaluation. She has been training teachers to use the principles of Universal Design for Learning while making lesson plans to teach students in inclusive classrooms.

She has received the “Role Model Teacher Award’ from the Delhi Public School Society , the  International School Award from British Council for supporting the integration of international learning in the Curriculum and the “Bharat Nirman Award”  for outstanding contribution in the field of Inclusive and Special Education. She is the Founder-Director of ‘ANUGRAHAM’, an initiative to spread awareness and empathy towards acceptance of students with diverse abilities. Through capacity building programs, ANUGRAHAM aims to empower Special Educators, general educators and parents.

Sustainability, friend- and partner- ship – these are the triggers. Let’s make the future thanking ADA anniversary inclusive education fellowship!