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MAFN's September 29th Online Workshop: Leverage Learner Variability to Optimize Engagement & Outcomes in Your Workshops

  • 09/29/2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Online using Zoom


Registration is closed

Duration: 90-minute workshop

About the workshop

Are you optimizing your engagement and outcomes in your workshops? Adults bring significant insights, experiences, and connections from prior learning to new learning opportunities. The Learner Variability Navigator (LVN) is designed to help you leverage the different factors that can impact adult learners and provide research-based strategies to support them. Join us to learn how two veteran educators use this free tool to design creative and engaging learning experiences for adults. We will show you how to use the LVN, reflect on your own learner variability, discuss a case study, and then provide an opportunity for you to try yourself.

Learning Objectives 

In this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the meaning of “learner variability”
  • Learn how to use the Learner Variability Navigator (LVN) to support facilitation and planning
  • Apply the LVN to a sample scenario
NOTE: This workshop will be recorded for distribution to all who register (breakout rooms will not be recorded).

This is a 90-minute workshop. It will take place from 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT.


Jessica Jackson is director of professional learning for the Learner Variability Project at Digital Promise where she designs professional learning for educators that helps them address the needs of the whole learner through research-based practices. Jessica has over 20 years of experience in education which reflects her passion for creativity, curiosity, leadership, and social justice. As a New Leader alum, she founded an integrated arts elementary school in Memphis, TN where she designed a pathways program that helped students explore their own curiosity and creativity. As Director of Academics, she designed instructional systems, coached leaders, and organized full-scale professional development for a network of schools at Capstone Education Group. She has her Masters in Education from Pace University and her undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond.

Julye M. Williams founded The Project 2043 Institute, a U.S.-based company whose mission is to educate and prepare organizations for an inclusive, equitable, and diverse multiracial society. In her 20 years in education, Julye has established free tutoring programs in NYC, created and led international youth exchange programs, co-founded a public elementary school, and created resources on race & diversity, trauma, and social-emotional learning that have been downloaded by over 75,000 educators nationwide. Julye is a passionate advocate for racial and social justice, fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and holds an MBA from Florida A&M University.


  • No refunds or credits for registration cancellations.
  • Registration closes at midnight the day before the workshop.
  • Registered participants will receive instructions for joining the live session and any additional details 1 day in advance and the morning of the event. Please be sure to look for the link in your email.
  • Workshops begin promptly at 12:00PM Eastern.  Please log on at least 15 minutes in advance to ensure your internet connections, audio and other settings are functioning properly.
  • MAFN Members have access to all online workshop recordings via the MAFN website.
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