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OPENING DAY Th is year Dr . Ber m an in vit ed act ivist Jon at h an M oon ey t o speak on open in g day. M oon ey, t h e au t h or of sever al book s an d t h e f ou n der of t h e n at ion al leader sh ip an d advocacy pr ogr am f or ch ildr en w it h lear n in g an d at t en t ion ch allen ges Eye t o Eye, w as ver y w ell r eceived. He ch allen ged t each er s t o sh if t t he t ypical classr oom par adigm f r om ch an gin g t h e ch ild t o ch an gin g t h e en vir on m en t an d t he pr esen t at ion of lear n in g oppor t u n it ies-- a ver y UDL m essage in deed! Her e ar e a f ew k ey t ak eaw ays f r om t h e pr esen t at ion t h at w e t h in k ar e im por t an t t o sh ar e. " I t's not about f i x i ng peopl e, but about bui l di ng more i ncl usi v e env i ronments." Jon at h an M oon ey WRITTEN BY: SARA STETSON