Kevin Schaefer is currently the Director of Program Support for the Supporting Inclusive Practices (SIP) project at the El Dorado County/Charter SELPAs. In this role, Mr. Schaefer works diligently to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities by providing high-quality leadership and support to the California Department of Education and Districts throughout the state that focuses on creating enabling least restrictive environments that honor the diversity of learners across general and special education settings.

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Show Highlights

  • Create equitable outcomes by dismantling the educational instructional toolbox
  • Stop the cycle of failure for students with IEPs and 504S
  • Honoring the variability of learners in classrooms takes major self reflection and hard core PD
  • The epiphany of Time to Thrive conference
  • How we falsely blame students for not progressing as he or she should 
  • PD to address the adult response to components of the systems  that create unsafe learning environment
  • Practical steps to actually build connections with LGTBQ students and staff 
Kevin Schaefer: Radical self-inquiry and creating LGTBQ safe environments

“We do a lot of work with universal design for learning and the idea is that we don’t look at students as disabled. We look at the environment, we look at the curriculum as disabled, and then we mitigate potential barriers in the environment and in the curriculum to allow all students to access the instruction.”

Ken Schafer



  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

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