Learning through Interactivity: Creating Meaningful and Accessible Interactivity

Title: Learning through Interactivity: Creating Meaningful and Accessible Interactivity

Date:  Thursday, June 10, 2021

Time: 11 AM PST/2 PM EST

*Closed Captioning will be provided.

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Webinar Description: 

The Institute for Leadership in Education Development (I-LED) presents the second webinar of a 4- part series on interactivity and adult learning. 

When learning, adult learners may have individual preferences while still needing   a variety of learning styles, perspectives, and activities. As facilitators of adult learning, we cannot meet every need of each learner; however, integrating interactivity into your workshop, training, and/or learning session will help participants retain and apply information given to them. This webinar will discuss the importance and brain science of interactivity in virtual and in-person learning sessions for OVW grantees to utilize in their own work. 

As a result of this learning session, participants will be better able to: 

  • Define basic elements of interactivity in trainings, webinars, and workshops;  
  • Identify concrete examples of interactivity in virtual and in-person settings; and  
  • Recognize brain science theory of left and right hemisphere integration in learning.   

Please note that registration will be capped at 100 participants to maximize participant engagement and interaction. This webinar will be recorded and disseminated to all registrants and will be uploaded on FUTURES website for additional viewing.


Sandra Harrell, Associate Center Director, Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice. Prior to joining Vera, Sandra worked on the training and technical assistance team for Project Access of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She has been working in the area of ending violence against women for 15 years. Originally from Louisiana, Sandra began working at her local crisis line and volunteering at her local shelter while still in high school. Upon earning her undergraduate degree, Sandra worked for Turning Point Battered Women’s Shelter. After receiving her master’s degree from Goddard College where she focused on radical feminist analyses of sexual and domestic violence, Sandra became project director for Vanderbilt University’s Grant to Reduce Violent Crimes Against Women on Campuses. She worked for nearly five years to establish a comprehensive program to both respond to violent crimes against women and to prevent them from happening. The program—Project Safe—was institutionalized at Vanderbilt in 2004.  

Ayana Wallace, Training Specialist, Ujima Inc. Ayana Wallace, pronouns she, her, hers, serves Ujima, Inc.: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community as the Training Specialist. She is primarily responsible for providing national training and technical assistance to service providers and the community at-large, that centers the needs, voices, intersections, and realities of Black women and girls.Before joining Ujima, Inc, she served as a client case coordinator providing direct services and support to survivors seeking emergency shelter. She has been instrumental in the national implementation of the Lethality Assessment Program—Maryland Model (LAP) and has served as the lead trainer for the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV), the state coalition in Maryland. She has worked for over a decade in the domestic violence field providing both direct service to survivors and technical assistance to advocates, law enforcement, community-based partners, and faith communities.

Jennifer White, Director for Learning and Leadership, Futures Without Violence 

Rebecca Del Rossi, Program Specialist for Learning and Leadership, Futures Without Violence 

Questions? Please contact Jeremiah-Anthony Righteous Rogers at jrighteous@futureswithoutviolence.org.

This project is supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K067, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.