Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Addressing the Variability of All Learners

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November 13-14, 2014 (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

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We know from experience and science that individuals learn in varied ways-ways that are particular to them. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) helps educators plan for variability with flexible, responsive teaching methods and technologies. In this institute, participants will receive a thorough introduction to the principles and practice of UDL, a framework that Harvard Law School Dean, Martha Minow, calls “one of the few big and truly transformative ideas to emerge in education over the past two decades.”

Participants gain:

  • A working knowledge of the neuroscience of learning and how individual variability plays out in different educational environments
  • Guidelines and techniques to apply UDL principles to the design of lessons and curriculum units so all learners can reach the goal
  • Strategies, both with and without technology, for classroom practice which includes CAST learning, authoring, and planning tools such as: UDL Book Builder, UDL Studio, UDL Connect, UDL Editions, Science Writer, and UDL Curriculum Self-Check

Participation is limited to 21 participants in order to promote collaboration, opportunity for discussion, and support from CAST staff.

Who should attend?
Educators (general, special education, curriculum coordinators, administrators, instructional technology specialists, etc.) and teams of educators at all levels who are interested in learning about and applying UDL to practice. This institute is also open to parents who are interested in learning about UDL and how it can benefit their children.

Pricing Information:
The cost of the institute is $695* per person and includes the following:
  • All materials
  • Daily continental breakfast

*A 10% discount is offered to teams of three or more people from the same institution who register together.

The institute is offered at CAST in Wakefield, Massachusetts.  Located just 10 miles north of Boston, Wakefield is conveniently located at the intersection of two major highways (I-93 and I-95/128), and is easily accessible by commuter rail (MBTA) from Boston. Wakefield is also less than 20 miles from the charming seaside communities of the North Shore.

Registration: Click here to register.

Travel and Hotel:
Be sure to arrange your own transportation and overnight lodgings. If arriving by air, please use Boston's Logan Airport.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
All cancellations must be made in writing via fax, email, or mail 10 business days prior to the first day of the institute. A full refund, minus a $35 processing fee, will be issued at that time. Cancellations made within 10 days of the institute cannot be refunded (this includes "no-shows"). Substitute registrations are encouraged. Please fax canceling and substitute registrants' names, addresses, phone numbers, and methods of payment to 781-245-5212.

Questions? Contact Leslie O'Callaghan at (781) 245-2212, ext 273, or by email at locallaghan@cast.org. Thank you!

Questions regarding At-CAST Institutes?
Contact Leslie O'Callaghan at
(781) 245-2212, ext 273, or by email at locallaghan@cast.org.

Questions regarding CAST's On-Site Workshops and Institutes?
Contact Allison Posey, Director of Institutes and Workshops, at
(781) 245-2212, ext 247, or by email at aposey@cast.org.

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