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UDL & Expert Learning


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

3:30PM – 4:30PM ET

Susan Shapiro, Jenna Gravel, and Bill Wilmot

Allison Posey


The ultimate goal of Universal Design for Learning is to support the development of expert learners. During the 5th Annual CAST UDL Symposium, we held a community forum to examine this sometimes elusive concept more closely. Participants explored and critiqued the current description of expert learners—learners “who are, each in their own way, resourceful and knowledgeable; strategic and goal-directed; and purposeful and motivated” (adapted from Ertmer & Newby, 1996, and included in the UDL Guidelines 2.0, 2011).

Let’s continue that fruitful conversation together.

  • What does expert learning look like, sound like, and feel like?
  • What matters most in a description of expert learners?
  • What’s missing from the current description?
  • How might we more fully articulate the values of UDL through a description of expert learning?

Join us for an interactive deep dive into expert learning and let’s move the concept of expert learning forward.

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