Intro to UDL: Addressing the Variability of All Learners
Thursday, April 16 – Friday, April 17, 2020
Educators (general, special education, curriculum coordinators, administrators, instructional technology specialists, paraprofessionals, college and university faculty, adult education faculty and presenters, etc.) and teams of educators at all levels.
As new guidance continues to come out around the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided that the safest way to offer this learning opportunity is virtually (online).
We know from experience and neuroscience that individuals learn in varied ways. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides educators with practical strategies and techniques to ensure that all learners can meet high expectations, such as the Common Core State Standards. In this introductory, boutique-style institute (enrollment is limited to 21), participants learn the research basis for UDL, practical applications of UDL to lesson design, and helpful technology tools that support flexible, inclusive instruction.
Using the UDL framework and its practical guidelines, participants will gain:
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
Strategies on how to improve classroom practice and school culture by raising awareness of variability and UDL
Upon completion of the institute, participants will receive an official CAST certificate.