Introduction: Explore Universal Design for Learning
Tuesday, June 6 – Friday, July 28, 2023
Live Zoom Sessions
- Tuesday, June 6: Why UDL & CTE?
- Friday, July 28: Course Wrap-Up
- Module 1: Why UDL & CTE?
- Module 2: How can UDL help me design lessons?
- Module 3: How can UDL help with classroom management?
- Module 4: How can UDL help support students with disabilities?
Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn can make the Career & Technical Education (CTE) teaching and learning experience better for everyone. At the core of the UDL framework is the belief that learners are variable — what works for one learner will not work for the entire class. This course will prepare CTE teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors to apply the UDL framework in their courses and programs. The course content includes specific strategies that can be used in CTE environments to revamp learning goals, materials, technologies, methods, and assessments to remove barriers to learning for all students. Upon course completion participants are eligible to submit a portfolio to receive the CTE UDL Credential.
Using the UDL framework and its practical guidelines, participants will gain:
- A broad overview of the UDL framework and its applications to teaching and learning in CTE environments
- Skills required to support special and other protected populations including SWD, EL, and non-traditional learners
- An understanding of how to support self-regulation and executive function for learners in CTE classrooms
- Strategies preparing all learners to complete industry recognized credentials and work-based opportunities successfully
Tuition: $850 per person; includes CTE Credential.
Who should enroll?
This course is designed primarily for instructors, instructional designers, and administrators in a CTE setting.
This eight-week course consists of 4 modules, each lasting two-weeks in length. We will begin with a 90-minute live Zoom presentation welcoming you to the course and explaining the following eight weeks.
Each module will include 60-90 minutes of self-paced content, and one facilitated small group meeting. We will conclude the course with a 90-minute live Zoom presentation in July.
All live sessions will be recorded and posted on the website for those who may need to miss a session, though we encourage you to be present, if possible, to get the most of your learning experience.
Online Course Withdrawal Policy
Withdrawals must be submitted via email to Sarah Hocking, Postsecondary and Workforce Operations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full refunds will be given to participants who email their withdrawal up to seven days after the start of the course.
Due to course demand, grading, and other work done on the part of the course instructors and administrators, no refunds can be provided for withdrawals or no-shows once the above-listed deadlines have passed.