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On-Line A Personalized Journey to Universal Design for Learning Implementation

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Appropriate for all educators

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
In this course, teachers and administrators with varying levels of background knowledge and familiarly with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) will examine the processes of UDL and how they can implement the framework in their learning environment to design and deliver rigorous, next generation lessons and assessments.

LEARNING OUTCOMES / OBJECTIVES:

Knowledge: As a result of the learning experiences in the course, you will become more cognizant of the fundamental concepts of UDL and the importance of incorporating next-generation skills into a universally designed learning environment.

Skill: As a result of the learning experiences in the course, you will become better able to design and deliver UDL lessons to engage all students in the learning process regardless of ability and barriers.

Caring: As a result of the learning experiences in the course, you will become more competent in your ability to create better learning opportunities and outcomes for learners.

Ethical: As a result of the learning experiences in the course, you will become more competent in your ability to remove the barriers that prevent some learners from learning and engaging in the curriculum. Participants will consider the needs of all students regardless of ability, race, and linguistic background when planning instruction.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Meyer, A., Rose, D.H., & Gordon, D. (2014). Universal design for learning: Theory and practice.
Wakefield, MA: CAST Professional Publishing.
Instructor:

Katie Novak, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned education consultant as well as a practicing leader in education as an Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Massachusetts. With 15 years of experience in teaching and administration, an earned doctorate in curriculum and teaching, and 3 books published by CAST Professional Publications, Katie designs and presents workshops both nationally and internationally focusing on implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and universally designed leadership.