Getting Started with Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
09:00 - 15:30
Date/Venue to be confirmed
Baht 23,500 per participant
Group of 3 or more
Baht 20,000 per participant
K - 12 Educators
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is:
A way to optimize teaching to effectively instruct a diverse group of learners.
Based on insights from the science of how people learn.
Flexible in how students access material, engage with it and show what they know.
The UDL Framework allows for:
Multiple means of engagement
Multiple means of representation
Multiple means of action and expression
Participants will gain knowledge about:
The organization of the UDL framework.
The interconnections within the UDL framework.
The definitions associated with the vocabulary within the UDL framework.
The underlying and guiding concepts of the framework.
Participants will gain the following skills:
How to use design thinking to incorporate UDL into your environment.
Teaching practices and strategies that align with the UDL framework.
Using the framework to enhance current practices and strategies to create more inclusive environments.
Understanding your mindset and how that affects your interaction with the framework.
Lesson goal development that aligns with the UDL framework.
Lesson plan design.
Shifting from viewing UDL as a set of practices or strategies to seeing UDL as a framework to design inclusive environments that respond to diverse learners.
Shifting from viewing UDL as something an educational professional does to understanding UDL as a way of thinking about and planning to allow for learner potential.
Why we need UDL.
What UDL is.
The structure of the UDL framework.
The brains behind UDL.
UDL in the voice of a student.
Examples of the three guidelines.
Learning about and experiencing the UDL guidelines and checkpoints.
Work station opportunities.
Mindset and motivators: What drives your current design
Goal, methods, materials, and assessment.
Lesson design flowchart – assessing current lesson
Laptop or tablet
Access to at least one completed lesson plan. If you are not a classroom teacher, you will partner with a classroom teacher for this segment.
Loui Lord Nelson, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized leader in UDL implementation. She is a former special education teacher, held the first known UDL Coordinator position, completed her UDL post-doctoral fellowship at CAST, and is a member of the CAST Cadre’. Her publications include: Design and Deliver: Planning and Teaching Using Universal Design for Learning, The Role of Technology in Implementing Universal Design for Learning, Culturally Responsive Design for English Learners: The UDL Approach, and A Tree for All: Your Coloring Book of UDL Principles and Practice. She also hosts the popular podcast: UDL in 15 Minutes.