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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

Target Audience

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

UDL Resource Page

Knowledge

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.​

Implementable Skills

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.

 

Mindset Shift

  • 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.

Agenda

Day 1

Session 1

Why we need UDL.

What UDL is.

The structure of the UDL framework.

Session 2

The brains behind UDL.

UDL in the voice of a student.

Examples of the three guidelines.

Session 3

Learning about and experiencing the UDL guidelines and checkpoints.

Work station opportunities.

Day 2

Session 1

Mindset and motivators: What drives your current design

Session 2

Goal, methods, materials, and assessment.

Session 3

Lesson design flowchart – assessing current lesson

 

To Bring

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.

Course Leader

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.