Using UDL to Scaffold for English Learners


March 25, 2021

9:00 - 11.00 (Thailand Time)

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(register by March 19, 2021)  

Baht 4500 (≈USD 150) per participant



Led by:

Dr. Loui Lord Nelson

Target Audience

Teachers of English Learners 


Background and Overview

English learners come with learning strengths, but they need to be tapped. Often, they can be tapped when we scaffold the learning in a way that meets the child where he or she is. The UDL (Universal Design For Learning Framework) framework is useful for identifying different ways to scaffold information and meet the variable needs of all learners.


This session will provide time for attendees to explore UDL, the concept of scaffolding, and begin applying these ideas to their own work. In addition, time will be provided for attendees to ask specific questions related to their learners and learning environment.

This hands-on webinar will equip participants with knowledge and skills to answer the following questions:

  • What is scaffolding and how can it be used to support English learners?

  • How does UDL intersect with teaching students who are English learners?

  • How do UDL and scaffolding intersect?

  • What types of scaffolding can I do in my classroom tomorrow

Pre-reading/video optional


Workshop Leader

Loui Lord Nelson, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized leader in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) implementation. A former special education teacher, she held the first known school district-based UDL Coordinator position, completed her UDL post-doctoral fellowship at CAST (the creators of UDL), is a member of the CAST Cadre’, and is part of the UDL-Implementation and Research Network (IRN) leadership council. She has worked with educators across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.


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 podcasts UDL in 15 Minutes, listened to in over 52 countries, and the new podcast UDL Research in 15 Minutes both found at

Workshop Coordinator

Navin Pawa