5 High School Dr
Montpelier, VT 05602
Instructor: Michael Martin, Ed.D.
Dates: August 6 – 10, 2018 Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Target Audience: K- 12 Educators
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has been nationally recognized as best first instruction for all learners. The basic precept of UDL is to first remove barriers in learning environments before resorting to curriculum modifications and accommodations. UDL is a framework to advance equity because its research-based, learner-centered approach emphasizes engagement, access, and expression for all learners.
But as a classroom teacher, where to begin? This course will provide teachers with a foundational understanding of UDL and actionable strategies for making their classrooms more inclusive. Course participants will deepen their understanding of UDL through course readings, professional dialogue, peer observations, and classroom practice.
The goals of this course are:
• Exhibit a general understanding of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
• Use UDL Guidelines to implement classroom strategies for inclusion
• Make meaningful connections between UDL and current school initiatives (e.g., proficiency-based learning, personalization, Multi-Tiered System of Supports, English Learner programs)
Includes the book: Novak, K. (2016) UDL Now! A Teacher’s Guide to Applying Universal Design for Learning in Today’s Classrooms