Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Helping all learners achieve better outcomes!
We are all the same... but we are all different... hmmm....
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework designed to help make instruction more accessible to all learners. Brain research shows that “one size does not fit all” and “student variability” is the norm rather than the exception.
UDL takes this current research and provides a framework for educators to make their curriculum and instruction “flexible” so their students can have meaningful engagement with the knowledge and skills they need.
Participants will look at their current school improvement efforts and determine how UDL can enhance these efforts!
Who should attend? Administrators, general and special education teachers
9:00: Intro – The Myth of Average, Background on UDL
9:30: Recognition Network/Brain research, Strategic Network/Brain research, Affective Network/Brain research
10:30: Recognition Network/ guidelines, Strategic Network/ guidelines, Affective Network/ guidelines
11:30: UDL – Low to high tech solutions
1:00: Looking at CCSS through UDL Lens – Connecting to the Work you are Already doing
2:30: Planning Your next steps
Participants will be able to:
o Identify the principles of UDL, including multiple pathways to representation, expression and engagement;
o Identify common barriers in curriculum and instruction that can be addressed through UDL; and
o Connect UDL principles to the school improvement work already underway including implementation of Common Core State Standards, understanding of Depth of Knowledge and its connections to CCSS and SBAC, differentiated instruction and personalization or learning.
Meet your presenter: Carol Kosnitsky
Carol Kosnitsky is a special education consultant with more than 35 years of experience in the field. Currently, she provides consultation and professional development to school districts across the country and focuses on improving outcomes for students with disabilities through increased access to the general education curriculum. Prior to consulting, and a special education director for 20 years in New Hampshire.
She is the author of IEP Goals That Make a Difference: An Administrator's Guide to Improving the Process and several training manuals.
How to Register and Payment Options
HOW TO REGISTER
Payment must be received before attendance including those generated by Purchase Order.
- Credit Card: MasterCard or Visa
- Check: pay to the order of SERESC
- Purchase Order (please register online nonetheless to reserve your seat!)
No refunds will be given for requests received after 7 days before the event, or for "no shows". We do accept substitution of another person at our conference. 24 hours of notification is appreciated.
All received registrations are subject to Cancellation/Refund policy. Cost of registration fee is still liable whether payment is paid or unpaid, if no notice of cancellation is received at least 7 days prior to the event.
If minimum requirement enrollment is not met prior to the early registration deadline, the event may be postponed or canceled.