FREE LIVE WEBINAR (July 20, 10:00 AM EDT) Six Steps to Inclusive Lessons Through Universal Design for Learning

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1 session

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Course Length
30 mins

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SimpleK12 Team

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Free

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Description

How do you design lessons that can meet the needs of all learners in a single classroom? The idea can feel overwhelming due to our students' diverse backgrounds, needs, and preferences. One solution is to use the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to proactively address this variability. Join Dr. Matt Bergman for this timesaving, to the point session as he shares a user-friendly approach to UDL lesson planning based on six questions to assist in creating accessible, inclusive, and engaging lessons for all. Get ready to discover the power of UDL and ensure every student can succeed! Matt’s expertise in differentiated instruction will equip you with the skills and resources you need to develop inclusive lessons through the UDL framework to address learner variability, needs, and preferences. 

Key Takeaways

  1. Gain a deep understanding of the Universal Design for Learning framework and its principles to create more inclusive and effective lessons.  

  2. Learn the six essential steps to develop and implement UDL-based lessons that cater to the diverse needs of your students. 

  3. Discover innovative strategies to engage all learners by providing multiple means of engagement, representation, and expression. 

  4. Explore practical tools and resources to support the development of inclusive lessons that promote student success. 

Presented by Dr. Matt Bergman

Dr. Matt Bergman is an Assessment and Curriculum Coordinator for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Elizabethtown College. He also has experience as a teacher, digital learning coach, adjunct professor, instructional designer, consultant, and professional development leader. In 2010, Matt launched the award-winning blog and YouTube channel, Learn Lead Grow, sharing practical UDL and technology integration strategies. Matt's accomplishments include being named the 2015 PAECT Teacher of the Year, serving a faculty member at Harvard University's UDL Institute, and he was awarded the 2024 Elizabethtown College Design Studio Fellowship to study how to enhance student learning through UDL and artificial intelligence.

Objectives

  • Identify the three core principles of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework.  

  • Explain how UDL principles can address learner variability and promote inclusivity in the classroom. 

  • Utilize the six steps of the UDL framework to design inclusive lesson plans that cater to diverse learning needs. 

  • Evaluate existing lesson plans to identify areas for improvement through the application of UDL principles.  

  • Assess the effectiveness of UDL-based lessons in promoting student engagement, understanding, and success.  

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive UDL lesson plan that incorporates multiple means of engagement, representation, and expression. 

Assessment

Participants will complete an exit ticket and respond to a poll question to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.  

Certificate

By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate SimpleK12 Certificate of Completion

Learning Credits

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0.5

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FREE LIVE WEBINAR (July 20, 10:00 AM EDT) Six Steps to Inclusive Lessons Through Universal Design for Learning

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