Universal Design for Learning is the core instructional framework for all tiers of MTSS. UDLA’s tiers of support are based on our capacity to provide each. Tier II supports are targeted to specific roles (teachers, coaches, administrators, etc.) and are available for a limited number of participants.
This two-day in-person workshop is designed to provide teachers with a clear understanding of why UDL is essential, how it incorporates research in learning and motivation, and what the actual framework entails. They will engage in an iterative process of lesson design in collaboration with their peers, using a rubric to provide each other with mastery-oriented feedback in the refinement of their lessons.
Boot Camp graduates will also receive access to the online course "UDL: Getting Started."
Expanding on the UDL: Getting Started course, we are launching two more rigorous and robust courses: Teaching with UDL and Supporting UDL (designed for admins and coaches). Lear ner s will gain an understanding of UDL through videos, articles, and other activities as well as through the creation of authentic evidence and discussion with their peers. Teachers will build knowledge and skills towards writing an original, UDL-aligned lesson, while those in Supporting UDL will develop SMART goals for teacher evaluations that incorporate the UDL framework. Completion of either courses will come with a certificate; the course are currently being evaluated for Continuing Education Credits by UCLA.
Aspiring teacher teams will explore the vital components of co-teaching, including: interpersonal skills, instructional design, content knowledge, and teaching philosophy. Various models of co-teaching will be explored. Finally, participants will learn how teacher teams can utilize the principles of Universal Design for Learning to more effectively meet the needs of all students.
This 1-day workshop will introduce participants to Universal Design for Learning (UDL), including: Learner Variability - what is it, why is it important, and how does UDL address it? ; Principles of UDL - how to support engagement, recognition, and strategic thinking; UDL lesson design process: Starting with the end in mind and anticipating barriers to student success; Planning to further your UDL journey. This event is appropriate for any wishing to learn more about UDL – general education teachers, special education teachers, administrators, coaches, and more.
To bring this offering to your LEA, contact Dr. James McKenna at email@example.com.