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Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems Building Systems for Inclusive Teaching and Learning with the CITES Framework - The team from the Center on Inclusive Technology and Education Systems (CITES) will share a proactive approach to designing district technology practices that will ensure…
Leaves are pinned to a board above pieces of paper that say climate science. Supporting the Implementation of UDL in Secondary Science: Supporting Students to take Climate Action - In our time, there may be no greater topic of importance than climate change. Ensuring that all students have access to learning about the topic…
A compass points to the word implement. The UDL Journey in Fraser - Friday, April 1st, 9:00-9:20am ET Superintendent Carrie Wozniak discusses Fraser Public School District’s UDL implementation journey. Video Session Session Resources: Slide Deck
A bucket of water is pulled from a pond next to the text "UDL in the Making" UDL in the Making – Ensuring the Right to Higher Education for All - The United Nations right to higher education as well as domestic legislations on non-discrimination, as formulated in many countries around the world, pose requirements on…
An open, blank notebook sits on a desk alongside a computer, a camera, glasses, and a cup of coffee. Building Equity and Inclusion through UDL: Higher Education Research - We see the day where higher education campuses around the globe will ensure all learners are actively included in social and academic settings, becoming expert…
A graphic of a fist bump under the session title: Putting the “U” in UDL! Integrating a Critical Lens into the Implementation of Universal Design for Learning Putting the “U” in UDL! Integrating a Critical Lens into the Implementation of Universal Design for Learning - UDL is intended as a framework for educators to ensure all students regardless of ability, cultural background, and race are instructed and supported to thrive…
A professor lectures in front of a higher education class. Providing Embedded UDL Coaching: A Schoolwide Professional Development Model to Sustain UDL Implementation - This session will provide an overview of the third year of a secondary school’s implementation of UDL. Much has been disseminated as it relates to…
An outline of the UDL Guidelines sets underneath the text "Get involved. #UDLrising." UDL Rising to Equity: Community Conversations - Thursday, March 31st, 6:00-7:00pm ET UDL Rising to Equity is a community-driven process to reenvision CAST’s UDL Guidelines through an equity lens. As part of…
Graphic of three people using technology to share photos, hashtags, and words in thought bubbles. Design the SETTing with Tech and Techniques - Friday, April 1st, 3:15-4:15pm ET We’ve all heard the buzz words UDL, technology, implementation, and more; but this session will deep dive into how to know…
Tile shows session title: Virtual UDL Video Club Simulation: Experience How a Video Club Can Deepen Your UDL Practice Virtual UDL Video Club Simulation: Experience How a Video Club Can Deepen Your UDL Practice - Thursday, March 31st, 10:30-11:30am ET Experience a new approach to deepen your UDL practice: CAST’s Virtual UDL Video Club. This model brings educators together virtually…
Graphics of floating pieces of technology gathered together in a circle. Igniting the Awareness of Assistive Technology - Thursday, March 31st, 1:15-2:15pm ET The power of Assistive Technology (AT) is growing in terms of its possibilities and it has become ubiquitous and is…
University students wear graduation gowns and throw their graduation caps in the air. UDL Implementation Policies in Higher Education – How Does Our Negligence Affect Our Students? - Friday, April 1st, 1:00-2:00pm ET National and/or institutional policies regarding UDL in higher education are often influenced by their social, economic, cultural, historic, and political…
The Malawi flag is drawn on a chalkboard. UDL Inside and Out in Malawi - Friday, April 1st, 10:00-11:00am ET Through what lens do you apply the UDL Framework? Using another lens can challenge and shift your own implementation. This…
A teacher writes math equations on a chalkboard. Students raise their hands to solve the problem. UDL Math: Integrating Best Practices in Mathematics Education with UDL  - Thursday, March 31st, 10:30-11:30am ET UDL presents a vision of classrooms without barriers, but how do we put this vision into practice in math classrooms?…
University students listen to a professor lecture with a slide deck. UDL Implementation in Higher Education: Our First 5 Years - Thursday, March 31st, 10:30-11:30am ET To address issues of access, inclusion, equity and diversity, Mohawk College embarked on institution-wide UDL implementation 5 years ago. UDL Implementation…
A group of professionals smile for the camera. Creating a UDL Army: University College Dublin’s Faculty Partner Programme - Friday, April 1st, 10:00-11:00am ET This session will outline the approach to creating an ‘army’ of faculty to ensure widespread implementation of UDL across all…
Tile shows session title: UDL implementation in Higher Education – students as partners in a real bottom-up approach?, Katja Hakel UDL Implementation in Higher Education – Students as Partners in a Real Bottom-up Approach? - Thursday, March 31st, 1:15-2:15pm ET Since 2015, educational developers at NTNU have tried out various training offers to increase the faculties’ implementation of UDL in…
Tile shows Corgi logo Explore Corgi: Try Out a Digital Graphic Organizer to Teach Claim, Evidence, Reasoning - Thursday, March 31st, 1:15-2:15pm ET Check out a live demonstration of the Corgi application: CAST & KU’s interactive, digital graphic organizers designed to support higher-order…
Tile shows session title: Moving Beyond Accessible and Towards Universal Instructional Design alongside a graphic of presenter, Bill Fischer. Universal Instructional Design Continued - In this demo, you will see examples of specific methods for integrating accessible and universal design into games. These methods include integrations for multiple modes…
A teacher helps an elementary student use a microscope. Implementing UDL in a Franco-Manitoban Elementary School: Promoting the Well-being of Teachers and Learners - Few studies on UDL focus on its effectiveness and impact on the well-being of teachers and their students. This action research aims to describe the…
People sit on a park hillside overlooking a city. UDL on the Outside - Friday, April 1st, 1:00-2:00pm ET Many of us were introduced to UDL and became a UDL practitioners and leaders within the formal K-12 or post-secondary…
Tile shows session title: Moving Beyond Accessible and Towards Universal Instructional Design alongside a graphic of presenter, Bill Fischer. Moving Beyond Accessible and Towards Universal Instructional Design - Friday, April 1st, 2:30-3:00pm ET This talk will provide inspiration and methods for transforming accessible design from a quantitative-box-ticking-conformance-driven ‘duty’ to a passionate commitment towards…
Graphics and icons float around the word "survey" Survey Says!: Setting the Benchmark for Strategic Action on UDL at Centennial College  - Incorporating UDL at an institutional level requires a cultural shift, which does not happen overnight or by a single individual. It requires strong collaboration between…
A group of professionals watch a man write on a whiteboard. Integrating UDL in Executive Function Coaching at the Postsecondary Level - Join Kiera Anderson and Tahnee Wilder for a session on how to integrate UDL in executive function coaching at the postsecondary level. Video Session
Two people look at the UDL Guidelines. In front of them is a sticky note board with the words "Executive Function" Our Journey: The California Coalition for Inclusive Literacy - This session will provide an overview of the journey thus far, of the California Coalition for Inclusive Literacy (CCIL) project. CCIL is a collaboration between…
A young boy plays with a bead maze in a classroom. UDL in Early Childhood Education for Children with Different Experiences, Cultures, Abilities, and Languages - When early childhood general, special, ESL, and bilingual education teachers embrace Universal Design for Learning principles, they provide a proactive and responsive learning environment that…
Tile shows session title: Beyond the Border: Sharing Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Practices Founded UDL, Jessica McKay, Lou Ann Rosario, Lisa Ehlers McCuller Beyond the Border: Sharing Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Practices Founded UDL - Known as “the other Ellis Island,” Segundo Barrio in El Paso is one of the main ports of entry from Mexico to the United States.…
Tile shows session title: UDL-Co-plan,Co-Instruct ,& Co-Assess A Collaborative Model, Mamta Verma UDL-Co-plan, Co-Instruct, & Co-Assess A Collaborative Model  - When special education teachers work in inclusive environments, they bring a different orientation in delivering instruction with general education classroom teachers. It is critical for…