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A line of computer desks in a library. Open Education in a Post-Covid World - In this presentation, participants will learn why Open Educational Resources are critical to establishing a more equitable and fairer education for all. Participants interested in…
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…
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…
A magnifying glass over a newspaper highlights the word research. UDL Research and Journal Discussion - Thursday, March 31st, 12:30-1:00pm ET Join us for a networking discussion on the latest news on UDL research! Video Session Sign-up to engage with other…
Overhead view of hands in a circle. Honoring Identities: Examining Intersectionality and UDL in Higher Education - Friday, April 1st, 1:00-2:00pm ET Drawing on research findings and expertise, the co-presenters will engage attendees in exploring the unique barriers that have been observed…
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…
A hand holds a magnifying glass over a drawing of a lightbulb. Uncover the Discovery: Teacher Candidates’ UDL Applications and Progressions - Friday, April 1st, 3:15-4:15pm ET This research examines UDL-based practices, applications, and progressions among teacher candidates and educational practitioners. Throughout the initial or cross endorsement…
Tile shows session title: Using technology to improve confidence in presentations in a remote and in-person setting Using Technology to Improve Confidence in Presentations in a Remote and In-person Setting - Friday, April 1st, 10:00-11:00am ET 95% of students experience presentation anxiety, and the existing ways students prepare for and deliver presentation tasks is not fully…
Tile shows session title: Educate Families on Education a UDL Approach Educate Families on Education a UDL Approach  - Friday, April 1st, 1:00-2:00pm ET Family engagement is linked to student success yet many families are disconnected from the school community, especially with technology. This…
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 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…
A toy globe sits on a keyboard. The keyboard features a blue key with the word "Accessibility" Not an Either-Or: Accessibility and UDL in Higher Ed Systems Change - Thursday, March 31st, 2:30-3:30pm ET Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning are complementary and intricately linked components of inclusive teaching and learning in higher education…
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…
Teachers work together and high five in a library. Perception is Everything in UDL – Reframing Perception to Shift Actions in UDL Teacher Preparation - This session disseminates a newly published dissertation on reframing UDL and inclusion in higher education among professors of teacher candidates that uses critical theory and…
A skeleton and a human body model sit in a health classroom. Universally Designed Puberty Instruction - This session, Universally Designed Puberty Instruction, focuses on a collaboration between the Adolescent Resource Center (ARC) Program at Children & Families First and the University…
Tile shows session title: The application UDL principles in online course design to improve students' learning experience, Jingrong Pearl Xie, Grace Zhou Seo The Application of UDL Principles in Online Course Design to Improve Students’ Learning Experience - With the rapid growth in online learning within higher education, it is essential for the universities to implement inclusive design principles and validate standards for…