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Tile shows EquatIO logo EquatIO Mathspace: There’s More Than One Way to Solve a Math Problem - Those of you familiar with EquatIO, know that there are lots of moving parts and pieces to our Math/STEM tool. Please consider joining us for…
A person speaks with their hands while working from a laptop. CIDDL Networking Discussion - Come learn about CIDDL, the Center for Innovation, Design, and Digital Learning (CIDDL), a national center to improve faculty capacity to use educational technology in…
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…
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…
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 an elephant in a business meeting room during a meeting. Normal Sucks: Let’s Talk about the Elephant in the Room - Thursday, March 31st, 10:30-11:30am ET Does normal exist? If we take a deep dive into history, we find that “normal” is a relative term that…
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…
Two teachers sit with students and smile for the camera while pointing number one. Teacher Educator’s Knowledge and Use of UDL - The purpose of this presentation is to share results of a statewide survey examining the current instruction and use of UDL in teacher education programs…
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…
Tile shows session title: The final stretch: Striving to overcome the UDL theory to practice gap in teacher education The Final Stretch: Striving to Overcome the UDL Theory to Practice Gap in Teacher Education - Thursday, March 31st, 1:15-2:15pm ET This session focuses on the ongoing collaborative reform efforts of a team of teacher education faculty at a regional comprehensive…
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…
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…
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…
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…
College students in a classroom listen to a professor lecture. UDL Lessons Learned in Higher Education (Roundtable Discussion) - Thursday, March 31st, 2:30-3:30pm ET This interactive session will center around an informal share-out of lessons learned from designing UDL-based instruction at a higher education…
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…
Paper is cut in the shape of a head with the words "Mental Health" in place of the brain. Colored crumpled sheets of paper surround the drawing in a circle. Exploring the Intersectionality of UDL with Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) and Mental Health  - Heidi Parisotto and Venecia Williams have been championing UDL at Vancouver Community College in Vancouver, Canada. Over the past year, they have been working with…
A ballpoint pen sits on top of a piece of paper with notes. Lesson Planning for Instructional Equity: One Instructional Model - At the end of the session, participants will be able to determine the value of integrating principles, guidelines, and checkpoints of UDL within an established…
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…
A person writes in a notepad sitting on a desk next to a laptop. Writing Barriers, Strategies, and UDL: Not just for K12 - Barriers to communicating in writing, or written expression, are not isolated to students at the elementary and secondary levels. The same barriers experienced by K12…
Dream2B logo Dream2B - Pre-service teachers will benefit from utilizing alternative instructional techniques to enhance learning for students. Have you thought about using game-based learning to enhance your student’s…
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 drawing of a fish sits on a table surrounded by colored pencils. Teach Them to Fish: Feed Them for Life - How do you develop the six characteristics of an expert learner in the classroom? Do your students have the opportunity to develop these characteristics? How…
Birds eye view of a study desk filled with a notebook, colored pencils, math equation notes, and a laptop showing a teacher web conference. It’s What I Got - The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to look at our online courses critically. The gaps we never knew existed or those we had been dealing with…
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: Increasing Agency through Choice: Honoring Expert Learners in Higher Education Increasing Agency through Choice: Honoring Expert Learners in Higher Education  - Have you considered how much agency adults experience within higher education settings? Have you ever attempted to increase opportunities for choice within a classroom or…
Tile shows session title: Universal Design in Universal Chaos: The Aftermath, Lauren Tucker Impacts of Universally Designing in Universal Chaos: the Aftermath - Last year three instructional routines were identified to enhance universal design in the universal chaos of the pandemic. These routines focus on consistency, communication, and…
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…