Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment with Universal Design for Learning

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Event Date/Time: Apr 20, 2010 End Date/Time: Apr 20, 2010
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Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment with Universal Design for Learning April 20th, 1:00-2:30pm EDT online webinar Host: Innovative Educators NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event date (choose check by mail or PO as payment method when registering). The recording is always included and is accessible for one full year. OVERVIEW Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles are a guide to effective teaching practices and accessible course materials. This session will explore UDLs three principles and how they benefit a wide range of learners, including students of different ages, life experiences, cultural backgrounds, abilities and disabilities, and learning styles. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of UDL, including what it is, who benefits from it, how it can be implemented, and how it can be institutionalized for lasting benefit. OBJECTIVES If you are an educator or disability service professional, this session will help you to better understand: 1. the barriers to UDL implementation that exist on college campuses 2. a definition of UDL that moves it beyond the sphere of disability services into a broader discourse on learning, teaching and student retention 3. simple and effect techniques for implementing UDL to create both inclusive classroom instruction and accessible course materials 4. techniques for promoting and institutionalizing UDL in an academic environment, including tying UDL to the strategic goals and mission of your institution WHO SHOULD ATTEND? All faculty, staff and administrators at both two- and four-year institutions of higher education. WHO IS THE SPEAKER? Craig Spooner, ACCESS Project coordinator at Colorado State University. Craigs experience in higher education spans 16 years, and includes classroom teaching, instructional design, grant writing, and online course development. His work on the ACCESS Project involves him in research and publication regarding campus-wide issues of faculty development and student retention. Enquiries: