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Creating Student Success Through Teacher PD

This session will show you how using a model of professional development, support within the PLC, and on-going collaboration with teachers impacted student achievement during the implementation phases of Universal Design for Learning.

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Todd Rose, says, “There is no such thing as an average learner”. As a special education coach and a G/T coach, collaboration around students with “jagged profiles” is a top priority. The principles of UDL are especially important in designing instruction to engage and ensure success for ALL students on the edges. As we have learned about the power of Universal Design for Learning, we have grown to see that what’s good for one may be good for many.

This session will show you how using a model of professional development, support within the PLC, and on-going collaboration with teachers impacted student achievement during the implementation phases of Universal Design for Learning.

Participants will leave with our UDL implementation template, information and links to engagement strategies employed during our session, as well as links to videos, photos, and activities which support representation and action and expression.

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Shannon Schultz
Terese Weiler

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Creating Student Success Through Teacher PD

This session will show you how using a model of professional development, support within the PLC, and on-going collaboration with teachers impacted student achievement during the implementation phases of Universal Design for Learning.

Average: 4 (1 vote)

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Todd Rose, says, “There is no such thing as an average learner”. As a special education coach and a G/T coach, collaboration around students with “jagged profiles” is a top priority. The principles of UDL are especially important in designing instruction to engage and ensure success for ALL students on the edges. As we have learned about the power of Universal Design for Learning, we have grown to see that what’s good for one may be good for many.

This session will show you how using a model of professional development, support within the PLC, and on-going collaboration with teachers impacted student achievement during the implementation phases of Universal Design for Learning.

Participants will leave with our UDL implementation template, information and links to engagement strategies employed during our session, as well as links to videos, photos, and activities which support representation and action and expression.

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Shannon Schultz
Terese Weiler

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April 14, 2021

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Deconstruct The Construction: Intentionally Making Changes

This presentation highlights how classroom teachers can advance their current teaching practices that they are comfortable with through reviewing their UDL applications from different angles.

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It is a learning process to develop and implement lessons through applications of UDL principles. As teachers become more fluent in the UDL applications to their teaching practices, refreshing and advancing current teaching ideas and strategies can be challenging. Our presentation highlights how classroom teachers can advance their current teaching practices that they are comfortable with through reviewing their UDL applications from different angles. Resources and strategies are discussed and shared during this presentation.

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Natsuko Takemae
Nicole Dobbins
Teresa Little

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December 15, 2020

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Opening the Doors of Proficiency: UDL in the World Language

This presentation explores ways in which UDL implementation serves as an invaluable tool to enhance the foreign language curriculum and achieve learning outcomes.

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This presentation explores ways in which UDL implementation serves as an invaluable tool to enhance the foreign language curriculum and achieve learning outcomes. 

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Mariam Manzur Leiva
Dan Song

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December 17, 2020

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Creating School Based UDL Implementation Plans

Creating School Based UDL Implementation Plans

This presentation focuses on how a collaboration between the administration and school leadership team (i.e., instructional coaches) and university partners developed a three year plan for rolling out and implementing principles of UDL in schoolwide systems, classroom instructional practices, and assessment and data analysis conducted at all levels of the school.

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Universal Design for Learning is a conceptual framework that can support the proactive planning of addressing learner variability in the classroom. As classrooms continue to evolve and include students who represent different experience, ability, engagement or interest, and cultural and linguistic diversity, it is important for schools to have an ongoing and systematic plan for addressing the variability of all students. This presentation focuses on how a collaboration between the administration and school leadership team (i.e., instructional coaches) and university partners developed a three year plan for rolling out and implementing principles of UDL in schoolwide systems, classroom instructional practices, and assessment and data analysis conducted at all levels of the school. Reflections and lessons learned in the first year of implementation of this plan with content area professional learning communities are shared, with suggestions for handling UDL fail and collecting stakeholder feedback also discussed. 

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Matthew Love
Margaret Marschner

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Building a UDL Implementation Researcher & Practitioner Tool

This session shares the results of a review of the current literature and practice around UDL implementation fidelity measures, and engages participants in identifying critical factors in assaying UDL implementation at the building and district level.

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As more schools and districts adopt the UDL framework, describing the relationship between universal design and student/teacher outcomes emerges as a persistent need for practitioners and researchers. This breakout session shares the results of a review of the current literature and practice around UDL implementation fidelity measures, and engages participants in identifying critical factors in assaying UDL implementation at the building and district level. The results of this session will help inform field testing of a potential UDL implementation fidelity tool. 

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James Nelson Robinson
Taji Gibson
Cassandra Cole

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December 15, 2020

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Key Questions to Consider When Planning Lessons

CAST Professional Learning offers 9 questions to consider when planning lessons.

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Consider the questions in this document when planning your lessons with UDL. The questions are separated based on the three UDL guidelines. Download a printable version of the questions. 

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CAST

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Posted date:

April 1, 2021

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Technology Leadership in Practice

With unexpected challenges in education around every turn, the need for technology teams to have a resilient plan and collaborate grows more important each day. What makes the difference between technology planning that consistently meets challenges head-on versus plans and teams that flounder?

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Moderators
Alise Crossland & Kristin Ruedel, American Institutes for Research (AIR)

Presenters

  • Janna Greathouse
    District Special Ed Coordinator for AT at Jenks Public Schools
  • Sarah Harris
    Instructional Supervisor of Technology at Wethersfield Public Schools
  • Tiffani Brown
    Director of Instructional Technology at Grossmont Union HS District

Audience
All educators and families, technology leaders (InfoTech, EdTech and Assistive Tech)

Level of Expertise
All levels

Description

With unexpected challenges in education around every turn, the need for technology teams to have a resilient plan and collaborate grows more important each day.  What makes the difference between technology planning that consistently meets challenges head-on versus plans and teams that flounder?

This webinar will discuss what the Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems (CITES) has learned from our CITES Framework development work with districts across the nation. CITES is building a Framework to bring together education technology (EdTech), information technology (InfoTech), and assistive technology (AT) for the benefit of all students, including students with disabilities.  The ongoing challenges that are facing education has emphasized the importance of inclusive technology planning and the difference leadership and collaboration can make in successful pivoting and resiliency of district technology implementation to meet the needs of students. Join us for a panel discussion with some of our CITES Framework Development districts to discuss technology leadership in practice.

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Center for Inclusive Technology & Education Systems (CITES)

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Posted date:

December 8, 2020

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Using Remote Learning to Turn Emergency into Opportunity

The COVID-19 emergency school building closures have highlighted the importance of technology planning and contingency planning. For districts around the country, the “impossible” had to quickly become “possible”. The rapid shift to remote teaching and learning exposed areas of significant need in schools and districts, such as access to technology and addressing the needs of students with disabilities. In the context of these challenges, building a strong and inclusive technology ecosystem that incorporates assistive technology, educational technology, and information technology is more critical than ever. In this webinar, leaders at the Center for Inclusive Technology and Education Systems (CITES) will discuss identifying the challenges uncovered by the shift to emergency remote learning, and how school systems can use best practices in technology planning to convert the discovery of challenges into an opportunity to develop innovative solutions.

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Janet Peters from CITES at CAST & Alise Crossland from AIR

Audience
All educators and families, technology leaders (InfoTech, EdTech and Assistive Tech)

Level of Expertise
All levels

Description

The COVID-19 emergency school building closures have highlighted the importance of technology planning and contingency planning.  For districts around the country, the “impossible” had to quickly become “possible”. The rapid shift to remote teaching and learning exposed areas of significant need in schools and districts, such as access to technology and addressing the needs of students with disabilities. In the context of these challenges, building a strong and inclusive technology ecosystem that incorporates assistive technology, educational technology, and information technology is more critical than ever. In this webinar, leaders at the Center for Inclusive Technology and Education Systems (CITES) will discuss identifying the challenges uncovered by the shift to emergency remote learning, and how school systems can use best practices in technology planning to convert the discovery of challenges into an opportunity to develop innovative solutions.

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Center for Inclusive Technology & Education Systems (CITES)

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We're All in This Together: Coordination in the Trenches

In this webinar, CITES leaders host a conversation with CITES advisors and colleagues in-the-trenches to take a closer look at Coordination. We will discuss services that may be available through school and community organizations. The session will provide examples of services that enable students and families to participate and achieve while learning at a distance. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

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Presenters
Janet Peters and Joy Zabala, CITES

Guest Panelists
Janice Carson, Director, Idaho Assistive Technology Project (IATP)
Susan Hardin, Assistive Technology Consultant and UDL Coordinator, Macomb ISD 
Angela Lindig, Executive Director, Idaho Parents Unlimited

Audience
All educators and families, technology leaders (InfoTech, EdTech and Assistive Tech)

Level of Expertise
All levels

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In this webinar, CITES leaders host a conversation with CITES advisors and colleagues in-the-trenches to take a closer look at Coordination. We will discuss services that may be available through school and community organizations. The session will provide examples of services that enable students and families to participate and achieve while learning at a distance. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

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Center for Inclusive Technology & Education Systems (CITES)

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December 8, 2020

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