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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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April 14, 2021

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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)

About
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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Let's Get CLEAR: Designing Highly Effective Professional Development that Models UDL

Let's Get CLEAR: Designing Effective PD that Models UDL

Learn concrete strategies to apply UDL and transform traditional PD into robust professional learning experiences that inspire changes in teaching practice.

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Learn concrete strategies to apply UDL and transform traditional PD into robust professional learning experiences that inspire changes in teaching practice. This interactive session will provide participants the opportunity to cultivate and nurture expert learning among educators by exploring the CLEAR (Connect, Learn, Example, Apply, Reflect) mnemonic to plan PD experiences that foster engagement, comprehension, and application of learning. This session aims to answer the question, “What strategies can educators use to develop expert learning among teachers in their community?” The easy-to-implement strategies modeled will develop PD provider expertise, so that they can facilitate expert learning among their teachers. 

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Nicole Tucker-Smith
Kasia Derbiszewska

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December 3, 2020

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Universally Designing Online PD for Teachers

This session describes the process for developing online modules to align to quality design principles, adhere to the UDL Guidelines, and provide users with individualized and flexible options for navigating each module.

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To increase the use of UDL Practices in California, the Inclusion Collaborative, in partnership with local and national partners, developed several online professional development modules to support equitable, inclusive practices for all students within general education. Building from the UDL Guidelines, online professional development sessions were developed and made available to administrators and teachers in partnering districts. This session describes the process for developing these modules to align to quality design principles, adhere to the UDL Guidelines, and provide users with individualized and flexible options for navigating each module. The session also discusses how flexible and ongoing online professional development and credentialing system can support new and veteran educators in sustaining inclusive and equitable practices. 

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Matthew Love
Sung Park

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November 30, 2020

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What is UDL? The goal of UDL is to create learners to are purposeful and motivated, resourceful and knowledgable, strategic and goal-directed.

Making UDL Connections to Empower Educators

How do you make connections to spread the UDL message and support statewide UDL implementation? Our goal is to empower leaders and educators in the classroom to embrace UDL and step forward from wherever they are onto a path toward inclusion.

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How do you make connections to spread the UDL message and support statewide UDL implementation? The Special Education Technology Center in Washington State has created innovative strategies, supports and trainings to connect school districts and educators across our state. Our goal is to empower leaders and educators in the classroom to embrace UDL and step forward from wherever they are onto a path toward inclusion. This session will be interactive with practical examples, tips and tools we have learned on our UDL journey as well as reflection and discussion time to draw on the rich experience of our participants. 

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Rose Racicot
Kristin Leslie
Linda Doehle

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November 24, 2020

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Let’s Get CLEAR: Designing Highly Effective PD

Professional Development (PD) often succumbs to the “sit and get” model. Because PD providers have vast amounts of information to cover in a limited amount of time, the lecture format often becomes the dominant “food group.” This leaves participants feeling malnourished and craving more interactive experiences. As a result, PD fatigue develops.

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Professional Development (PD) often succumbs to the “sit and get” model. Because PD providers have vast amounts of information to cover in a limited amount of time, the lecture format often becomes the dominant “food group.” This leaves participants feeling malnourished and craving more interactive experiences. As a result, PD fatigue develops.

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Nicole Tucker-Smith
Kasia Derbiszewska

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May 28, 2020

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6 step to meaningful UDL teaching; identify barriers, develop GOALS, develop ASSESSMENTS, Develop flexible METHODS and MATERIALS, TEACH, REFLECT and REVISE

Teacher Education and Professional Development in UDL

This paper provides a brief summary of the existing UDL literature related to teacher education. It also presents a design focused approach that teachers and educators can use for UDL training, including a step-by-step process to support teachers to meaningfully apply UDL to lesson planning.

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The UDL framework presents an array of options for teachers to use in the classroom when designing inclusive instruction. Using UDL, teachers can integrate options that make lessons flexible and engaging for all learners, including students with disabilities and English language learners. This paper provides a brief summary of the existing UDL literature related to teacher education. It also present a design focused approach that teacher educators can use for UDL training, including a step-by-step process to support teachers to meaningfully apply UDL to lesson planning.

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Kavita Rao, Cynthia Okolo

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January 15, 2019

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Professional Development: Are We on the Same Page?

How does one truly integrate and sustain the application of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to alter teacher practice and improve student outcomes?

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How does one truly integrate and sustain the application of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to alter teacher practice and improve student outcomes? This resource will examine the districtwide implementation of UDL in a Midwestern school district and will feature the systematic planning and implementation of a districtwide professional development program. You will explore resources, tools, and practical tips that are needed to support teachers in initial understanding and subsequent continuous application in order to move forward in deepening one’s understanding and acquisition of skills to apply the UDL framework in a meaningful manner.

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Stephanie L. Craig

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January 18, 2019

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Universally Designed Leadership

This resource will cover the basics of Universally Designed Leadership and provide strategies for universally designing professional development.

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As educational leaders, we aspire to build great systems in a landscape of barriers. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) allows us to do that, and universally designed leadership allows us to apply proven principles of learning to successful leadership practices in the 21st Century. This resource will cover the basics of Universally Designed Leadership and provide strategies for universally designing professional development.

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Kristan Rodriguez

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March 25, 2019

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The Next Generation Science Standards and UDL

Effective implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) requires teachers to design flexible curriculum to ensure meaningful access for diverse learners.

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Effective implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) requires teachers to design flexible curriculum to ensure meaningful access for diverse learners. This resource describes findings from a collaborative partnership between a teacher preparation program and local school district, focused on providing on-going, intensive professional development for general and special educators in high-needs middle schools. The professional development activities focused on applying UDL to teach the NGSS. This resource also provides the framework used to design and implement the professional development as well as feedback from teachers involved in the project.

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Laila J. Richman, Elizabeth Neville, Sarah Haines

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January 31, 2019

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