Universal Design for Learning is an instructional design framework intending to remove unnecessary barriers and offer flexibility in instruction in order to improve learning outcomes for all students. Although the UDL promise is to focus on "all" students, those with the most complex learning needs are often left out of the conversation. This session focuses on unpacking the UDL framework, demonstrating the importance of student engagement in learning, and practical application of designing UDL instruction inclusive of students with the most complex learning needs. Beyond the traditional lecture-style workshop, this session offers multiple opportunities for interaction. Activities include small and large group discussions and a hands-on practice in designing a lesson plan that anticipates barriers, embraces learner variability, and offers opportunities for meaningful engagement in learning to achieve instructional goals.
Session Video Recording
Interactive Notes Document