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There will be 2 UDL Graduate Courses offered onsite this year:

Course Descriptions:

201: Expert Learning/Expert Teaching: UDL is a framework to eliminate barriers to learning, embrace variability and eliminate inequitable opportunities for students. The focus is often on how to help students become expert learners but in this course, we will focus on what it means to be an expert teacher by focusing on improving practice through thoughtful goal-setting, reflection, collaboration, and continuous improvement. Immerse yourself in a personalized professional development experience that will allow you to grow in areas where you struggle while honoring your strengths and journey along the way. You will have the opportunity to design your own improvement targets, data sets, and artifacts as you dive more deeply into how UDL improves your practice in quantifiable ways.

  • Start 10/15 take the Thanksgiving week off and finish Dec 16

301: UDL for Equity: Now that you have a strong foundational understanding of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and what it means to be an expert teacher, you are ready to consider how the framework can work with other frameworks to dismantle exclusionary systems. Modules will focus on the connection between UDL and social justice, culturally sustaining pedagogy, impact over intentions, disproportionality, and integrative comprehensive systems. Discussions will focus on identifying and eliminating systemic barriers that result in systems that don't work for all students, especially those who are culturally and linguistically diverse. 

  • Start 2/10 take the 3/15 week off and finish 4/20

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