2019-2020 School Year
Meeting the Needs of All Learners: Belonging and UDL
September 20, 2019 and February 7, 2020
Teachers will increase their ability to meet the needs of all learners and cultivate a culture of belongingness using Universal Design for Learning through this two-day professional learning sequence. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that helps teachers to design curriculum that is flexible and accessible to all learners.
September 20: On Day 1, teachers will learn about what true belonging means, including discussions about social-emotional learning. Then teachers will transition to applying this new knowledge of belonging to UDL and how it connects to backward design. Teachers will gather in groups with teachers of a similar grade level or subject area led by a Lead Teacher who is a current practitioner. In these groups teachers will learn about the 3 components of UDL: multiple means of representation, multiple means of engagement, and multiple means of action and expression. The Lead Leacher will share grade-level specific examples of each. Teachers will leave Day 1 empowered to apply an atmosphere of belonging and UDL in their own classrooms.
February 7th: On Day 2, teachers will continue the conversation about belonging and UDL, using the time for application and collaboration.
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