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.

Email mlia@luc.edu with questions about this professional learning opportunity.


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