Feb. 5 Webinar: Implementing Universal Design to Create an Inclusive Classroom
January 24, 2019
Faculty and staff are invited to attend a webinar presentation of Implementing Universal Design to Create an Inclusive Classroom, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants will learn dozens of practical activities and strategies to implement universal learning design techniques. This can help increase student access, engagement, and academic success. The webinar is hosted by the Webster University Accessibility Committee.
The session will be delivered by Innovative Educators and streamed live in the FDC, located in the Emerson Library, Suite 420. Lunch will be provided.
What is UDL?
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a learning approach that enhances the ability of all students to access and use course content and materials while limiting the need for special accommodations for those students who have disabilities. The result is a better learning environment for all students, increased classroom inclusion of students with disabilities, increased interaction between students with and without disabilities and reduced work for the instructor.
Rather than focusing on modifying instructional approaches on a case by case basis, UDL encourages instructors to concentrate on the development of instructional strategies that most students can use to gain knowledge and skills related to the specific content areas. Learn more.
- Acquire a basic understanding of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles
- Understand how UDL can be applied to any learning environment
- Review case studies of UDL use in academic content courses
- Examine no-cost and low-cost learning technologies as part of the UDL approach
- Identify UDL activities and approaches to use in your class
- Discover campus and community resources to help you implement UDL
- Develop an action plan to apply UDL to your class in the next six months