UDL Professional Development Overview

Multi-Tiered System of Supports
Universal Design for Learning
UDL 101 Training

This training will introduce participants to Universal Design during four days of training spread out over the school year.  The initial day of training will provide:

-Knowledge of the theory and research basis of UDL

-Information on turning novice learners into expert learners

-Strategies for designing curriculum aligned to educational standards for varied learners which support engagement and achievement.

-Methods for using new technologies to make curriculum more effective.

Subsequent sessions will thoroughly explore the three UDL Principles:

-Day Two: Providing Multiple Means of Engagement by providing options for recruiting interest, sustaining effort/persistence, and self-regulation.

-Day Three: Providing Multiple Means of Representation by providing options for perception, language, mathematical expressions, symbols, and comprehension.

-Day Four: Providing Multiple Means of Action and Expression by providing options for physical action, expression/communication and in managing oneself/one’s resources in order to achieve a goal (executive function).