This is session one of three for the series titled Transforming Learning Through Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to three continuing education credits

Workshop description: Do you clear ramps or shovel steps? Our answer to this question lies in how we recognize and address variability. Join Matt Bergman as he shares strategies for clearing ramps or proactively addressing high probability learning barriers with accessible design. Participants will also dig deeper into the UDL Guidelines to develop a toolbox of ready-to-implement low-tech and high-tech UDL resources and strategies. Special emphasis will be placed on applying the UDL principle “Multiple Means of Representation” and the UDL Progression Rubric. Participants will also have an opportunity to redesign a content-specific lesson, assignment, or assessment that they can immediately use with their students.

Presented by Matt Bergman

Dr. Matt Bergman is an award-winning educator, blogger, and consultant from Lititz, PA. Matt has a rich K-12 and higher education background, serving in various roles, such as teacher, digital learning coach, and professional development leader.


  • Discuss strategies for applying the UDL principle “Multiple Means of Representation” to present information to students in a way they understand.
  • Examine how the UDL Progression Rubric can be used as a road map to incorporate the principles of UDL into lessons as well as a tool to measure the progress of implementing these principles.

Special Technology Instructions

Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.


Participants will complete an exit ticket to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate SimpleK12 Certificate of Completion

Learning Credits

CEU 1.00


Viewed a 60 Min On-Demand Course

50 points
On course completion