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Are you seeking research-based strategies to cultivate deep engagement that resonates with every learner, regardless of their background or learning style? Universal Design for Learning (UDL) emphasizes the importance of providing multiple means of engagement to tap into students' interests, motivations, and cultural backgrounds. Join Dr. Matt Bergman for this hands-on, interactive workshop as we dive into the neuroscience of learning, exploring how to hook interest, fuel perseverance, and cultivate self-regulation in diverse students. Get ready to ditch the choice fatigue and redefine engagement beyond bland options! Matt’s expertise in universal design for learning will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to create a classroom buzzing with focused enthusiasm and empowered learners that will rewrite the learning narrative in your classroom.  

This is workshop three of four for the series titled “The Transformative Power of Universal Design for Learning.” 

Key Takeaways: 

  1. Explore the foundational principles of engagement in UDL and how they can be applied to design inclusive and compelling learning environments.  
  2. Learn practical strategies for leveraging UDL's engagement principle, including incorporating student interests, providing meaningful choices, and fostering autonomy and self-regulation 
  3. Discover how to create learning experiences that stimulate curiosity, activate prior knowledge, and promote deeper levels of learning and understanding.  
  4. Gain insights into the transformative impact of UDL on student motivation, participation, and academic success, and how to advocate for UDL implementation in your educational setting.

Workshop Details: 

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 four continuing education credits. 

Special Technology Instructions: 

Attendees will need access to an internet-enabled device and a personal Google account (not affiliated with their school). 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.  

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