Transforming Learning Through Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

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Categories: Learning Theories & Strategies / Instructional Design, Digital Media      ||    3 hours (for total workshop)     ||     60 min / workshop  

About the Workshop Series:

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a brain-based approach to teaching and learning that gives all students equal opportunity to succeed. Join Matt Bergman for a series of three collaborative, hands-on workshops where you will have the opportunity to make-and-take a variety of content-specific lessons, assignments, and assessments that follow The UDL Guidelines and provide students with clear goals and flexible means. 

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 Certificates of Completion.

By the end of this workshop series, you will be able to: 

  • Identify high probability learning barriers and determine why UDL is needed to meet the needs of every student. 

  • Dig deeper into the The UDL Guidelines to develop a toolbox of ready-to-implement low-tech and high-tech resources and strategies that provide students with clear goals and flexible means.

  • Discuss strategies for applying the UDL principle “Multiple Means of Representation” to present information to students in a way that they can understand, engage with, and learn from. 

  • 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 principals in the classroom. 

  • Discuss strategies for applying the UDL principle “Means of Action and Expression” to offer learners diverse ways to express their understanding and skill development as a result of content experiences. 

  • Explore ideas for developing flexible and construct-relevant assessments to motivate students and engage them in the learning process by providing voice and choice in their learning. 

  • Discuss strategies for applying the UDL principle “Multiple Means of Engagement” to offer diverse ways for learners to be involved with course content and see the relevance in their academic, professional, and personal lives. 

  • Explore ideas for increasing engagement in the classroom by focusing on the learning environment, developing essential self-regulation skills, and infusing choice, rigor, and relevance into learning. 

  • Redesign a content-specific lesson, assignment, or assessment that provides flexibility in the product or process.

Series Workshop Descriptions

This is session one of three for the workshop 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.

Live Workshop:

Wednesday, April 27   ||    4 – 5pm EDT

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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. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify high probability learning barriers and determine why UDL is needed to meet the needs of every student. 
  • Dig deeper into the The UDL Guidelines to develop a toolbox of ready-to-implement low-tech and high-tech resources and strategies that provide students with clear goals and flexible means.  
  • Discuss strategies for applying the UDL principle “Multiple Means of Representation” to present information to students in a way that they can understand, engage with, and learn from. 
  • 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 principals in the classroom. 
  • Redesign a content-specific lesson, assignment, or assessment that provides flexibility in the product or process. 

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.

Assessment:  

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

This is session two of three for the workshop 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 six continuing education credits.

Live Workshop:

Wednesday, May 4   ||    4 – 5pm EDT

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Workshop Description:

How do you plan a lesson using UDL? The following session will provide participants with several different tools for proactively planning lessons to meet the needs of all learners. Join Matt Bergman as he shares the importance of developing clear goals and providing flexible means, including examples of lesson makeovers designed to infuse flexibility in the product or process. Participants will also investigate strategies for developing flexible and construct-relevant assessments. Special emphasis will be placed on the UDL principle “Multiple Means of Action and Expression.” Participants will also have an opportunity to redesign a content-specific lesson, assignment, or assessment that they can immediately use with their students. 

Learning Objective: (Same as Series Objective)

  • Identify high probability learning barriers and determine why UDL is needed to meet the needs of every student. 
  • Dig deeper into the The UDL Guidelines to develop a toolbox of ready-to-implement low-tech and high-tech resources and strategies that provide students with clear goals and flexible means.  
  • Discuss strategies for applying the UDL principle “Means of Action and Expression” to offer learners diverse ways to express their understanding and skill development resulting from their content experiences. 
  • Explore ideas for developing flexible and construct-relevant assessments to motivate students and engage them in the learning process by providing voice and choice in their learning. 
  • Redesign a content-specific lesson, assignment, or assessment that provides flexibility in the product or process. 

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.

Assessment:  

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

This is session three of three for the workshop 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 six continuing education credits.

Live Workshop:

Wednesday, May 11   ||   4 – 5pm EDT

Save Your Seat!

Workshop Description: 

Engagement involves many tangible and intangible dimensions, challenging educators to meet the individual needs and motivations of students. Join Matt Bergman as he shares strategies for increasing engagement in the classroom by focusing on the learning environment, developing essential self-regulation skills, and infusing choice, rigor, and relevance into learning. Participants will also develop a toolbox of high-tech and low-tech tools for increasing student engagement. Special emphasis will be placed on applying the UDL principle “Multiple Means of Engagement.” Participants will also have an opportunity to redesign a content-specific lesson, assignment, or assessment that they can immediately use with their students.  

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify high probability learning barriers and determine why UDL is needed to meet the needs of every student. 
  • Dig deeper into the The UDL Guidelines to develop a toolbox of ready-to-implement low-tech and high-tech resources and strategies that provide students with clear goals and flexible means. 
  • Discuss strategies for applying the UDL principle “Multiple Means of Engagement” to offer diverse ways for learners to be involved with course content and see the relevance  in their academic, professional, and personal lives. 
  • Explore ideas for increasing engagement in the classroom by focusing on the learning environment, developing essential self-regulation skills, and infusing choice, rigor, and relevance into learning. 
  • Redesign a content-specific lesson, assignment, or assessment that provides flexibility in the product or process. 

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.

Assessment:  

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

Who Should Attend?

Elementary Educators (K-5), Middle Grades Educators (6-8), High School Educators (9-12), Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Multimedia Teachers, Other school support staff, Curriculum Directors / Instructional Support, School Counselors, Administrators 

Meet the Presenter

Matt Bergman - Professional Development Trainer

Matt Bergman is a former teacher turned international speaker, blogger, consultant, and Learning Technologies Specialist. He is passionate about infusing technology into instruction in meaningful, personalized, and accessible ways. Matt was recognized for his efforts in 2015 as the PAECT Teacher of the Year and has proudly served as a Harvard University UDL Institute faculty member, Google for Education Certified Trainer, Apple Educator, and CAST Professional Learning Faculty Member.

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Things to Know

Live Attendance

In order to receive credit for attendance and CEUs for each individual workshop, you must be a member and be in attendance and participating throughout the whole 60-minutes. Members who are in attendance and complete all required aspects of the workshop will see their completion status reflected on their Certificate of Attendance and CEUs applied to their profile on their Teacher Learning Community profile, typically within 48 hours of completion.

On-Demand

  • Members can access any workshops they may have missed on-demand. Recordings of the workshops are typically available within 3 days following the live workshop.
  • Non-members will need to pay for each individual workshop they would like to watch. *CEUs and Certificate of Completion are not provided for non-members.

CREDITS

  • 1 CEU learning hour is provided for each workshop you attend.

Anyone! If you find a workshop that appeals to you, you are welcome to join us.

Live workshops are 60-minutes in duration. Attendees will have access to the ‘workroom' following the workshop so they can continue collaborating with peers. Additionally, the trainer is available for 24 hours following the workshop to help coach.

While it's recommended you attend every workshop of a series to make sure you are achieving all learning outcomes, each workshop can be viewed as a stand-alone.

  • Workshops will be available on-demand in the Teacher Learning Community for UpTeach members, typically within 3-5 days after the workshop has ended. NOTE: Non-members will need to pay to access the on-demand workshop.
  • UpTeach members will also have access to the associated classroom to view the participant discussion stream and access any resources supplied. NOTE: Access to the trainer is only available during the actual workshop.

We host at least one virtual workshop per week throughout the year, with the exception of holiday weeks. Times for workshops vary due to many of our trainers being educators and school consultants themselves. This means that typically workshops are held after school hours ET.

We are excited to say that workshops are now included with Premium (UpTeach®) member subscriptions and district memberships.

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  1. Internet access.
  2. Access to GoToWebinar. Whether you use the download app or an internet browser, trainers present direct instruction and communicate throughout the training via GoToWebinar.
  3. Access to Google Classrooms. Please make sure you are in a setting where you will have access to Google Classrooms. NOTE: Some school firewalls will not allow you to access Google Classrooms from your classroom. In these cases, you may need to be in your home to participate. Additionally, if your school email address is already associated with Google Classrooms, you will need to use a different personal email address to join so that you are not locked out of the training. Again, due to school privacy restrictions on some school email addresses.

Yes! If you have access to dual monitors, this is ideal. With this type of setup, you will be able to keep GoToWebinar open on one screen, and Google Classrooms open on another.

If you do not have access to a dual monitor setup, no worries! You will just need to make sure you can ‘toggle/switch' between the two.