The OSD will be hosting a 45-minute crash course on the use of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a set of principles for curriculum development that targets all learners. Learners differ in the ways that they perceive information, engage with what they know, and express their understanding of what they learn. This workshop will provide you with tools and knowledge for improving student engagement and retention by addressing students’ differing abilities, language backgrounds, learning styles, life experiences and more.
During this workshop, participants will learn:
- How to implement UDL in curriculum planning, teaching strategies, and assessments
- How to increase student motivation and engagement through the use of technology
- How to increase accessibility of course materials
- How to facilitate authentic learning by providing choices of assessment
The workshop has three components:
- Curriculum planning: Designing a syllabus and learning goals that proactively consider the variability among your students.
- Teaching: Creating flexible course materials, providing students with multiple options to access and process information, and to use pedagogical strategies that will engage and respond to learners' needs
- Assessment: Design of assessments which are accessible, flexible, and include comprehensive rubrics, allowing students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge without compromising academic rigor.
Please register below.