Workshop 3

CAST research associate, Jenna Wasson, explains the origins of Universal Design.

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An Introduction to Universal Design for Learning
Malden High School
December 11, 2008
3:15 - 5:15

Teachers will become familiar with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and its three principles. Teachers will use a UDL Checklist to analyze their current practice in order to identify teaching methods that are universally designed as well as to identify teaching methods that could be strengthened with the infusion of UDL. The workshop will begin with a slideshow presentation of UDL and the three principles and then move into a checklist activity.

Workshop Goals:
1. To gain a general understanding of Universal Design for Leaning (UDL)
2. To incorporate features of UDL into current practice

3:15 - 3:25 Introduction

3:25 - 3:55 UDL Overview and Guidelines

3:55 - 4:15 Deconstructing a Lesson Plan: Revising a well-developed lesson to ensure that all learners have full access to the lesson for achieving lesson goals

4:15 - 4:25 Break

4:25 - 4:30 Introduction of Teacher Checklist

4:30 - 5:00 Teachers reflect on their current practice:
· What teaching strategies do you use that are universally designed?
· What areas could you strengthen with the incorporation of UDL?

5:00 - 5:10 Share strengths, weaknesses, and ideas

5:10 - 5:15 Wrap up and evaluation