Choose your path. Whether you like the guidance of a seasoned expert or prefer to go it alone, we have online course options for you.
This self-directed course gives you all the background knowledge you need to learn about the why, the what, and the how of Universal Design for Learning and start implementing UDL best practices in your learning environment. Dive into barriers, variability, and more.
Spring 2023 | Instructor-Led Course
This level 2 course is for educators who have an understanding of Universal Design for Learning but are looking to take the next step on their UDL journey. Through direct interaction and feedback with your instructor and peers, you'll be able to take tangible strategies to put into action right away.
A step-by-step process to remake your leadership skills and methods through the inclusive principles of UDL. Creating multi-tiered systems of support, delivering effective and inspiring feedback, embedding the UDL principles throughout your culture and curriculum—these are just some of the topics covered by in this course.
Novak Education is the premier organization for designing and delivering high-quality, evidence-based professional development on multi-tiered systems of support, evidence-based tiered interventions, evidence-based literacy models, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and effective leadership practices.
Our presenters are completely flexible and can design any type of presentation to meet your needs. Whether you have a group of 5 or 3000, need in person or online assistance, Novak and associates can design a series of professional development sessions that meet your needs.
Without the proper supports, professional development, and resources, it can be difficult – if not impossible – to improve your teaching game. And even when professional development is available, it sometimes falls short. Our response is to provide universally designed online courses to help you better understand UDL, MTSS, and inclusive practices. Courses will provide you with the theory you need but will focus on practical methods for improving daily practice.
Katie is an absolute wealth of knowledge on best practices to drive change in educational systems. Her strategic mind and years of experience have been an enormous asset to our program as she has worked with educational leaders to support and challenge them as they implement inclusive practices in their districts and schools. We can't say enough about how her enthusiasm, dedication, and depth of knowledge of inclusive practices has changed mindsets and inspired action among leaders in our program.
Great teaching looks a lot like art. While there has been a great deal of attention lately to the "science" of teaching, it is the art of teaching that we most remember and that strikes us with awe. And that is hard to describe or codify. Katie Novak is an artist when she teaches. I have seen her. She does things that awe and inspire; watching her is like watching a master sculptor at work. Everyone should have a chance to see her teach - and especially to see her bring UDL to life."
Dr. Katie Novak has been a tremendous partner in our county’s focus on equity and inclusive practices. She has worked with us on developing our leaders and inspiring people to imagine possibilities for all students. She is highly engaging and relevant and customizes all her work to our local context. She lays a compelling case for redesigning our school environments to ensure all students can learn in an inclusive environment. Her message and style resonates with every educator and she inspires everyone to take action.