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Coaching & Supporting UDL Implementation

Create innovative environments that can be scaled to improve the outcomes of all

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Upcoming Sessions

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  • Spring 2024: February 5 - April 1
  • Summer 2024: July 29 - August 25

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that recognizes all learners are varied and provides flexibility in design to optimize learning outcomes. As instructional coaches, teacher leaders, and/or administrators, it is our job to support educators as they work towards fully implementing UDL into their practice. Instructional leaders and coaches play an important role in this work because we support, encourage, and motivate educators as they integrate UDL in their classrooms and schools.

Participants in this course will explore the UDL Guidelines and take a deep dive into the implementation of UDL, focusing on creating innovative learning environments for teachers that can be scaled to improve the outcomes of all students within the district, developing PLC’s rooted in UDL, supporting the work in classrooms, and staying true to a vision of UDL.


The Fall 2023 Session is full. Join us in 2024! 

At a Glance






OCTOBER 2, 2023 - NOVEMBER 30, 2023


8:30 AM PT ON 10/10, 10/25/23, 11/7/23, AND 11/14/23. ALL SESSIONS ARE RECORDED AND SHARED







Course Objectives


Establish a solid understanding of UDL through exploration, application, and discussion.


Gain confidence in leading others in growing their UDL knowledge through lesson design, professional development opportunities, coaching, and other interactions with colleagues.


Develop essential tools to build capacity for UDL implementation at the site or district level.

Melissa Toland

About Your Instructor

Melissa Toland, M.Ed. is a passionate UDL advocate with extensive knowledge and expertise in utilizing technology to universally design instruction, and enhance learning experiences for all students in the areas of language arts, english language development, and journalism. In her current position, Melissa supports district-wide UDL implementation through professional development trainings, and instructional coaching.  As a secondary classroom teacher, Melissa successfully integrated the principles of UDL to design learning experiences for diverse learners. Melissa developed the UDL Implementation Rubric as a professional development tool to encourage teachers to self-assess and monitor their own learning as they strive to meet the needs of all students through universally designed instruction.


What to Expect


  • Eight online learning modules containing videos, resources, and weekly assignments and/or discussions.
  • Four 1 hour synchronous sessions with the instructor and fellow classmates.
  • Direct interaction and feedback from your instructor and the opportunity to build community with your classmates through course discussion boards and weekly synchronous sessions.
  • Lots of options and choices - UDL is at the foundation of everything we do.
  • Participants will be expected to pass in work by the due date, but will also be given the opportunity to revise and improve upon their work (just as students in their class should be given the same respect using the UDL framework). 
  • All assignments can be resubmitted for feedback and grading up until the last day of the course.

Pricing Options

The fee listed above covers your course registration with Novak Educational Consulting, Inc. only. You may also choose to purchase graduate credits or clock hours (for Washington State teachers) at the time of registration. Bulk discounts are available on registration fees for groups of 3 or more. Please contact us for details.

Course Certificates & Transcripts

If you receive a grade of C or better, you will receive a completion certificate from Novak Education at the conclusion of the course. Please check in with your school or district to determine if this alone will be sufficient for salary points or advancement. Some states require additional proof of completion such as clock hours, contact hours, or credits. Graduate credits (3 continuing education credits) may be obtained for an additional $200 at the time of registration (Gordon College or Teachers College of San Joaquin). Please check with your school or district to ensure these will satisfy their requirements prior to enrolling.