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Coaching & Supporting UDL Implementation

Level II

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  • Spring 2024: 4/15 - 6/7
  • More dates coming soon!

In this Level II course, you will build on the learnings and skills introduced in the Level I course. This course is ideally suited for educational leaders, coaches, and administrators that are serious about implementing Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

UDL is a framework that recognizes all learners are varied and provides flexibility in design to optimize learning outcomes. It is the job of instructional coaches, teachers leaders, and/or administrators to support educators as they work towards fully implementing UDL into their practice. Through this work, leaders and coaches have the power to design environments and systems of support that empower educators to grow and develop as expert learners, directly impacting the learning environments they create for students.

Participants in this course will dive deeper into the implementation of UDL through thoughtful analysis of system drivers to support adaptive change, enhance their study of best practices to support implementation, and advance the application of key learnings to their organization’s current journey to UDL.


At a Glance






APRIL 15, 2024 - JUNE 7, 2024









Course Objectives


Deepen your understanding of UDL implementation through exploration, application, and discussion. 


Create a vision for UDL implementation and a clear plan to shift organizational policies and practices to reflect the core values of UDL. 


Develop strategies to support all UDL implementers, with a focus on those resistant to change and explore implementation best practices for creating a lasting impact through adaptive change


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 synchronous sessions, each one hour. All sessions will be recorded and shared for asynchronous viewing. Live attendance is not required but recommended.
  • Direct interaction and feedback from your instructor and the opportunity to build community with your classmates through course discussion boards.
  • 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 for the course covers your course registration. You may also choose to purchase graduate credits from one of our accredited university partners at the time of registration. NY CTLE hours and Washington Clock hours available. Bulk discounts are available on registration fees for groups of 3 or more. For group pricing or for questions on purchase orders, contact us for details.

Course Certificates & Transcripts

As long as you receive a grade of C or better, you will receive a completion certificate from Novak Education at the conclusion of the course.

Graduate credits (3 continuing education credits) may be obtained through our university partner. Learn more about our graduate partners Teachers College of San Joaquin and Gordon College.

Please check in with your school or district to determine what is required for salary points or advancement. Some states require additional proof of completion such as clock hours, contact hours, or credits.