Universal Design Language (UDL) is a framework for inclusive education that aims to lower barriers to learning and to optimize each individual's opportunity to learn. This self-directed course will help you incorporate UDL into your Middle School Math lessons and assessments both in the classroom and online.
You will learn how UDL creates accessible and equitable learning environments with a flexible mathematics curriculum that is relevant, authentic, and meaningful for both you and your students! Each module presents a variety of ideas, self-reflection opportunities, and resources that illustrate how to apply UDL to your math design and instruction and provide you with multiple means of engagement throughout the course!
We all have different positions, come from different places, and have different strengths and weaknesses. The pandemic accentuated barriers and inconsistencies in our educational system. It is so important we all share and grow from our experiences implementing in-person, hybrid, and remote learning as these interaction techniques are here to stay. Regardless of the platform, this course is about helping you to personalize your mathematics teaching journey with UDL in all learning environments so you can personalize the journey for your students!
Remember, we are all “math people!”
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Jeanne Lazzarini is an acclaimed Master Math Educator, Published Author, Presenter, Teacher Trainer, and an admired promoter of engaging mathematics for all. For over 30 years, her proven abilities in creating engaging learning applications and integrating a wide range of topics with mathematics has inspired hundreds of students from all grade levels. Jeanne has a B.S. in Math from Santa Clara University, and a Masters in Math Education from UC Davis.
Beyond her experience teaching, Jeanne has taught satellite tracking courses in the Blue Cube at Moffett Air Force Base, for 9 years was the Math Training Specialist at the RAFT, and has served as the Program Specialist for the American Institute of Mathematics for the past 3 years.
Jeanne has a zest for creative innovation, loves combining math with all subjects, collaborating with teachers and students, and discovering equitable techniques that bring out the passion for learning in everyone!
There are no prerequisites or required texts for this course. All materials are linked freely within the modules.
We recommend a 101 knowledge of the UDL framework. Recommended options include:
Our standard and group pricing covers your course registration with Novak Educational Consulting, Inc. only. You may also choose to purchase graduate credits and/or clock hours (for Washington State teachers) at the time of registration. For questions regarding pricing or to request a purchase order, contact us.
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 through our accredited university partners. Learn more about our graduate partners: Gordon College and Teachers College of San Joaquin.