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Empowering Educators with UDL: A Coaching Approach

Transform your educational leadership with this comprehensive UDL course, designed for instructional coaches, department heads, and school leaders committed to inclusive learning. Gain the tools, strategies, and coaching techniques to foster collaboration, innovation, and a growth mindset among staff, ensuring sustainable implementation of Universal Design for Learning and maximizing student success.

Transform your educational leadership with universally designed coaching. 

In today's diverse and inclusive educational landscape, effective UDL implementation is more critical than ever. This course is designed specifically for instructional coaches, department heads, and building leaders in schools who are committed to implementing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) across their learning environments in a comprehensive and sustainable way. This course equips leaders with the tools, strategies, and mindset necessary to support transformative change. Participants will develop transformational coaching techniques, empowering them to support teachers in integrating UDL effectively, all while drawing on UDL best practices and data-focused coaching strategies.

Participants will learn how to cultivate a culture of collaboration, experimentation, and innovation, along with fostering a growth mindset among staff to ensure a shared vision and implementation of UDL. Whether you're an instructional coach looking to support individual teachers or a building leader aiming to transform your school's approach to inclusive instruction, this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to support teachers with confidence and make a lasting impact on student learning outcomes.

Due to the popularity of the course, we have opened up another session. One course will be taught by Lisa Bosio and one course will be taught by Pam Tupy

Registration for Fall 2024 is open for the Empowering Educators with UDL Coaching Institute. Learn more and register

At a Glance






MAY 30, 2024 - JUNE 30, 2024



Course Objectives

Develop Transformational Coaching Skills: Understand best practices for coaching teachers in integrating UDL and inclusive practices in sustainable ways. 
Support Sustainable UDL Implementation: Learn how to cultivate a supportive learning environment for teachers where they feel safe to challenge mindsets, take risks, and learn through reflection.
Focus on Outcomes to Drive Improvement: Practice data-driven coaching strategies for continuous improvement.
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About Your Instructor

Lisa Bosio, a passionate educator with more than 20 years experience, has one goal: to equip and empower teachers to invest in and impact the whole child. Lisa has extensive experience as a classroom teacher, master teacher, district instructional coach, and induction mentor. Lisa has also been a Consulting Partner with two universities, Western Governors University and Teachers College of San Joaquin in California, and designs coursework focused on the implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and social emotional learning.


What to Expect

Facilitated Course 

  • Eight online learning modules containing videos, resources, and weekly assignments and/or discussions.
  • 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.
  • There are no book requirements, all materials are linked freely within 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 level professional development 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 for 45 hours 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 level professional development 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. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Have Question? We are here to help.

How do I access my course?
Instructor-led courses are facilitated through the Novak Education instance of Instructure Canvas, located at novakeducation.instructure.com. Note, if you have a Free-for-Teacher or Canvas account with another organization, you will still need to create new login credentials with Novak. Within the week before the course, you will receive an invitation to join the course from Novak Education. If you have not received your email or if you are having trouble accessing you course, email education@novakeducation.com and we will email you a link to access the course.
Do you accept POs?

Yes, if you would like to pay via PO, please register and select the option to "Skip online payment to pay later or pay offline" and email lon@novakeducation.com to request an invoice. Please make sure to reference the course you have registered for. Payments or POs are due before first dates of class.  

What is the difference between a facilitated and a flex-paced course?

A facilitated course is an instructor-led course that takes place with a core group of students over a set period of time. Each week students will complete an assignment and/or participate in a discussion. Students will receive feedback along the way from the subject matter expert facilitator on how to improve the practical application of their learning. Additionally, students will engage with other students in the course - offering the opportunity to connect with varying levels of educators from around the world. 

With a flex-paced course, there is no strict schedule or timeline to follow. You can take the course as quickly or as leisurely as you like based on your schedule. All of the course materials are available at your fingertips from the time of purchase. In order to receive a certificate for the course, you need to complete the course within one year from the time of registration. 
What is a Virtual Institute?

The Virtual Institutes are a cost-effective option for educators to enroll in an open enrollment webinar series focused on how to implement inclusive practices. Each institute consists of eight 1-hr webinars and is accompanied by opportunities to engage with fellow educators who also attend the series. These sessions are best experienced live so we highly recommend that, but we know that is not always possible so recordings and resources will be shared following each session. 

Learn more about the programs here: UDL Learning Institute | MTSS Institute  | Institute for Equity Leadership | Coaching UDL

Do you offer options for our team to facilitate one of your courses?

Indeed! You can run a Novak Education course in your school or district with an in-house facilitator to build your internal capacity. We will provide everything you need to load the course into your own Canvas instance or your Free-for-Teacher account, or give you the content to build the course in a different LMS. Contact lindie@novakeducation.com for pricing and to learn more. 

I am interested in one of your courses, but it doesn't look like there are any open enrollments for the course at this time.

If you are interested in scheduling a course with your group, you can contact us to schedule a 45-hour facilitated online course. Each course is universally designed and instructed by one of our team experts. Each section can accommodate up to 25 educators. Please reach out to lindie@novakeducation to get started. 

If you do not have a group for the course - be sure to check out our open enrollment options for facilitated courses or our selection of self-directed courses that are open year-round. 

What do you offer for certification/options to meet educator professional learning requirements

We are focused on helping educators take their learning to the next step. We offer options for graduate credits, continuing education hours, CTLE (NY), Clock Hours (WA). When scheduling professional learning services, we will discuss what works best for meeting the needs of your educators. 

Can I receive graduate credits for the course?

Absolutely! You can add on graduate credits during the registration process. If you have already enrolled and would like to add on credits, please contact us.

Are the graduate credits accredited?

Indeed! You will have the option to receive your transcript from our university partners. Learn more about our university partners and their corresponding transcript process: 

Are you a CTLE approved sponsor?

Yes, we are a CTLE-approved sponsor! Once you complete the course, email this form with section 1 completed to education@novakeducation.com. Upon receipt and confirmation of course completion, you will receive a completed form for your records within 1-3 business days. 

Do you offer Washington Clock Hours?

Yes! We offer clock hours through a partnership with ESD 112. There is an additional standard fee of $3/credit that is paid directly through PDEnroller. More details on how to submit the course for clock hours can be found under the clock hours section of the course welcome module.