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Intro to UDL

The Why, the What, and the How of Universal Design for Learning

This course will introduce the key concepts of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and give you the knowledge you need to start using UDL in your lesson and assessment design both in the classroom and online. Each module will include a variety of materials to increase options for representation and increase engagement throughout the course. You will dive into the why, the what, and the how of UDL and learn how UDL creates more accessible and equitable learning environments. 

Dive into UDL, Now!  

At a Glance

TYPE

SELF-DIRECTED

DELIVERY

ASYNCHRONOUS

TIMELINE

1-YEAR OF ACCESS

HOURS

10 CONTINUING ED HRS

COST

1-YEAR 

INSTRUCTOR

KATIE NOVAK, ED.D.

ADDITIONAL

OPTION TO RECEIVE 1 GRADUATE CREDIT + 5 ADDITIONAL CONTINUING ED HOURS WITH FINAL PROJECT 

Course Objectives

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Dive into the concepts of learner variability and barriers in education and learn how to design lessons with firm goals and flexible means.

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Understand what UDL is and how to apply the principles, guidelines, and checkpoints to teaching practice to increase accessibility and student outcomes.

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Learn strategies to design learning experiences and explore tools and resources that help deliver a universally designed education to learners.
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About Your Instructor

Katie Novak, Ed.D., is an internationally renowned education consultant, an author, professor at UPenn, and a former Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Massachusetts. Dr. Novak has more than 19 years of experience in teaching and administration, an earned doctorate in curriculum and teaching, and is the author of 9 published books, including the best-selling education book, UDL Now! and Equity By Design with Mirko Chardin.

Katie designs and presents professional learning opportunities both nationally and internationally focusing on implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), inclusive practices, and universally designed leadership. 

 

What to Expect

How the Course Works

  • Start off each module by watching a short video introducing each module and lesson.
  • Dive deeper into the content. Review readings and resources - the key is to self-differentiate. Choose what works best for you and helps you better understand the content and engage with the lesson. 
  • Complete the assessment in each module. These are opportunities to reflect on what you already know or have learned.
  • As you move through the course, we encourage you to take part in the course community discussion board. It offers an opportunity to reflect on your learnings and interact and engage with other posts from fellow educators around the world.
  • Upon course completion, receive your completion certificate for 10 continuing education hours.
  • For those who are taking the course for graduate credit,  you will complete a final project. Upon completion receive an additional certificate for 5 continuing education hours and a transcript from the college of your choice for 1 graduate-level continuing education credit.
  • Course and Final Project Runs on the Thinkific platform.  

Pricing Options

The fee listed above covers your course registration with Novak Education. You may also choose to purchase graduate credits or clock hours (for Washington State teachers) at the time of registration. Group discounts available, contact us for details.

Course Certificates & Transcripts

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 (1 continuing education credit) may be obtained through our university partners. Learn more about our graduate partners: Gordon College and Teachers College of San Joaquin.

 

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