This self-directed 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. Throughout the course, there will be numerous opportunities to experience and practice the principles of UDL.
Dive into UDL, Now!
Dive into the theory and practice of Universal Design for Learning and explore how UDL is used as a framework for inclusive practice that allows for more accessible and equitable learning environments.
Understand what UDL is and how to apply the principles, guidelines, and checkpoints to their teaching practice both in face-to-face sessions and through online learning.
Learn strategies and explore tools and resources to help deliver a universally designed education to learners in all environments.
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.
The fee listed above covers your course registration with Novak Education and the UDL Associate Credential - Level 1 with Learning Designed. 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.
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 university partners. Learn more about our graduate partners: Gordon College and Teachers College of San Joaquin.