UDL Now!

Learn How to Support and Challenge All Students in Inclusive Classrooms.

UDL Now  will provide opportunities for PK-12 practitioners to personalize their UDL implementation experience. This course is modeled after the best-selling book, UDL Now! A Teacher's Guide to Applying Universal Design for Learning in Today's Classrooms. Whether you’re a UDL beginner, or a seasoned veteran, there will be new resources and assignments that will stretch your thinking about what you and your students are capable of as expert learners.

The goal of this course is to give all educators the foundation to be able to proactively design lessons and assessments that support and challenge all students in inclusive classrooms.  Each module will include a variety of materials to increase options for representation and increase engagement throughout the course. Additionally, although educators are required to design and implement a UDL strategy or lesson in each module and reflect on the effectiveness of the strategy, there will be numerous options for action and expression so all course assignments are relevant, authentic, meaningful and aligned to educator practice.

Click the link below to schedule a personalized UDL Now! facilitated online course for your district.

At a Glance

TYPE

INSTRUCTOR-LED

DELIVERY

ASYNCHRONOUS

TIMELINE

CUSTOMIZED FOR YOU

HOURS

45 CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS

CREDITS

3 (FOR ADDITIONAL FEE)

COST

CONTACT US FOR DETAILS

INSTRUCTOR

VARIOUS

Course Objectives

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Understand and be able to incorporate the fundamental concepts of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in the design of standards-based lessons, units, and assessments that consistently engage students in inclusive classrooms.
 
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Create learning experiences that guide students to identify their strengths, interests, and needs; problem-solve; ask for support when appropriate; take academic risks; and challenge themselves to learn.
 
Goals2

Learn how to optimize UDL through tech tools, PLCs, and more!

What to Expect

Facilitated

  • 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.

Prerequisites

  • Course Text: UDL Now! A Teacher’s Guide to Applying Universal Design for Learning in Today’s Classroom by Katie Novak, Ed.D.
  • All other materials are linked freely throughout the course modules.

Pricing Options

Our standard pricing covers your course registration with Novak Educational Consulting. You may also choose to purchase graduate credits and/or clock hours (for Washington State teachers) at the time of registration. For questions regarding group pricing, district-based course options,  or to request a purchase order, contact us.

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. 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 partner. Please check with your school or district to ensure these will satisfy their requirements prior to enrolling. Learn more about our graduate partners Gordon College.