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.
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Tom Thibodeau is the co-author of UDL in the Cloud and currently oversees and provides online professional development courses with Katie Novak. Before working with Novak Education, Tom worked as an assistant provost at the New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, RI for 19 years. As assistant provost, Tom served as the division chair for nine academic departments with 23 degree programs (AS, BS, MS & Doctorate) and over 1,200 students. He also led faculty development, outcomes assessment, and attendance tracking through a team-based approach. As the facilitator of new faculty orientation, Tom stressed the use of UDL, active learning, problem-based learning, and technology-enhanced teaching and learning. He managed the development of NEIT’s first online degree program in Information Technology and implemented a new curriculum mapping process throughout the university. Tom started at NEIT in 1990 as an adjunct instructor in video production and then an assistant professor, department chair, and director of the Center for Distributed Learning and the Faculty Resource Center. He has been working in online learning since 1996.
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.
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 partners. 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 and Teachers College of San Joaquin.