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Introduction to Universal Design for Learning

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

The facilitated course Introduction to Universal Design for Learning will provide opportunities for 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.

At a Glance






June 5, 2023 - june 29, 2023








Lisa bosio

Course Objectives

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.
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.

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

Lisa Bosio

About Your Instructor

Lisa Bosio has been a passionate educator for over 20 years with one goal: to equip and empower teachers to invest in and impact the whole child, academically, behaviorally, socially and emotionally. Lisa graduated from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo) and holds a multiple subjects credential with an English Authorization and an M.Ed in Teaching and Curriculum. Lisa has extensive experience as a classroom teacher, master teacher and district instructional coach. Currently, she is a full-time Induction Mentor, supporting and teaching new teachers in the Sylvan Union School District in California. Lisa is also 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. She is also an Adjunct Professor in a teacher preparatory program at the Teachers College of San Joaquin.


What to Expect


  • Eight online learning modules containing videos, resources, and weekly assignments and/or discussions.
  • Four 1 hour synchronous sessions with the instructor and fellow classmates.
  • 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.


Pricing Options

Our standard pricing covers your course registration with Novak Educational Consulting. You may also choose to purchase graduate credits (for professional learning) 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. Continuing Education Graduate 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.