UDL-IRN Network and Learn Series
Upcoming Events from the UDL-IRN Network and Learn Series
Can Educators Afford to Ignore Executive Function? Developing Expert Learners and UDL
January 25, 2018 at 8:00pm ET
What do you consider to be the ultimate goal in education? For educators who embrace the UDL framework, it’s developing learners who are resourceful, knowledgeable, strategic, goal-directed, purposeful and motivated, or expert learners. But what does it take to ensure that all learners become expert learners? And what’s at stake if we don’t? Join the IRN and a panel of UDL and executive function experts as we explore the benefits of addressing executive function and expert learning within the UDL framework.
Alexis Reid, Director of Learning-Based Services, Boston Child Study Center
Lisa Carey, Senior Education Consultant, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Dr. Lisa Jacobson, Faculty Neuropsychologist, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Some Past Events from the UDL-IRN Network and Learn SerieS
where in the world is udl?
Panel: Chrissie Butler, Inclusive Education/Universal Design for Learning Consultant and Accredited Facilitator, CORE Education
Jennifer Katz, Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
This webinar explores different aspects of UDL from the perspectives of Chrissie Butler with CORE Education LLC (New Zealand) and Jennifer Katz with The University of British Columbia (Canada) and developer of the Three Block Model of Universal Design for Learning. Listen in on insightful conversations pertaining to the successful implementation of UDL in classrooms around the world.
Took place: December 5th, 2017
Stimulating UDL in EdTech and Curriculum Products
UDL isn’t just for educators. With an emphasis on proactive, iterative design to meaningfully address learner variability, EdTech and Curriculum Developers need to adopt and implement UDL into their product design. When designed well, these products can be great enablers and equalizers for all learners. To reduce the barriers for all learners, we need EdTech and Curriculum Products that demonstrate a strong understanding and adherence to the UDL Principles. The UDL-IRN’s EdTech Industry Committee has been working hard on these goals. This webinar reviews progress on two exciting projects that promote tools for increasing awareness, adoption and implementation of UDL within the industry.
Panel: Sandra Earl, Technical Product Manager, Desire2Learn (D2L); David (“Dock”) Dockterman, Lecturer at Harvard University Graduate School of Education and former Chief Architect, Learning Sciences, HMH; Steve Nordmark, UDL-IRN COO & EdTech Industry Committee Chair, and Technical Assistance Specialist for CAST's AEM Center.
Took place: October 19th, 2017
Ask me anything with Dr. James Basham
If you missed out on September's Network & Learn - not to worry - watch Ask Me Anything with Dr. James Basham here! Dr. James Basham is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the UDL-IRN and an associate professor at the University of Kansas. His research is focused on learner-centered design, innovation, instruction, and technology in modern learning environments. Watch as Dr. Basham answers important questions about the issues facing educators in the 21st century, including the status of UDL across the world and at the IRN.
Took place: September 21, 2017
Dialogue about design
As summer closes and your mind turns toward a new school year, join the UDL-IRN as we discuss DESIGN. The IRN is pleased to welcome two innovative guests as we discuss everything from environmental design to learning design. Kim Ducharme, the Director of Educational User Experience Design at CAST, uses Design Thinking to spur innovation and lead the creative process from brainstorming through prototyping to product launch. Tanya Leon is a classroom practitioner teaching middle school ELA in Fraser Public Schools in Michigan. Hear how she used design thinking and the UDL framework to create a student centered learning space.
Took place: August 17th, 2017
TECHNOLOGY AND UDL: BEYOND THE CONTROVERSY
Is technology central to the foundations of UDL? Can the UDL framework stand as a pedagogical framework without technology? How far into the margins can we reach without the use of digital technology to provide access for all? The UDL-IRN and a panel of UDL leaders debates these questions and more regarding the role of technology in UDL.
Panel: Dr. James Basham, Associate Professor, University of Kansas, UDL-IRN CEO; Matt Bergman, Learning Technologies Specialist, Milton Hershey School, Hershey, PA; Dr. Kathy Howery, Consultant, kATe Consulting, Alberta, Canada; Dr. Matt Marino, Associate Professor, University of Central Florida, UDL-IRN Leadership Team
Took Place: May 24, 2017
Ask Me Anything with Kathleen McClaskey, Personalized Learning
The IRN's Bryan Dean sits down with Kathleen McClaskey, CEO and Co-Founder of Personalize Learning, LLC, and co-author of bestseller, Make Learning Personal (2014) and How to Personalize Learning (2016).
Took Place: March 8, 2017
The Relationship between UDL and Inclusive Practices for Individuals with Severe Intellectual Disability
A discussion on the relationship between UDL implementation and inclusive practices. A distinguished panel of experts on individuals with severe intellectual disability, Drs. Dymond, Thoma, and Wehmeyer share their insights and answer questions.
Special Guest Panel:
Dr. Stacy K. Dymond, Professor, Department of Special Education, University of Illinois; Dr. Colleen Thoma, Department Chair, Counseling and Special Education, Virginia Commonwealth University and Dr. Michael Wehmeyer, Professor of Special Education, University of Kansas, Director and Senior Scientist, Beach Center on Disability
Took Place: Feb 21, 2017
UDL Leaders' Shout out
Top leaders of UDL-IRN talk about what we're up to in 2017. From the upcoming Summit 2017 in March 29-31 in Orlando, to UDL credentials and certifications, it is looking like a busy and constructive year.
UDL - Leadership Lessons for Growing District Capacity
Panelists: Carrie Wozniak, Assistant Superintendent of Fraser Public Schools and Dr. George Van Horn, Special Education Director of Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation
Took Place: November 15, 2016
"Ask Me Anything!" featuring David Rose
Moderated by Bryan Dean and Sue Harden
Took Place: October 9, 2016 at 8pmET
The UDL Research Base: Current Trends and Implications
Panelists: Sean Smith, Alisa Lowrey, Kavita Rao, Brian Wojcik, and Jim Gardner
Took Place: September 12, 2016 at 8pm ET
Learning is Emotional SEL and UDL, the Connection
Panelists: Bryan Dean, Mindy Johnson, Allison Posey, Alexis Reid
Took Place: August 25, 2016 at 8pm ET
Summit 2016 Roundtable
Took Place: Spring 2016
All Means ALL: Including Students with Intensive Support Needs Using the UDL Framework
Took Place: January 7, 2016 at 8pm ET
Creating a Space to Think Together: Building UDL Design Lab
Took Place: December 3, 2015 at 8:00PM ET
Focusing on the "R" in the UDL-IRN: A Look at UDL Research
Took Place: October 14, 2015 at 8:00PM ET
Designing for Culture and Environment
Took Place: September 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm ET