Join your colleagues from around the region to explore how Universal Design for Learning can help you create a welcoming, responsive, student-centered classroom that cultivates expert learners. This year the event features national presenters who will focus on UDL as it pertains to:

  • UDL and Performance Assessments
  • Space and environment design
  • Executive function 

Day one will be a day of featured speaker presentations, breakout sessions, panels, and networking to support your understanding of UDL as it pertains to these three topics. Day two will be a deeper dive into the content and give you the opportunity to meet with experts to help you develop your personal implementation plans.

Featuring National Speakers

Kate Edgren

UDL Facilitator, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation

Bryan Dean

UDL Consultant

Joni Degner

UDL Facilitator, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation

A Brief Glance at the Agenda:

We put learners at the center of the educational experience.  This event allows for the discovery of how the UDL framework can help design flexible learning opportunities and environments to address the cultural and learning needs of students. This special event is sponsored by Macomb ISD and the UDL-IRN. With the support of UDL experts and practitioners, individual participants and school teams will construct an effective implementation plan. 

DAY 1, MONDAY, OCTOBER 21st, 2019

Focus on UDL implementation from the perspective of:

  • UDL and Performance Assessments
  • Space and environment design
  • Executive function

Other highlights include:

  • Breakout and small group sessions with national speakers, implementers from the state of Michigan
  • Educator resources

DAY 2, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, 2019

Day two extends day one with a focus on UDL implementation and will feature UDL Talks from local practitioners. National facilitators Bryan Dean, Joni Degner, and Kate Edgren, along with regional coaches and national leaders from the UDL-IRN, will return to support attendees with the design of implementation plans. The day’s format will be based on:

  • UDL implementation tools and resources for attendees.
  • UDL planning: Work with national and regional leaders to design your team’s action plan.

Purchase tickets for the 2019 UDL-IRN Great Lakes Regional Event:

Please direct all questions to McKenzie Nicholis at
If you would like to purchase tickets via PO, please email McKenzie Nicholis at


Hampton Inn & Suites Detroit/Chesterfield

45725 Marketplace Blvd.
Chesterfield, Michigan, 48051

Phone: (586) 948-2300

Group Booking Code: ISD

Hyatt Place Detroit/Utica

45400 Park Ave.
Utica, MI 48315

Phone: (586) 803-0100 ext. 0

Group code: G-MUIG or
Block name: MISD UDL IRN Group

Deadline: September 29, 2019