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 Great Lakes UDL Experience features national presenters who will focus on UDL and:

-Classroom and Environment Design
-Design to Improve Executive Function
-Culturally Responsive Classroom Design

Featuring National Speakers

David Reid

Principal Architect, Gould Evans, KS

Allison Posey

Curriculum and Design Specialist, CAST, MA

Bryan Dean

Special Populations Consultant, Oakland Schools, MI


Put your learners at the center of the educational experience.  Join us for this two-day celebration of learners in all their diversity. Discover how the UDL framework can help you design flexible learning opportunities and environments to address the cultural and learning needs of your students. You’ll leave armed with proven tools and strategies to support students on their way to becoming expert learners. This special event is sponsored by three Michigan Intermediate School Districts and the UDL-IRN. With the support of UDL experts and practitioners, individual participants and school teams will construct an effective implementation plan. Educators, school leaders, and instructional coaches interested in UDL implementation should attend.


Three areas of focus:

  • Classroom and Environment Design
  • Design to Improve Executive Function
  • Culturally Responsive Classroom Design

Other highlights include:

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


Day two extends day one with a focus on the three topics listed above and will be customized based on attendee needs. National facilitators Bryan Dean, Allison Posey, and David Reid, along with regional coaches and national leaders from the UDL-IRN, 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.
  • Dedicated consultation/coaching and personalized learning for you and your team.


into design practices that support cultural diversity, flexible instruction and student success.


with national experts and your school team to design an implementation action plan for your school or classroom.


with other practitioners to build a Great Lakes Region UDL consortium.

Purchase tickets for the 2018 UDL-IRN Great Lakes Regional Event:

Please direct all questions to McKenzie Nicholis at

Lodging Information

Hyatt Place Detroit/Utica

45400 Park Avenue
Utica, Michigan, USA, 48315
Tel: +1 586 803 0100


Single = $96.00 (plus taxes)
Double = $99.00 (plus taxes)

Group reservation deadline: October 22, 2018


Hotel Features

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free breakfast buffet
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • 24-hour StayFit Gym
  • 24/7 Gallery Market & Menu for dining around the clock
  • Coffee to Cocktails Bar offering Seattle’s Best® espresso roast, premium beers and tasty wines

Reservations: Call 1.888.492.8847 or go online and entering reservation using G-IRNG as the group/corporate number.

Hampton Inn and Suites Detroit/Chesterfield Twp.

45725 Marketplace Blvd,
Chesterfield, Michigan, 48051
Tel: +1 586 948 2300


Standard Room = $99.00 (plus taxes)

Group reservation deadline: October 11, 2018

Hotel Features 

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free breakfast buffet
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Business center
  •  Complimentary coffee and tea in the lobby
  •  24 hours a day

 Individuals can make reservations either directly with the hotel at 586-948-2300, over the phone at 1-800-HAMPTON or online at and entering group code CTW.