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Culturally Responsive UDL: A Southwest UDL-IRN Event

Culturally Responsive UDL: A UDL-IRN Regional Event Was a Success!

Thank you to everyone that made this event possible. You can find links to the event schedule and session resources below.

Thank you to our national speakers!

Patti Kelly Ralabate

UDL Implementation Specialist, George Washington University, CAST

Howard Diacon

Principal, Sunflower Elementary School

Bryan Dean

UDL Consultant

A Brief Glance at the Agenda:

We put learners at the center of the educational experience.  This event allowed for the discovery of how the UDL framework can help design culturally responsive learning environments to address the learning needs of students. This special event was sponsored by ESC 19 and the UDL-IRN. With the support of UDL experts and practitioners, individual participants and school teams constructed an effective implementation plan.

Day 1, Monday, November 4th, 2019

Focused on UDL implementation from the perspective of:

  • Next steps for teachers
  • Administration
  • Cultural responsiveness

Other highlights included:

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

Day 2, Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Day two extended day one with a focus on UDL implementation and featured UDL Talks from local practitioners. National facilitators Patti Kelly Ralabate, Howard Diacon, and Bryan Dean, along with regional coaches and national leaders from the UDL-IRN, returned to support attendees with the design of implementation plans. The day’s format was based on:

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

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