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:

  • Implementation and Next Steps
  • Administration/Leadership 
  • Cultural Responsiveness

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

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 allows 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 is sponsored by ESC 19 and the UDL-IRN. With the support of UDL experts and practitioners, individual participants and school teams will construct an effective implementation plan.


Focus on UDL implementation from the perspective of:

  • Next steps for teachers
  • Administration
  • Cultural responsiveness

Other highlights include:

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


Day two extends day one with a focus on UDL implementation and will feature 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, 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.

View the Event Flyer


Radisson El Paso Airport

1770 Airway Blvd
El Paso, TX  79925

Phone: (915) 772-3333

Group Booking Code: Region 19 UDL ($96/night with breakfast)

Deadline: October 14th, 2019

Hawthorn Suites

6789 Boeing Drive
El Paso, TX  79925

Phone: (915) 778-6789

Group code: Region 19 UDL ($60/night with breakfast)