2014 UDL-IRN Summit

March 6th and 7th in Columbia, Maryland.



What was the 2014 UDL-IRN Summit?

The UDL Implementation Research Network (UDL-IRN) hosted a summit focusing on UDL implementation and associated research on March 6 & 7th, 2014 at the Johns Hopkins University Columbia Campus, Columbia, MD (15-20 minutes from the Baltimore Washington Airport). The intent of this summit was to gather practitioners and researchers to discuss the systematic implementation of UDL in pre-school, K-12, and higher education classrooms. The summit was a unique opportunity to collaborate with a select group of leaders who are actively engaged in UDL implementation efforts.

The 2014 UDL-IRN Summit was Not an Introduction to UDL; It was about the Implementation of UDL.  The 2014 UDL-IRN Summit brought together educators, educational leaders, university personnel, teacher educators, researchers, and educational developers to learn about the emerging practices and innovative work taking place in Universal Design for Learning (UDL).  Different from a large conference, the 2014 Summit was limited to around 100 people.  We believe the size was perfect because it’s large enough to support a diverse range of experiences while being intimate enough to support a very personalized and social experience for participants. The 2-day program included time for experiencing presentations and interacting with recognized leaders and people involved with on-the-ground implementation and research.  Presentations coveredr a range of topics from implementation to research in schools, districts, states/regions, and in university settings.. There was

The purpose of the 2014 UDL-IRN Summit was to:

  • Identify and disseminate models of UDL best practices.
  • Identify and disseminate effective implementation tools. 
  • Support and expand the UDL implementation research base. 
  • Foster increased focus and collaboration around UDL implementation and research. 

Summit Proceedings

In the weeks that follow the Summit, contributing authors will have an opportunity to update and/or expand their contribution to the UDL IRN Summit Proceedings.  An amended version of the UDL-IRN Summit Proceedings will become available.  Thereafter, this product will be available for purchase on the UDL-IRN website. Please check back for further information as it becomes available.

2014 UDL-IRN Summit Location

The 2014 UDL-IRN Summit was held at the Johns Hopkins University Columbia Campus located at 6740 Alexander Bell Drive, Columbia, MD. 21046

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