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Digging Deeper Into UDL: Do You Clear Ramps or Shovel Steps?

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This is session one of three for the series titled Transforming Learning Through Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to three continuing education credits

Workshop Description:
Do you clear ramps or shovel steps? Our answer to this question lies in how we recognize and address variability. Join Matt Bergman as he shares strategies for clearing ramps or proactively addressing high probability learning barriers with accessible design. Participants will also dig deeper into the UDL Guidelines to develop a toolbox of ready-to-implement low-tech and high-tech UDL resources and strategies. Special emphasis will be placed on applying the UDL principle “Multiple Means of Representation” and the UDL Progression Rubric. Participants will also have an opportunity to redesign a content-specific lesson, assignment, or assessment that they can immediately use with their students.

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss strategies for applying the UDL principle “Multiple Means of Representation” to present information to students in a way they understand.

  • Examine how the UDL Progression Rubric can be used as a road map to incorporate the principles of UDL into lessons as well as a tool to measure the progress of implementing these principles.

  • Special Technology Instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

    Assessment: Participants will complete an exit ticket to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.


    Status: Available On-Demand
    Subject: Cross-curricular
    Last aired on: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 @ 4:00 PM EDT
    Duration: 1 hour
    Credit Hours: 1
    Categories: Digital Media, Learning Theories & Strategies
    Tags: digital media, learning strategies, UDL

    Reviews (16)

    Basic Member
    Good information!
    thank you
    Full Member
    Wonderful examples of UDL, loved the cartoons!
    Full Member
    Thank you for the road map!
    Basic Member
    Very informative reference UDL. Great examples and resources provided.
    Basic Member
    Fantastic perspectives! Love that you provide accessible resources as well. Thank you!
    Very helpful!
    Full Member
    Very helpful over all.
    Basic Member
    This presentation makes UDL seem more doable and expresses the need we have for it in education.
    Basic Member
    Great presentation and introduction to UDL!
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