2020-2021 Implementing UDL: Lesson Planning using the UDL Instructional Planning Process

Students in our classrooms have become more and more diverse. They bring a wide variety of learning needs, interests and preferences. We no longer have (if we ever did have) an “average learner” that we can organize instruction around. The promise of a classroom that incorporates the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is to support the learning of all students by providing flexibility in the ways information is presented, knowledge is demonstrated and students are engaged. This session will discuss the need for and importance of UDL. We will explore the three principles of UDL and the UDL framework. Participants will learn how to use a backwards design process that incorporates the critical elements of UDL to improve instructional planning. We will explore a variety of (primarily free) tools and resources that can be made available to ALL students to help them become expert learners - purposeful, motivated, resourceful, knowledgeable, strategic and goal oriented - with a focus on offering options for students to demonstrate their understanding. Participants are asked to bring some lesson plans with them, as time will be provided to apply the UDL instructional planning process and tool/resource options to their own materials. Resources will be provided to help continue their UDL journey. At the end of this session, participants will be able to: Describe the 3 principles of UDL. Identify the components of the UDL instructional planning process. Apply the UDL instructional planning process to create/modify a lesson to support student growth in your classroom. Thoughtfully Incorporate multiple options for action/expression into the lesson. The material in this session is geared toward General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Technology Coaches and Instructional Coaches with a focus on UDL instructional planning in K-12 inclusive classrooms.

Satisfactory Completion: Credit for attending a course is based on your signature on the sign in sheet as well as sign out sheet. Participants are expected to attend the entire session to earn credit. Partial attendance may result in partial or no PD credit. All participants must complete an evaluation of the class within two weeks of the session or final session to be sent a certificate.
Cost Information: Workshop fees are waived for NSSED employees, Member District* employees, and parents of students in our member districts. For individual participants who do not meet the above criteria, this course participation fee is $150.00. All Registration or material fees will be billed directly to the school district that employs the participant after the session is complete or the first session in a series is complete. Individuals are asked to not bring payment to the session.
Cancellations: There is no cancellation fee, though we ask for advanced notice to open the spot for another person. NSSED reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to low enrollment.
Refunds: NSSED does not charge prior to the start of the course. If an individual attends the first day of a learning series but is unable to attend the remaining sessions, the school district that employs the participant is able to designate an alternate person. It is up the individual no longer attending the program to give their replacement the information learned in the first session. *Member Districts include:
    Northbrook 27, Northbrook 28, Sunset Ridge 29, Glenview/Northbrook 30, West Northfield 31, Glenview 34, Glencoe 35, Winnetka 36, Kenilworth 38, Lake Bluff 65, Lake Forest 67, Bannockburn 106, Deerfield 109, North Shore 112, Township HS 113, Lake Forest 115, New Trier 203, Glenbrook 225.

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