UDL for Equity
Learn how to create a universally designed and equitable learning environment for all students.
In this course, we will focus on the connection between UDL and social justice, culturally sustaining pedagogy, impact over intentions, disproportionality, and integrative comprehensive systems. Discussions will focus on identifying and eliminating systemic barriers that result in systems that don’t work for all students, especially those who are culturally and linguistically diverse.
As a result of completing this course, participants will:
- Understand what it means to be an expert teacher by incorporating social justice practices, culturally sustaining pedagogies and trauma-informed practices into universal design.
- Learn how to universally design instruction that honors the experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse students while resulting in desired academic impact.
- Design improvement targets and data sets using UDL best practices to improve your teaching in quantifiable ways.
How the Course Works
- Eight asynchronous online learning modules containing videos, resources, and weekly assignments and/or discussions.
- Weekly synchronous 1 hour sessions with the course instructor and your fellow classmates.
- Direct interaction and feedback from your instructor and the opportunity to build community with your classmates through course discussion boards.
- Lots of options and choices - UDL is at the foundation of everything we do.
- Participants will be expected to pass in work by the due date, but will also be given the opportunity to revise and improve upon their work (just as students in their class should be given the same respect using the UDL framework).
- All assignments can be resubmitted for feedback and grading up until the last day of the course.
- Ashley Thibodeau