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UDL (Universal Design for Learning) in Action
Start Date/Time:
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 9:00 AM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority

A two-day workshop for K-12 arts, classroom & SPED educators,
administrators & teaching artists
Led by Liz Byron

Registrants are welcome to attend either or both days.
Monday, August 21, 2017
UDL 101

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
UDL in Action

Register 8:45 am, Workshop 9 am - 3 pm
Plymouth State University
2 Pillsbury St., Concord, NH
Professional development credit available

During two days of interactive, practical and thought-provoking workshops, teachers will explore and discuss the three core concepts of UDL and how those concepts manifest themselves in the classroom. The structure and meaning of the UDL Guidelines and Principles are explained using multiple representations. Teachers experience UDL in action during a participatory demonstration lesson. Videos and text of exemplary UDL instruction are shared and reviewed for specific content areas, allowing teachers to personalize their learning to their subject area. Extensive exemplars and UDL tools and resources are provided. Teachers have built-in time to apply their learning to lessons or unit plans.

We encourage those unfamiliar with UDL to attend both days (or Day 1).

Those familiar with UDL are encouraged to attend both days but also welcome to come only for Day 2. Bring a lesson in your grade and subject area that you would like to work on!

DAY 1: UDL 101 - Intro to UDL

Introduction to the theory of UDL
Why teach and plan with UDL?
3 Core Concepts and practical examples of each.
Interactive UDL demo lesson
The structure and meaning of the Guidelines and Principles
Critique a lesson plan using UDL Key Questions
Options for expression: show what you have learned today
How to manage and sustain UDL implementation

DAY 2: UDL in Action - Applying UDL to my instruction

Quick review of UDL theory and a few concrete examples.
Carousel Activity with the guidelines
Breakout session: Teachers review a video of a lesson and critique it for its implementation of UDL. The videos are subject specific. Return and share observations using multiple means for expression.
Interactive exploration of resources and tools to assist with implementing UDL
Applying UDL to your lesson plans: explore lesson plan templates and UDL planning document
Discussion and share of application of UDL
Professional goal setting: What steps will I take to implement UDL this year? Where is my professional learning edge?

The workshops are presented by the Arts Alliance of Northern NH’s Arts in Inclusive Learning program, provided under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with VSA NH, the NH Department of Education, the NH Arts Learning Network and the NH State Council on the Arts..

Cost: $80 for two days, $50 for 1 day, with discounts for Arts Alliance members and teachers from Arts Alliance member schools. All are welcome; partial scholarships are available for those for whom the fee is a hardship. No refunds are available for this program - in the event that the presenter needs to cancel the event, your fee will be refunded.

Please bring your lunch and snacks.

Professional development credit is provided.
About the Presenter:
Liz Byron is the K1-8th Grade Visual Art Teacher at Gardner Pilot Academy, a full-inclusion Boston Public School in Allston, MA. Over the past 8 years, Liz has also taught Middle School Math, Special Education, ESL, and ELA. Liz has co-taught a graduate course at Boston College on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and numerous courses on UDL through Wheelock College and VSA of Massachusetts. She has spoken about UDL at numerous conferences and is continually working to enhance her own instruction by applying UDL. She is currently writing a book on UDL in the visual arts classroom, which will be published by CAST in late 2017. She is a CAST Cadre Member. She graduated from Boston College with a BA in Elementary Education and Studio Art. Liz earned a masters degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education in Arts in Education as well as a masters degree from Lesley University in Special Education Moderate Disabilities.

For more information: To learn more about other workshops and the Arts in Inclusive Learning collaboration, call 323-7302 or email The Arts Alliance is grateful for operating support from the NH State Council on the Arts and the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation.
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