Presenters: Lynda Hartman is the educator/consultant on NSSED's Integrated Technology Support Team. She has an M.A. in Special Education (Learning Disabilities) and an M.L.S. in Assistive Technology (AT). Lynda has taught students across the continuum of environments and age levels. She designed/taught an undergraduate AT class, presents webinars and presents/facilitates workshops on various topics across Illinois and at state/national conferences.
Mary-Kelsey Coletto is an Instructional Coach at NSSED. Previously, she worked in NSSED's Education & Life Skills Program as a staff SLP and as an AAC Coach on the Integrated Technology Support Team. Mary-Kelsey has an M.A. in speech-language pathology and holds her CCC-SLP, state licensure, and PEL.
Intended Audience: K-12 General Educators Instructional Coaches K-12 Special Educators Related Services Staff Participants are strongly encouraged to sign up IN TEAMS containing general education and special education staff.
Activity Description: Have the learners in your classrooms become more diverse? Is your district moving toward or expanding inclusive opportunities for students? Are you co-teaching? Are you wondering how you can support everyone’s learning? During this introductory full day workshop, we will introduce the Principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). We will discuss the need for and importance of UDL and how these principles can support increased student engagement and outcomes. We will explore where you are already incorporating the principles of UDL and where you can make changes in instruction to better support improved student learning outcomes. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring some sample lesson materials with them to analyze and modify.
This is the first of a 3-part series. Participation in the entire series is not required but would be highly beneficial.
Session 1: Friday, October 5, 2018
Session 2: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Session 3: Thursday, February 21, 2019
- Describe the need for and importance of UDL in today’s diverse classrooms
- Explain the three principles of Universal Design for Learning
- Identify where they are currently applying the principles of UDL in their instruction
- Modify existing materials to incorporate the principles of UDLAny person with with a licence through
PD Hours: 5.5 per session
Registration/Coffee: 8:00 am to 8:30 am
Session: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm (One hour lunch - on your own)
Any person with with a licence through Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is required to enter their Illinois Educator Identification Number (IEIN) when registering for this class. You can find your number by logging into the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS)