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: Are your students learning what you are trying to teach them? Are your lessons meeting the needs of your diverse learners? In the second of the 3-part series on using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to support student learning in today’s diverse classrooms, you will learn how to use a backwards design process that incorporates the critical elements of UDL to improve instructional planning. During this hands-on training, you will analyze your current lesson planning process and assessment procedures and modify these as needed to better support student growth. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring some lesson plans with them to analyze and modify.
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
- Identify the components of the UDL instructional planning process
- Locate the components of the UDL instructional planning process in a sample lesson
- Create/modify a lesson to support student growth in diverse classrooms
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)