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March 21, 2018 3:30 pm
March 21, 2018 5:30 pm
Lindsay Kiraly/ Amanda Beranek
Ext: 2415/ Ext: 2270

This workshop has been cancelled due to low enrollment.

If you are interested in more information on this subject please contact Amanda Beranek (aberanek@nssed.org).


Presenters: Lynda Hartman has an M.A. in Special Education (Learning Disabilities) and an M.L.S. in Assistive Technology (AT). She is an Educator/Consultant on the Integrated Technology Support Team at NSSED. Lynda has taught students across the continuum of environments and age levels. She designed/taught an undergraduate AT class and presents/facilitates workshops on various topics across Illinois and at state/national conferences.

Mary-Kelsey Coletto is an AAC Consultant on the Integrated Technology Support Team at NSSED. She has an M.A. in speech-language pathology and holds her CCC-SLP, state licensure, and PEL. Mary-Kelsey worked in NSSED's Education & Life Skills Program as a staff SLP prior to joining the Integrated Technology Support Team.  

Intended Audience: K-12 General Educators and K-12 Special Educators who have attended an NSSED Universal Design for Learning (UDL) session and anyone who is interested in working in a collaborative environment to modify and/or develop lessons that incorporate the principles of UDL.

Workshop Description: The UDL Design Lab is an flexible, collaborative space where educators can share and network with others. Bring lessons that you want to develop that incorporate the principles of Universal Design for Learning. Bring a problem of practice that you wish to discuss/solve. Brainstorm ways to modify lessons and/or your instructional practice to provide multiple ways to engage students, help students learn content and for students to demonstrate their learning.
Participants can expect conversations, ideas, resources, materials and chocolate!

Learning Objectives: At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to begin or continue to:

  • 1. Apply the UDL instructional planning process to develop instructional lessons that incorporate the principles of Universal Design for Learning
  • 2. Consider multiple ways to engage students in their learning, support student access to content and offer options for students to demonstrate their learning in their lesson planning

Registration: 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm; Session: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

PD Hours: 2.0 Hours


Starting this year, Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is requiring IEIN numbers upon sign in to track your PD hours. NSSED will be complying by having this on the sign in sheets for all PD workshops. If you do not enter your PD hours through ELIS please disregard. 

If you do not know how to find your IEIN number you can find it by logging into the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) - it will be in the upper right corner of the page. This will soon become part of the registration process for future classes, so if you have completed a class with us we should have it on file from here on out.

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