T-UDL: Technology & Universal Design for Learning

Professional Development
PDPs: 
22.5
Graduate Credits: 
1

Description

In this online course, we will explore the technology tools that directly support the principles of UDL and help teachers to create engaging and interactive learning environments for all learners, including students with special education needs. By framing the technology you may already have available within the context of UDL, you will learn to use these tools in the classroom to change the way students are engaging with content.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of science-based principles focusing on teaching and learning for students with diverse learning needs. UDL supports teachers in meeting the needs of individual students in their classroom, as noted in the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) and the National Education Technology Plan.

In this course, participants will engage in each of the six weeks with material on each of the three main UDL principles: Engagement; Representation; and Action & Expression. We will spend time exploring the best technology tools for each principle that support flexible, inclusive instruction, and how to use them in your classroom. In addition to the online work, participants are required to attend two live webinars.

Fully online.

CES online course content will enable participants to enter this work from wherever you are on the continuum: at the beginner or experienced level with integrating technology into your diverse classroom. In addition, the online learning format offers high quality professional development that fits into your life - delivered wherever and whenever you are available. 

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers Grades 3-12, and technology directors and specialists

Credits

22.5 PDPs or 1 graduate credit will be awarded to participants upon completion of this training. Graduate credit is available through Fitchburg State University at an additional cost of $220. Graduate credit registration and payment occurs at the first section meeting, and payment can be made by credit card or check at that time. Note that these 15 PDPs will satisfy the SPED-related requirement for recertification.

Availability

Future training dates will be announces here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.

Instructor(s)

  • Suzanne Judson-Whitehouse

    Suzanne Judson-Whitehouse is the Director of Licensure & Credentialing at the Collaborative for Educational Services. Suzanne oversees the Teacher Licensure and Administrative Leadership programs and is part of the CES ISTE Certification Team. She also co-leads the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Team of the Diverse Teacher Workforce Coalition and is Site Coordinator for Reading Recovery in Western Massachusetts. Her interests lie in the fields of blended learning, technology integration in K-12 schools, makerspaces and creativity in education, games and gamification, and adult pedagogy. She has facilitated workshops and professional learning communities in history, literacy, K-12 libraries, and technology integration.

For more information, contact:
Position: 
Events Coordinator
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5981
Email: 
esullivan@collaborative.org

Registration

A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at collaborative.org. You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day. Or for Early Childhood Professional Development information, please call 413.588.5570.