Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Universal Design for're invited!

We've been busy in the Butler Online department gearing up for a slew of super-great workshops for YOU, our faculty! Whether you teach face-to-face, online, full-time or adjunct, these workshops are for you! So watch for more information on the upcoming workshops presented by Butler Online! Or check out our online workshop schedule!

We drew straws and I won, so my workshop is first! I'm excited to present Universal Design for Learning on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 10-12.

UDL is is a set of principles that guide us as we design our course, create the materials and deliver the content so all individuals have equal opportunities to learn. If you incorporate some of the UDL practices in your classroom, you will make learning easier for students with disabilities, foreign students, nontraditional students, ESL students, students whose learning style doesn't exactly match your teaching style...basically everyone benefits from UDL in the classroom! It's about removing the unintentional barriers that make learning more challenging and recognizing that we can teach the material in a way that allows the student to learn in the way that works best for them, we can motivate them by engaging them in a manner that suits their needs, and we can offer varied methods for them to express their new knowledge.

We all want to help our students succeed, and UDL is a cornerstone to that success. We will be discussing the UDL methodologies, how we can address them in the classroom and checking out some cool tools you can incorporate along the way.

Please join us for this (and all the others as they become available) workshop! We'd love to have you! And for more information or to register for the workshops, contact Tara Canfield @ or 218-6376.

1 comment:

Catherine Zoerb said...

Woo hoo! I will be there.