Universal Design for Learning as an Approach for Inclusive Practice
Saturday 22nd May 2021
This seminar provides educators across all educational contexts, the opportunity to develop an understanding of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) though a practical ‘hand-on’ approach. Each collaborative session enables participants to develop current practice and develop strategies for successful implementation.
Session 1 – 9:00 – 11:00
Explore the origins and science behind UDL
Consider diversity and design for learning
Developing practice, the ‘how and why’
Understand the variability of a student and the ‘mythical average’
Session 2 – 11:30 – 1:00
Explore the barriers to learning and consider how to remove through the development of practice.
Consider the application of UDL guidelines for teaching and learning
Create a resource that uses this flexible approach
Session 3 – 1:30 – 3:00
Explore the principles of UDL – Representation, action and expression, engagement
Understand cultural competency and UDL
Develop current practice to utilise elements of UDL framework
Dianne is an independent Educational Consultant providing bespoke education solutions to international schools world-wide. She has many years of consultancy experience in pedagogical leadership, change management and educator training solutions. As a facilitator and designer of professional development for teachers, coordinators and Heads of Schools throughout the world, Dianne has been responsible for the implementation of educational programmes in international schools, introducing new methodologies and technologies. In-school, she was responsible for the management of diverse teams, stakeholder engagement, change management, and training. Specializing in areas such as Inclusive Classrooms and Inquiry-based Learning she can design bespoke PD solutions for a wide range of educational contexts. In addition to her consultancy, Dianne also works for the International Baccalaureate as a Lead Educator, Field Representative and IBEN Workshop Leader.