The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Institute: Action & Expression will be held online, December 12-14, 2022. Participants will have the opportunity to work independently, in groups, and one-on-one with UDL coaches from the Accessible Dartmouth Initiative (ADI) to design interventions in one or more courses.
The national organization CAST defines UDL as "an educational approach based on the learning sciences with three primary principles—multiple means of student engagement, multiple means of representation of information, and multiple means of student action and expression." In addition to supporting student learning, UDL benefits instructors by building accessibility into the fabric of a course.
ADI aims to help faculty integrate UDL into their courses to better meet the needs of all students, including neurodiverse students – those who learn differently due to conditions such as ADHD, autism, dyslexia – as well as first-generation college students, international students, English language learners, and students of other marginalized identities.
Institute participants will receive individual coaching to reach their UDL goals, lunch each day of the institute, an invitation to Institute reunion events, recognition of participation on the DCAL website (if desired), and a certificate of completion.
During the institute, you will:
- Design and develop 2 or more course interventions based in the "Multiple Means of Action & Expression" principle of UDL.
- Collaborate with colleagues to refine instructional practices and documents.
- Prepare for the Accessible Dartmouth Initiative Course Grant application process and apply, if interested. (Note: Completion of the institute is part of grant requirements, therefore we highly encourage eligible participants to apply.)
Learn more and apply here by December 2!