Universal Design for Learning Workshop

Thursday, April 6th 2017 | 9:30-2 in Fromm Hall rooms Maier 110, Broad 111, and Berman 115

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About the Workshop

What is universal design for learning and why do you need to know? Join the CTE Faculty Learning Community on Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning for a half-day workshop focused on the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and explore ways to teach effectively to a broad audience of students. The day will include a keynote from Dr. Beth Myers, Executive Director of the Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education at Syracuse University, and breakout sessions, catered lunch, and a resource fair.

This is a scent/fragrance free event for those with chemical sensitivities. Faculty are welcome to attend the entire day or for a selected portion. Please contact Katie Hoffman, CTE Program Assistant or Emily Nusbaum, FLC Facilitator with additional questions.

The Schedule

  • 9:30 - coffee/reception
  • 10 - opening and keynote
  • 11 - breakout session one (see options below)
  • 12 - lunch, resource fair, Q/A with keynote speaker via Zoom
  • 1 - breakout session two (see options below)

Breakout Sessions

In each breakout session there are three options. Attendees can go to one of them during the first breakout session and then choose a different one in the second breakout session. The three breakouts are:

  • Creating Instructional Materials for All Users with Nicole Caudro and Angie Portacio

  • Rethinking Student Assessment via UDL with Scott Kupferman

  • Beyond Compliance: A Roundtable Conversation with Emily A. Nusbaum and Tom Merrell: This roundtable conversation will focus on supports and structures faculty and staff need to use principles of UDL and develop a culture of access at USF.

Keynote "Teaching All Students: Universal Design for Learning in the College Classroom"

This presentation will introduce key concepts from Universal Design for Learning and its application on a college campus. Faculty will come away with UDL strategies that they can immediately incorporate into their classes to increase accessibility for all students.

Presenter: Beth A. Myers, Ed.D. Dr. Beth Myers is the Executive Director of the Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education at Syracuse University. She is also The Lawrence B. Taishoff Professor of Inclusive Education, teaching in the Inclusive Elementary and Special Education Program. Beth holds degrees in elementary education, special education, and literacy from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and her doctorate from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Myers taught in the Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania and helped to create a best-practice inclusive program there. Beth holds a dual appointment with the Kelberman Center for Autism Services as Director of Special Projects. She has provided school consultations for students and staff development to over 60 school districts. Additionally, Professor Myers has been the faculty liaison to the Syracuse City School District for the SUITR Program, a Masters Residency program in urban special education.

Special Notes

This is a scent/fragrance-free event for those with chemical sensitivities. USF is committed to making its events accessible and inclusive. All participants are welcome. If you anticipate needing an accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact (name and contact info) in advance of your participation by emailing cte@usfca.edu.

This event is brought to you by the Faculty Learning Community on Accessible Pedagogy and UDL with support from The Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence and Gleeson Library and Geschke Center.