This year's Learning & Teaching Symposium has been postponed due to the weather. A new date will be announced ASAP.

Designing for All Learners: UDL Strategies for Success 

Featuring keynote speaker Kirsten Behling, MA , Associate Dean of the Student Accessibility and Academic Resource (StAAR) Center at Tufts University

Universal Design for Learning: Adding to the Faculty Toolkit

We will begin with an interactive keynote that introduces the concept of UDL as a pedagogical approach to supporting students and their diverse learning abilities. You will learn about the transition of UDL from brain-based research to its practical application in college classrooms. Objectives for the keynote include: 

  • Understanding the importance of access for all
  • Acknowledging and appreciating the diversity of learners in our classroom
  • Thinking through our legal obligations as educators
  • Learning about the UDL framework in detail
  • Celebrating what faculty are already doing
  • Sharing best practices for UDL implementation

Following the keynote will be a hands-on workshop for faculty seeking to make a UDL change immediately to their course, while also identifying longer-term UDL strategies designed.

Wednesday, January 17
9:00am - 12:45pm (John R. Yurtchuk Student Center)
  • Coffee & Welcome
  • Keynote presentation
  • Workshops & lunch
  • Staff- & faculty-led breakout sessions