This year's Learning & Teaching Symposium will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Learn more here.

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

An interactive keynote will introduce 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, May 22, 2024
John R. Yurtchuk Student Center Social Room
10:30am - 12:45pm
  • Opening remarks by Provost M. Brogan
  • Session with product expert from Anthology
  • Lunch
12:45pm - 5:00pm
  • Keynote workshop
  • Breakout sessions
  • Happy Hour