Join us for the first annual National Symposium on Universal Design for Instruction and Learning.
November 16 - 17, 2018Columbus Learning Center4555 Central Ave.Columbus, IN 47203
Call for Proposals
We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, and brief panel discussions.
The symposium will be comprised of two concurrent tracks, a Higher Education track and a Teacher Education track. We welcome proposals for either or both of the tracks and that align with any of the following themes:
· Universal Design for Instruction
· Universal Design for Learning
· Teaching all Learners
· Transparent Teaching
· Active Learning Environments
· Design Thinking in Teaching and Learning
Dr. Sheryl Burgstahler is the Director of Accessible Technology Services as well as an Affiliate Professor in the College of Education at the University of Washington in Seattle. She has taught online and on-site at K-12 and postsecondary levels and published extensively on topics that include inclusive instructional practices. In this presentation Dr. Burgstahler will share the history and framework of universal design, the many ways it can be applied on campus, and, specifically, strategies that can be used to maximize the learning of all students in a class, including those who have disabilities. She will also share useful resources.
Loui Lord Nelson, Ph.D. is an educational consultant whose work focuses on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). She provides guidance to schools, districts, state and national level personnel, as well as universities around the world interested in implementing UDL. In 2013 she completed a post-doctoral fellowship through CAST (the creators of UDL) and Boston College and continues supporting CAST as a member of their Cadre. While at CAST she wrote the best-selling book Design and Deliver: Planning and Teaching Using Universal Design for Learning which was based on her work as the UDL Coordinator for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation in Columbus, Indiana from 2007 – 2012. Loui received her Ph.D. from the Beach Center on Families at the University of Kansas and is a former special education teacher.