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.
Bryan Dean, Ph.D.
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:45pm
Bryan Dean is an instructional and learner experience designer, UDL coach and educational systems analyst for a large intermediate school district in Michigan. Bryan has worked in the fields of alternative education, in large urban high schools, and n juvenile adjudication. His current projects include: MTSS Implementation, Alternative Education reform, New Teacher Induction, UDL, Learner Experience Design, Specially Designed Instruction, and online curriculum construction. Bryan is a member of the UDL-IRN Board of Directors, a CAST PL Cadre member, a co-moderator for the twitter based #udlchat, and a Project Zero Institute Facilitator. It has become Bryan’s mission to bring equitable and sustainable change to educational systems through disruptive design.
Loui Lord Nelson, Ph.D.
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 8:30am
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.
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 12:45pm
Joni Degner is a member of the CAST Professional Learning Cadre and a full time UDL facilitator for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC) in Columbus, Indiana, a district nationally recognized for UDL practices and implementation. In her role as a UDL facilitator, she designs professional learning in Universal Design for Learning, Cultural Responsiveness, and Developmental Assets and Relationships for teachers and educational leaders. Joni works shoulder-to-shoulder with learners to deepen their UDL knowledge and implementation. She is a recognized international expert in Universal Design for Learning and leads conferences and workshops that focus on implementation of Universal Design for Learning for schools, districts, and institutions of opportunity.
Session 1 TBA Speaker: Sheryl Burghstahler
Session 2 Why, What, & How: Using UDL in Course Materials to Enhance Learner Experience Speakers: Tara McCoy and Jessica Bishop Spring Arbor University
Session 3 Finding our “Why”: One District’s UDL Journey Speakers: Rebekah Bell and Tyler Keener Wooster City Schools, Wooster, OH
Session 4 How to present options for grades 7-12 without it becoming one more thing, or “I’m a Science Teacher, not a Tech Teacher!” Speaker: Sandi Smith PATINS Project
Session 6 Utilizing Technology to Break Down Barriers for Students Speakers: Nick Williams and Brenny Kummer Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation, Columbus, IN
Session 7 Show Me What You Know Speaker: David Becker Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN
Session 8 The Classroom-based Active Learning Ecosystem: Supporting Design Thinking in the Business Classroom Speaker: Kevin Jones Indiana University Purdue University, Columbus, IN
Session 9 TBA Speakers: Erin Garriott and Kelley Schreiner Butler University
Session 10 Power of Engagement: Tools to Excite Any Learner Speakers: Brenny Kummer and Nick William Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation, Columbus, IN
Session 11 UDL + PBL = A Perfect Match Speaker: Jean Lee University of Indianapolis
Session 12 Teaching all Learners?: Interrogating educational case studies with Universal Design for Learning and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies Speaker: Brooke Harris Garard Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Session 13 TBA Speaker: Louis Lord Nelson
Session 14 eLearning Speaker: Corie Williams, UDL Facilitator Bartholomew Consolidated School System, Columbus, IN
Session 15 UDL and the Pre-Service Teacher: Ten Tips for Teacher Educators Speaker: Susan Shapiro CAST
Session 16 The Idea of Knowing Who You Are Through Reflection & Connection Speaker: James Etta Goodloe Education Consultant
Session 17 Optimizing Challenge Speaker: Kelley Culp Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation, Columbus, IN
Session 18 TBA Speaker: Tracy Birdwell Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Session 19 Social Studies in Action Speaker: Dava Roth Hanover College
Session 20 Accessible Learning for ALL Students Speaker: Kelly Suding Patins Project
Session 21 Just UDL it! Speaker: Kelley Culp Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation, Columbus, IN
Session 22 The Idea of Knowing Who You Are Through Reflection & Connection Speaker: James Etta Goodloe Education Consultant
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