Alphabet Soup Pt. 1: The U’s (UDL & UBD)

Education is filled with acronyms and frameworks that are intended to help educators and leaders provide the best learning experiences possible.  As a result, these tools and processes can have a language all their own and can be confusing for those who do not engage with them on a daily basis.  Enter “Alphabet Soup,” an ongoing mini-series dedicated to explaining and unpacking educational language and frameworks in a succinct and meaningful way.  The OPL podcast kicks off this new series with “The U’s,” a discussion about two separate frameworks rooted in instructional “Design.”

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Brandon Langer serves as the Program Administrator of Instructional Technology at MCIU where he oversees the Montgomery Virtual Program and supports the integration of instructional technology in the Office of Professional Learning. As a former teacher and an instructional coach, Brandon has conducted numerous professional development sessions centered around technology applications and integrating student-centered instruction into the classroom. He has also worked closely with fine and performing arts teachers throughout the northeast to create and advocate for arts programs and modernize arts assessment practices. His passion for student success is grounded in his belief that teachers, not the computer, are the most powerful asset in the classroom today.

Brandon is the host of the OPL Podcast from MCIU and has earned a Bachelor of Music in Education from the University of Delaware and a Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Arkansas State University. He is a regular participant in many online PLN Twitter chats and can be followed @BrandonLanger.