Current and Upcoming Offerings

Universal Design for Learning: Exploring the Framework blended  course was designed to engage participants in an exploration of the foundations of Universal Design for Learning. Focusing on the core concepts of UDL, participants will engage in both asynchronous, self-paced learning and synchronous learning sessions to explore how the UDL framework supports educators to design equitable and accessible learning experiences for all learners. 

This course was designed as a blended course option, with both asynchronous and synchronous components. Facilitator feedback will be provided to asynchronous work. Participants will complete the course in the online platform, Thinkific.

Synchronous Learning Sessions: 

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST (Zoom)

 

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Wednesday, May 11, 2022  

If you are interested in learning more or registering, please click here.

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people meeting about design

The Introduction to Universal Design for Learning course was designed to engage participants in an exploration of the foundations of Universal Design for Learning. Focusing on the three principles and core concepts of UDL, participants will engage in discussions, reflections, and activities that allow them to explore the UDL framework to design equitable and accessible learning experiences for all learners.

This course was designed as a self-paced, asynchronous course with facilitator feedback. Participants will complete the course in the online platform, Thinkific.

If you are interested in learning more or registering, please click here.

Through this unique learning experience, you will gain familiarity with Universal Design for Learning through an experience at Evansburg State Park.

This session strives to support participants with developing a UDL mindset, explore how place is connected to intention, make connections with UDL based on your individual role, all while having fun! In true UDL fashion, we will have multiple hiking paths that will allow all learners to engage in the day.

This session has been designed to give participants options to engage in the day’s learning. Participants will choose to attend one of three sessions:

– AM Session- 8:30am-11:30am
– PM Session- 12:30pm-3:30pm
– After School Session- 4:00pm-6:00pm

If you are interested in learning more or registering, please click here.

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people meeting about design

  Join us in a collaborative virtual space to learn and connect with like-minded influencers of professional development across the state and beyond.

Audience:  Influencer in Professional Development (Administrator, Coach, Teacher Leader, Professional Developer, etc.)

Dates: August 3, 2022, October 19, 2022, January 11, 2023, & May 17, 2023 

Morning (9:00 am – 12:00 pm EST): Learning

UDLPartners will provide learning around crafting professional development opportunities utilizing a UDL mindset.  The sessions will evolve based on the needs of the group.

Afternoon (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST): Connecting

Want to hear what others are doing around professional learning as it relates to UDL?  Where are others finding success?  What lessons have been learned?  Come collaborate and share your ideas, resources, and experiences with others in the UDL Ambassadors PLN.

Join us for the morning, the afternoon, or for both!  To register, please click here and use the term search term ‘Ambassadors’ to pull up the various options.

2022-2023 Offerings:
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UDL

Learning Community

UDL Learning Community

Universal Design for Learning creates a culture of expert partners, which in turn creates a community of practitioners. MCIU is committed to provide a variety of offerings that remove barriers and provide multiple entry points for our participants to become knowledgeable, motivated, and goal-directed expert learners to create equitable classrooms that support all learners. We invite participants to be a part of a cycle to deepen understanding about Universal Design for Learning, apply practice, and gain feedback from a professional community of learners. This community will provide the opportunity to engage and be supported in the implementation of Universal Design for Learning practices with colleagues from around the county.

Components of the exploration community will include: virtual experiences with MCIU and Cabrini University staff  and opportunities for classroom or school consults.

Participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of UDL theory and its application in the classroom
  • Apply foundational concepts of UDL to instructional design.
  • Create scaffolds and resources to support the UDL guidelines.
  • Explore how to implement UDL concepts in lesson design and classroom structures.
  • Design, implement, and reflect on UDL lessons.

I loved having choice of sessions during this PLC to move my learning forward.

I really enjoyed the collaboration piece with colleagues and teachers from other districts.

I enjoyed the options that the team provided and the opportunity to work with other educators from other schools.

I’m learning and growing thanks to you!