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Universal Design for Learning Symposium

During the spring 2016 semester, the Center for Disability Services collaborated with several departments on campus and
sponsored a 4-day Universal Design for Learning (UDL) event for members of our campus community, as well as K-12 educators in the surrounding area.

Keynote

Aisha Haynes, Ed.D.

University of South Carolina / Center for Teaching Excellence

Diversity is the norm. Wherever we go - whatever we do - we are intertwined in diversity. Our students and learning environments are becoming more diverse than ever. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) helps meet the challenge of diversity by suggesting flexible instructional materials, techniques, and strategies that empower educators to meet the varied needs of students. Within this presentation, the following topics are discussed:

  • Importance of creating diverse learning environments
  • Overview of UDL, accessibility and usability
  • Culture changes in higher education
  • Overview of UDL, accessibility and usability strategies 

Keynote Session Presentation from Aisha Hayes video below

 


Session I: The UDL Key Principles 

Aisha Haynes, Ed.D.
University of South Carolina / Center for Teaching Excellence

Universal Design for Learning focuses on 3 key principles: Multiple Means of Representation (the what of learning). Multiple Means of Action and Expression (the how of learning) and Multiple Means of Engagement (the why of learning). Within this session, specific UDL strategies are discussed that can be implemented in a variety of learning environments.

Session 1: UDL Key Principles Video

 


Session II: Implementing UDL: Examples & Insights from Experience

College of Charleston Professors - Panel Presentation

Lancie Affonso, M.S. School of Science and Mathematics / Computer Science
Robin Humphreys, M.S. School of Science and Mathematics / Geology
Cynthia May, Ph.D. School of Humanities and Social Sciences / Psychology

Facilitator: Gina Applebee, Ed.S.

Participants hear about the experiences of several CofC professors who have applied UDL principles to their course design and instruction. 

Session II: Implementing UDL: Examples & Insights from Experience Video

 


Session III: Breaking Down the Perceived Barriers between the Disabled and “Non-Disabled” in our Academic Community

Peter Smith, M.A.
College of Charleston / School of Business / Finance

Session topics include:

  • Breaking down barriers and recognizing misconceptions in our academic community
  • Examining the term “outlier”
  • Tools that enable flexibility in adapting to obstacles
  • Working together 

Session III: Breaking Down Perceived Barriers Video

 

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