Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an educational framework for designing learning environments that meet the needs of all students. In its efforts to share best practices with teachers, teaching artists, and other professionals, VSA New Jersey is offering a new training centered on UDL. Based on recently conducted research into the best strategies for delivering arts education programming to students with profound disabilities and diverse learning styles, this training option will help participants identify and remove barriers from the learning process and deliver universally accessible content and activities. The flexible approach of UDL guides the creation of instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that can be customized and adapted to be universally accessible.
In this training participants will:
• Learn specific strategies that address the challenges inherent in inclusive educational settings and classrooms serving student with diverse learning styles.
• Increase their knowledge of UDL principles and skills for their implementation.
• Enhance their ability to meet needs related to diverse learning styles through innovative methods.
• Explore ways to challenge students appropriately and increase their motivation to learn.
Special Note: This training includes copies of Dauntless Spirit, an original VSA New Jersey guide that details the organization’s research and provides best practices, rubrics, narrative overviews and tips for teachers and practitioners. It also includes a UDL Checklist which details how each of the guidelines for this educational framework can be implemented successfully in the classroom.
Scheduling: This workshop can be scheduled in a variety of formats to meet the needs of your school or community organization. Please contact VSA New Jersey to discuss your specific needs.