How do we more intentionally consider reaching and supporting our diverse student body through the teaching and learning experiences we design and deliver? How might we reframe the conversation around accessibility to one of inclusivity and equity? Universal Design for Learning (UDL) offers guidance.
The Center for Faculty Excellence has chosen Thomas J. Tobin and Kirsten T. Behling’s Reach Everyone Teach Everyone (2018) as this year’s book selection in efforts to approach these questions. Using the book as a starting point, faculty and instructors are invited to participate in a series of learning labs throughout the academic year.
Labs will use elements from the book and from UDL Guidelines to demonstrate how to create more inclusive learning experiences. Participants will strategize with colleagues on how they might make small adaptations to meet the diverse needs of students. Digital Learning team members and Center for Faculty Excellence staff as well as resources from the Accessibility Services Center will demonstrate and guide participants in the implementation of those strategies into the design of learning experiences.
Sessions will be held online via Zoom.
A limited number of complimentary copies of the book are available on a first-come, first-served basis to those who register for this series. Books will be distributed via campus mail after the first session.
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