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Universal Design for Learning 1: UDL in the Everyday Classroom — UPDATED online PD Module

ataglanceAll students learn differently — not only those with obvious disabilities or cultural differences! The goal of Universal Design for Learning, or UDL, is to ensure equal access to learning by removing the barriers that are often present in curriculum. In this module, participants will explore and apply the three principles of UDL, each of which considers multiple means of teaching and learning. Participants will analyze and adapt lesson plans to address those principles, implement a UDL principle in their classrooms and reflect on the experience, and finally write a lesson plan that incorporates all of the UDL principles. The module will take approximately 12 hours to complete.

This module replaces our previous PD module on Universal Design for Learning. A second, follow-up module is in development.

To register for this free course, follow the instructions below to log into Home Base to self-register for a course.

•           Log in to the NCEES system using your usual PowerSchool log in or the alternate log in https://ncees.homebase.ncpublicschools.gov/alternateLogin.html

•           Click the Professional Development tab.
•           You can search for the course, or list all opportunities to find the course for which you wish to register.
•           Click on the course title, you are then presented with the course screen.  Click on the view button.

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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