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Setting Teachers and Students up for Success through Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

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November 1, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Upon registration, you will then receive a Zoom meeting invite to connect to the webinar prior to the event. The session will be recorded and available for review for all registered attendees.t

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Join NYSCATE Corporate Council member D2L on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, for this engaging hour-long webinar on how to effectively implement the UDL design principle.

Today’s classrooms hold increased promise for effective blending of technology when educators have the necessary methods and tools for success. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides a research-based, practices framework for teachers to enhance curriculum and instruction, extend student choices and personalize their learning experience. Join our panel of experts and practitioners to learn how to support your schools and educators in their understanding and application of UDL. Learn how teachers can use UDL-based practices to more easily provide multiple means for students to access lessons, engage in the learning process and demonstrate their knowledge. By combining practices designed for students with disabilities with those UDL design principles, teachers gain the “curb-cut advantage” to better enable learner agency, differentiated instruction, and authentic assessment for all students.

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Join Sambhavi Chandrashekar, Ph.D., Global Accessibility Lead, D2L, Jennifer Harriton-Wilson, Ed.D., Education Technology Coordinator, Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, and Annie Schuerman, Account Executive, D2L, as we gain a better understanding of universal design for learning (UDL) goals, definitions, and principles.  Attendees of this webinar will also learn how to recognize how UDL can support student agency, inclusion, authentic assessment, and differentiated instruction to foster learning that is more accessible and personalized as well as identify tools and methods for applying UDL to design/modify curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

Audiences:  School, District, and BOCES Administrators, Principals, Curriculum & Instruction Coordinators, Instructional Technology Coaches,  Teachers

Sambhavi Chandrashekar, Ph.D., Global Accessibility Lead, D2L

Dr. Sambhavi "Sam" Chandrashekar is the Global Accessibility Lead at D2L corporation. She has a Ph.D. in Information Studies from the University of Toronto, and an M.Sc. in Human-Computer Interaction from University College London. Sam holds adjunct/associate professor positions with OCAD University, York University, University College Dublin, and the University of Toronto. She has over 15 years of cross-sector experience in accessibility practice across academic, non-profit, and commercial sectors, and brings unique and practical perspectives to inclusive teaching and learning.

Jennifer Harriton-Wilson, Ed.D., Education Technology Coordinator, Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES

Dr. Jennifer Harriton-Wilson is a strong advocate of using technology to help shape and sharpen pedagogical practices. An educator for over 25 years, she blends research and practice together in an effort to leverage technology to improve learning outcomes. She is currently the Education Technology Coordinator at PNWBOCES and is eager to learn from others.

Annie Schuerman, Account Executive, D2L

Annie Schuerman has over a decade of experience in education. She earned her master's degree in School Counseling from Johns Hopkins in 2013 and worked for several years as a junior high and high school counselor in Maryland and Ohio. In 2016, Annie transitioned to the other side of the desk and has been working in Ed Tech ever since with roles in both Higher Ed and K12. She currently is a Senior Sales Executive with D2L.

Upon registration, you will receive a Zoom meeting invite to connect to the webinar before the event.  The session will be recorded and available for review for all registered attendees.

If you have any questions about the webinar, please email Sean McDonough at smcdonough@nyscate.org.