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Thursday, March 30 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Discussion Panel: Implementing and Scaling Up UDL in Higher Ed

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This discussion panel will feature a brief review of a qualitative research study in which the author interviewed several faculty in higher ed settings where UDL has gained a degree of success and implantation. We will share insight into how one might better research or practice UDL in higher education going forward. Following the brief presentation of this work, several panelists, representing those who participated in the study, will discuss the author's conclusions and field questions from the audience as the researcher, panelists, and attendees work together to extend the discussion.

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James Basham

Associate Professor, University of Kansas
James D. (Jamie) Basham, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas. His research is focused on the implementation of UDL, learner-centered design, innovation, and technology as it relates to cognition, learning, and behavior. Dr. Basham serves on various advisory boards for projects, companies, and organizations. Finally, he is the cofounder of the UDL Implementation Research Network... Read More →
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Liz Berquist

Organizational Development, Baltimore County Public Schools
Dr. Liz Berquist currently works for the Baltimore County Public Schools as Coordinator of Professional Growth. She was previously a faculty member in the Department of Special Education at Towson University in Maryland. Prior to joining the faculty at TU, Dr. Berquist was employed by the Baltimore County Public School system as a middle school and high school social studies educator, special educator, and central office curriculum and... Read More →
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Chris Grima-Farrell

Lecturer, University of New South Wales
Dr Christine Grima-Farrell is an experienced school teacher, special educator, and teacher educator. She is President of the NSW Institute of Educational Research and Convenor of the Australian Association of Research in Education SIG. Chris was awarded an NSW Premier’s Teaching Award for Excellence for her work in the area of inclusive education and research to practice initiatives. Her Phd was awarded numerous outstanding thesis awards. Chris... Read More →
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Matthew Marino

Associate Professor, University of Central Florida
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Eric J. Moore

UDL Specialist, University of Tennessee
Eric Moore has taught for over a decade with experience ranging from middle school to higher education (teacher preparation) in the United States, Indonesia, and South Korea. He specializes in instructional design and is currently finishing his PhD in inclusive education at the University of Tennessee. He also serves on the leadership team with the IRN, consults with the UTK Office of Instructional Technology, conducts professional development... Read More →
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Fran Smith

Educator/Consultant, Recognizing Differences
Dr. Frances (Fran) G. Smith, CVE (http://recognizingdifferences.com) was a 2011-12 national UDL post-doctoral fellow at CAST and Boston College Lynch School of Education. Dr. Smith has followed the fields of instructional and assistive technology for decades and integrated these approaches in her work as a college instructor, vocational evaluation practitioner assistive technology provider, and instructional designer.  She was previously the... Read More →

Thursday March 30, 2017 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Cypress 5