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Wednesday, March 29 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Introduction to Universal Design for Learning (Additional fee required)

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Are you new to UDL? Then, join us for an introduction. During this pre-conference session, leaders from the UDL-IRN and CAST will team up to provide participants with an overview of UDL. We’ll explore CAST’s UDL guidelines and the underlying research. We'll discuss how the checkpoints are used to reduce barriers and build lessons that meet the needs of all learners.


Bryan Dean

Bryan Dean is an instructional designer for a large intermediate school district overseeing 30 smaller public schools. He is Lead Project and Professional Learning Designer for the Oakland Schools UDL Project. Recently, he has become a member of the CAST UDL PL Cadre, facilitated a week long intensive UDL workshop series at Harvard, and started a national podcast series focusing on UDL and 21st century literacies. He is happily a Positive Deviant... Read More →
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Tracey Hall

Senior Research Scientist/Instructional Designerer, CAST
Dr. Tracey Hall conducts research on instructional interventions in reading, writing, literacy in the content areas, and assessment. Her work includes the design and evaluation of instructional approaches and assessment tools. These experiences are applied in the development and implementation of UDL projects, collaborative partnerships, and professional presentations. She directs CAST’s initiatives to create and evaluate digitally-supported... Read More →
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Mindy Johnson

Instructional Designer, CAST
Mindy Johnson is an Instructional Designer, Social Media, and Communications Strategist at CAST and is a former high school special educator and former instructor for the Boston Museum of Science's Overnight Program. At CAST, she provides knowledge and expertise in UDL implementation, professional learning, social media, website development, online tools and learning environments, and gameful design in education. She is a seasoned presenter... Read More →

Wednesday March 29, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
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