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Thursday, March 30 • 9:30am - 9:48am
Culturally Responsive Teaching and the UDL Connection (* streaming available)

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Come learn more about the vital relationship between UDL and culturally responsive teaching. In the UDL framework, we account for what our students know by activating and/or providing necessary prior knowledge. Students' funds of knowledge is how and why they know what they know, which comes from their cultures, families, and communities. When teachers understand the complexities of culture and access and honor students' funds of knowledge effectively, we can provide not only multiple, but more meaningful means of engagement, representation, and action and expression.

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Joni Degner

UDL Facilitator, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation
Joni Degner is a member of the CAST Professional Learning Cadre and a full time UDL facilitator for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC) in Columbus, Indiana, a district on the national stage for UDL practices and implementation. Prior to becoming a UDL facilitator, she was a high school English teacher for BCSC. In her role as a UDL facilitator, she designs professional development in Universal Design for Learning and Cultural... Read More →

Thursday March 30, 2017 9:30am - 9:48am
Palms Ballroom A-D