CANCELED: Introduction to Universal Design for Learning

January 18, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Nicole Herbert, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultant

The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Framework is a direct link in removing the barriers that our marginalized students face. It is found within the Every Student Succeeds Act as a means to provide flexible learning options to all students, and is a means of reaching Ohio’s One Goal of annually increasing the percentage of high school students who graduate, and one year later:

  • participate in some type of post-high school learning experience,
  • earn a living wage,
  • are enlisted in the military, or
  • are engaged in a meaningful vocation


Session 1 (for administrators only): We will set the stage for implementing the UDL framework in your school. Session goals:

    • define UDL and discuss why it is necessary
    • explore the components needed to support UDL implementation and prepare to apply it to your continuous improvement cycle
    • examine current structures to identify what supports are already in place, and areas that need strengthened
    • create action steps to operationalize UDL at the building level
    • discuss how to support teachers who are learning UDL and implementing it in their classrooms

The remaining sessions are for Building Leadership Teams (BLTs) and the administrator from Session 1.

Session 2: We will explore UDL together, examine its components and answer:

    • Why UDL?
    • What are the goals of the UDL framework?
    • How does growth mindset influence the implementation of UDL?
    • What are the characteristics of an expert learner?

Session 3: We will:

    • dig deep into the UDL framework
    • examine the connection between the UDL framework and Social Justice

Session 4: This session will set you up for success as we:

    • discuss what UDL looks like in practice
    • explore the UDL Practice Profile and identify areas that are currently in place
    • discover where to start and begin UDL implementation process at the classroom level



Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Nicole Herbert, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Administrators
  • BLT members with general and special education representation

Dates & Registration

Tuesday, January 18 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. administrators only This event has been canceled.
Tuesday, February 15 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. administrators and BLT members*
Tuesday, March 15 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 5 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

* with general and special education representation

Registration closes January 7


For content questions: Nicole Herbert

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins