This webinar will use Zoom.
Research shows that our brains are as unique as our fingerprints - no two individuals learn or process information in the same way. Given this neurodiversity, it can be a challenge to design instruction to meets the needs of every student. In this session, we will discuss the brain science of neurodiversity, the challenges to designing for remote, hybrid, and/or face-to-face learning experiences, and strategies to differentiate instruction to ensure all students can engage in meaningful, challenging learning opportunities. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) will be shared as a framework that aligns with what we know about the learning brain and that can support educators to design instruction to meet the diverse needs of our students. Through interactive discussions and a range of resources, participants will gain instructional design strategies to meet the full range of learners in our classrooms.
Allison Posey, EdM, Certificate in Fine Arts from Maryland Institute of Art; Curriculum Design Specialist, Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), who provides curricular design, online course instruction, and leads professional development training and implementation of Universal Design for Learning in K-12 and higher education settings; Coordinator, CAST free webinar series; Former Science Teacher; Former Teaching Fellow, Mind, Brain, and Education Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Author, Unlearning: Changing Your Beliefs and Your Classroom with UDL (2020) and Engage the Brain: How to Design for Learning That Taps Into the Power of Emotions (2018)