The CLT is offering a Fall 2018 professional learning community– Universal Design for Learning- Meeting the Needs of All Students. To join, or for additional information, contact Rebecca Mills.
The first 10 people to join will receive a copy of Universal Design in Higher Education: From Principles to Practice
Description: Faculty and staff members will work individually to learn about UDL principles and develop skills to meet the needs of all Champlain students. In addition, the group will work to envision ways Champlain College might best support students with social, communication and learning differences.
- Create a repository of resources for faculty and staff
- Become an advisory committee (and perhaps train others)
- A SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) project with research, publication and/or presentation
- Recommendations for standard syllabus statements.
Potential Sessions and Workshops:
(Still being developed and dependent on the learning community goals)
Workshop 1-Characteristics of Students and UDL Principles
Session: Resources and Potential Projects, start of readings
Workshop 2– Identifying Necessary Skills and Helpful Pedagogy
Session: Identifying branches of support at Champlain
Session: Resources and Chapter Readings Reports-Out
Workshop 3– Practical Strategies and Support People
Workshop 4 – Fac/Staff Response to Difficult Social or Behavioral Situations
Workshop 5– Accessible Materials for UDL
Session: Crafting a Campus Syllabus Statement and Establishing Campus Practice
Session: Creating a Syllabus UDL Rubric
Debrief or Wrap Up: Peer Review of Course Design, syllabus check, or presentations (critical friends model)