This episode shares how kindergarten teacher Melanie Smith used the UDL framework to rework her unit in the moment to bridge the social-emotional gap her students were experiencing so they could access the academic content.
Tara Courchaine of CAST talks about two programs that directly support classroom educators: The Accessible Educational Materials Center (the AEM Center) and the Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems (CITES).
Sue Hardin, a veteran educator of over 30 years, lends her voice to the Fraser Public School series. Sue has been a partner with Fraser since the beginning of their journey. She shares her insights about planning for variability, systems change, and a new tool called the UDL School Implementation and Certification Criteria.
Principal Keith Tonn of Eisenhower Elementary share his school’s journey with UDL as part of the Fraser Public Schools Implementation Series.
Continuing the series about UDL implementation in Fraser Public Schools, Kelly Zombo shares details and a classroom story about her role as a 21st Century Teacher and Coach and how she supports Fraser’s UDL focus.
Carrie shares how Fraser Public School's UDL implementation is guided by their Strategic Plan and their specific Portrait of a Graduate plan.
Jarod McGuffey, a 21st Century teacher in Fraser, Michigan, shares how he used his knowledge of the UDL mindset, his gift of listening, and knowledge from a fellowship to create Trusted Voices, a nonpartisan advocacy group of educators who establish partnerships with legislators to ensure vetted information is shared to inform policy. Hear more about his journey into this work, how Trusted Voices has grown, and tips of what to do if you love the idea but you don’t live in Michigan.
Donzell Lewis shares his own journey toward equity and access, how he came to UDL, and how those three pieces guide his work as a theatre educator who collaborates with others on a yearly STEAM project at Walgrove Elementary.
Juan Gallardo was a really successful teacher. His students did well in his courses and he had the data to back it up. So, why would he ever want to add UDL into his thinking and planning? Juan shares his journey from reluctance to love during this episode of UDL in 15 Minutes.
Kim Potter and Shana Montgomery use a specific lesson and the fabulous outcomes all of Kim’s students experienced to share how their virtual teacher/coach relationship works.