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Designing Options for Every Learner: Universal Design for Learning

Monday, October 19, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Designing Options for Every Learner: Universal Design for Learning

Presented by Christopher Bugaj, Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools; with Mark Nichols, Special Education Supervisor, Loudoun County Public Schools
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Traditionally teachers plan a lesson, and then with support of a special educator, the lesson is adapted to meet the needs of students who have disabilities. In this interactive, collaborative webinar, attendees learned to use the principles of universal design to work together to practice a model where lessons are created with every learner in mind. Using a collective prior knowledge of instructional technology tools, they worked together to convert the content traditionally delivered on a paper-based worksheet into an authentic, meaningful learning experience that engages a spectrum of abilities and interests. Loudoun County Public Schools’ Christopher Bugaj and Mark Nichols provided a new model for lesson planning to share with your district, as well as a host of tools and strategies for using contemporary educational tools to meet the needs of every learner.

Viewers will come away equipped to:

  • describe the three pillars/principles of Universal Design for Learning;
  • redesign a lesson with a Universal Design for Learning perspective; and
  • share a key phrase to summarize a Universal Design for Learning framework.

This webinar recording will be useful for any educator including teachers, media specialists, administrators, technology resource teachers, related service staff, and parents.

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Bugaj-Chris_Headshot_150x150_20150918Christopher R. Bugaj is an Assistive Technology Trainer for the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) and a founding member of the Assistive Technology Team for LCPS. Christopher is the coauthor of The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools (published by ISTE.) He is the host of The A.T.TIPSCAST, a multiaward-winning podcast about providing options to students, and the author of ATEval2Go, an iPad app that helps professionals perform assistive technology consultations and evaluations. He is on Twitter @attipscast.





Mark Nichols is the Special Education Supervisor of Assistive Technology & Digital IEP System for Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia. He is the LCPS Division Level Administrator for AIM-VA and serves on the AIM Coordinating Council for the state of Virginia. Mark is an active member of Virginia’s Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) Advisory Board, which provides feedback and guidance on various state initiatives. Follow him on Twitter @thetechflash2.




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Monday, October 19, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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