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Step-by-Step: Lesson Planning Using Universal Design for Learning

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

Universal Design for Learning

Presented by Dr. Patti Ralabate, Faculty, The George Washington University
Sponsored by Brookes Publishing


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Many educators have explored the fundamentals of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and then asked: “How do I use UDL in my planning?” In this webinar, Dr. Patti Ralabate will walk you through the process of applying UDL to effective lesson planning.  Patti is the author of the practical guide Your UDL Lesson Planner: The Step-by-Step Guide for Teaching All Learners, and she will take you through six easy steps to get started with UDL in your planning:

  • Develop clear, flexible learning goals
  • Design lessons that address learner variability
  • Meaningfully assess learning
  • Infuse UDL strategies into traditional teaching methods
  • Enhance lessons with materials and media that add real value
  • Use self-reflection strategies to strengthen everyday practice

Through examples, models, and reflection questions, you will discover how to create engaging, customized lessons that address the variability of learners of all ages. Join Patti for this live, interactive session to learn how to supercharge your lesson plans with one of today’s best teaching frameworks: Universal Design for Learning.  She will field questions from attendees after her presentation.  This webinar will benefit classroom teachers, special education educators, administrators, specialized instructional support professionals, college faculty, online instructors, curriculum planners and inclusion facilitators at all levels (Pre-K to college.)


Patti RalabateDr. Patti Ralabate teaches for the George Washington University and CAST. In 2011, she completed a Boston College postdoctoral UDL leadership fellowship then worked as CAST Director of the National Center on UDL, co-chair of the National UDL Task Force, and director for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded UDL Professional Development System project. Previously, she taught for 25 years in Connecticut and served as Senior Policy Analyst for the National Education Association.





brookes publishing Founded in 1978, Brookes is an independent, highly respected educational publishing company with a strong focus on helping all people—with and without disabilities—reach their potential. We publish 50+ new titles a year on screening and assessment, early intervention, inclusive and special education, autism and other disabilities, literacy, behavior, communication, and more.


Wednesday, August 3, 2016
3:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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