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September 18, 2019
Host: Kimberly Coy

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A person examining charts and graphs on a tablet
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Universal Design for Learning is often thought of as a framework only for classroom teachers or professors. But what about UDL in the workplace? We learn all the time in our workplaces, through training, learning new strategies, new technologies, and when we change careers. All of those learning experiences can benefit from a more inclusive and goal-oriented framework for planning and designing the learning that happens in a workplace.

Here were our questions to prompt our thinking:

  • Q1: Can you point to an example of where you may have seen UDL outside of education?
  • Q2: What would a UDL school office have in it? …


September 4, 2019
Host: Barb Gentille Green

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The beginning of a school year, semester, or new learning event offers a great opportunity to reflect on your routines and practices around Universal Design for Learning. It’s an opportunity to design for success — for you and for your learners.

Here were the questions we explored to help us think about designing for success:

  • Q1: How can we design the learning environment, establish routines and expectations at the beginning of the year to foster collaboration?
  • Q2: How can we design the learning environment, establish routines and expectations at the beginning of the year to minimize threats and distractions? …


August 21, 2019
Co-hosts: Ron Rogers & Alexis Reid

A student and an educator working together in front of a computer
A student and an educator working together in front of a computer
Photo by NESA by Makers on Unsplash

With all the content and subject matter educators are responsible for teaching, it’s sometimes easy to forget the emotional barriers that can prevent our learners from reaching our learning goals. This conversation was all about how to mitigate some of these barriers through awareness and strategies around our learners’ needs.

Our thoughtful questions for the chat were:

  • Q1: How do you establish a culture of caring, compassionate, and respectful learning?
  • Q2: As an adult learner, what are some of the triggers (things that set off a strong emotional response) or barriers that get in your way of reaching a goal? …

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