Universal Design (UDL) & Differentiated Instruction (DI) as the Great Equalizer

< Back

Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 2/16/2021 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 2/16/2021 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 3
Agency Contact: Valerie Shaw
Agency Assistant: Kate Hennessy 608-822-2149
Location: ZOOM Online
Facility: ZOOM Online
2/18/2021 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
3/26/2021 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Universal Design (UDL) and Differentiated Instruction (DI) as the Great Equalizer  (A two-part learning session)
Presenter: Dr. Kate Anderson Foley

Date: February 18, 2021 9:00-11:00 am via Zoom
Date: March 26, 2021 9:00-11:00 am via Zoom

Cost:  FREE for CESA 3 member districts/$100 per staff for each webinar for non-member districts

UDL and DI are powerful practices that interface with rigor and intentionality. UDL is based on the science that no two students are alike. Teachers have the responsibility to teach to all students. So how do we best bridge these two realities?

In this Professional Development opportunity you will learn how to develop lessons using the principles of universal design, an approach to learning, which encompasses engagement, representation, and expression. Additionally, you will engage in differentiated instruction, a strategy to ensure that all students have access to rigorous instruction and addresses learner variability.

For English learners, appropriate instruction and interventions need to be linguistically and culturally responsive. The rigorous and relevant instruction considers and builds on a student’s cultural background and experiences as well as linguistic proficiency (in both English and native language). The issue of language proficiency and culture also extends to any student who may not be proficient in standard academic language.

Utilizing UDL and DI can provide the horizontal and vertical stretch necessary to meet the needs of every student, meet the intended learning targets, and rectify the equity challenges that the pandemic has created.

For more information contact: 
Valerie Shaw, ELL & Title III Support,
Lisa Aalgaard, RSN Director,



Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA #3 to cancel prior to the scheduled event. CESA #3 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA #3 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. CESA #3 reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by e-mail or phone if a workshop is cancelled. If a participant is a 'no show' the school will be billed for the registration fee, or loss of the 'free' attendance slot. Weather Conditions: If a workshop has been cancelled due to weather conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule the workshop. If weather conditions are questionable, please check the CESA 3 webpage or listen to your local radio station for event cancellations or delays. Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate including interpreter services (sign language or other spoken language) please email the workshop contact to set up these services. A two-week notice is appreciated. CESA #3 is handicapped accessible.