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Wednesday, April 25 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Designing for English Learners: The UDL Approach

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How can we use UDL to design for the learner variability of English language learners (ELs)? Using a problem-based approach (e.g., the use of scenarios, protocols, and/or posed questions) embedded with time for self-reflection, participants will identify steps that will enhance their learning environments and lessons. By the end of the session, participants will (1) identify characteristics of linguistic variability associated with English language learning, and (2) develop at least three culturally responsive UDL-designed strategies to engage learners, represent information, and offer opportunities for action & expression.

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avatar for Dr. Loui Lord Nelson

Dr. Loui Lord Nelson

Dr. Nelson is internationally recognized for helping educators move from an initial understanding of UDL to the implementation of UDL. A former special educator, Loui was the UDL Coordinator for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation in Columbus Indiana for 4 years before receiving... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Patti Kelly Ralabate

Dr. Patti Kelly Ralabate

Patti Kelly Ralabate, Ed.D. teaches for the George Washington University and conducts workshops throughout the country. Building on 25 years as a speech-language pathologist, nine years as the National Education Association (NEA) Senior Policy Analyst for special and gifted education... Read More →



Wednesday April 25, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
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