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Physics & CTL Co-Sponsor Learning Workshop - Dr. Erin Scanlon

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Friday, September 23, 2022, 10 am– 11 am

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Preparing for the Variety of Learners’ Needs, Abilities, and Interests with Universal
Design for Learning 


Abstract: This workshop will introduce participants to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework as a tool to design instruction and curricula that support variation in learners’ needs, abilities, and interests. The UDL guidelines emphasize providing support and options for how students receive information (representation), demonstrate their understanding (action and expression), and engage with the content (engagement). Attendees will have the opportunity to: 1) reflect on their role in designing instruction that supports learner variability; 2) practice applying the UDL guidelines to identify barriers in the learning environment and to design options and supports in sample written curricula and instructional scenarios; and 3) reflect on their own written curricula and/or classroom practices and design UDL-aligned strategies to implement.
Participants will be asked to do some prework (a short video and some teaching practice reflection). In-person attendance is encouraged for this interactive workshop, but attendance via Zoom is an option, and the session will be recorded. Don't miss this opportunity to learn practical tips from a UDL expert who knows Michigan Tech!

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Bio: Dr. Erin Scanlon (she/her) is an assistant professor in residence at the University of Connecticut and a founding steering committee member of the American Physical Society’s Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance. Erin, a Michigan Tech graduate, holds a B.S. and M.S. in physics and a Ph.D. in Developmental Education with an emphasis in developmental mathematics. In addition to teaching introductory physics courses, she researches ways to move the physics community toward being more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and socially just, with particular emphasis on changing social structures to support disabled people. 


This program/lecture is partially funded/sponsored by the Visiting Professor Program which is funded by a grant to the Office of the Provost from the State of Michigan's King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.


Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal 

Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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