State Personnel Development Grant Newsletter

10 November 2016

2016-2017 Universal Design for Learning

The SPDG Management Team is pleased to announce this year’s Universal Design for Learning Content Coaches Training, which will be presented and facilitated by Loui Lord Nelson, Ph.D. Lord Nelson is a former special education teacher whose work focuses on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). She worked directly with teachers as the UDL Coordinator for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation in Columbus, Indiana for four years before receiving a postdoctoral fellowship at CAST, the institute that created UDL. While part of her work life is spent as the UDL Specialist for SWiFT (Schoolwide Implementation Framework for Transformation), Lord Nelson also provides guidance on the implementation of UDL to schools, districts, state personnel and universities across the globe, and is the author of the internationally read “Design and Deliver: Planning and Teaching Using Universal Design for Learning.” The UDL project this year will include one full-day statewide conference, scheduled to take place in Montpelier on December 8, 2016, accompanied by both virtual and face-to-face follow-up technical assistance. Ideally, the vtMTSS leadership team along with the UDL coach or a team from schools and/or SU/SDs that include the designated UDL content coach, principal, curriculum coordinator, special education administrator and classroom teachers would attend the full-day training.

To learn more about UDL and Lord Nelson listen to her podcast

A transcript of the podcast can be found online The podcast is also available on iTunes.

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