Register Now: Universal Design for Learning (Feb. 9-Mar. 2)
Teacher, researcher, and storyteller Shelley Moore will present a four-part virtual series for the Radnor community and neighboring districts on "Universal Design for Learning" (UDL), a teaching and learning framework that seeks to make true, authentic inclusion possible for students of all abilities and identities.
The series, consisting of virtual programs on Feb. 9, 16, 23, and March 2 from 6-8 p.m., is co-sponsored by the Radnor Educational Foundation and the Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership Center, with support from the PA Inclusion Collective, a group that includes the Radnor Committee for Special Education and other district parent groups in Lower Merion, Tredyffrin-Easttown, Methacton, Upper Dublin and Cheltenham, and the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU).
Originally from Edmonton, Moore released her first book, “One Without the Other,” in July 2016 in follow up to a January 2016 TEDx talk. She has worked with districts and communities throughout Canada and the U.S., as well as presented at conferences throughout North America such as the Council for Exceptional Children and the National Council of Teachers of English. Her interactive presentations integrate theory and effective practices of inclusion, special education, curriculum, and technology. She received her undergraduate degree in Special Education at the University of Alberta, her Masters at Simon Fraser University, and is currently a PhD student at the University of British Columbia.
The MCIU first brought Moore to speak in Pennsylvania in 2018 and is handling registration. Sessions will be recorded and made available to registrants for a limited time following the live presentation.
Note: Radnor educators seeking Act 48 credits will be provided a registration link the week of Jan. 17
Wed., February 9 (6-8 p.m.): The Evolution of Inclusion
How we understand inclusion is shifting. Rather than trying to include a few students who are different, we are striving to teach to the difference. In this session, we will look at how UDL can help us to get to know our students so that we can respond to, plan, and create space for all of their diverse strengths and identities.
Wed., February 16 (6-8 p.m.): Support One, Support ALL
In this session, we will look at how to anticipate and plan for the needs of students using universal supports and strategies. We will look at examples about how to use resources in effective and efficient ways based on our plans to increase access for all.
Wed., February 23 (6-8 p.m.): The Guiding Conditions of Inclusion and Universal Design for Learning
In this session, we will dive into the research of inclusion. We will look at literature and strategies and be reminded of the building blocks needed for individuals and families to advocate for inclusion, from kindergarten all the way through to high school and beyond.
Wed., March 2 (6-8 p.m.): Centering Self Determination and Students Agency in UDL Planning
In this session, we will look at why self-determination and student agency are critical components in inclusive planning. With the goal of centralizing inclusive planning around the student and their family, this session will also model strategies that collect student voice in a variety of ways.
The mission of the PA Inclusion Collective is to pool resources to bring nationally known speakers on inclusive education to families, teachers, administrators, and support staff within our schools. The organization's goal is to inspire families, teachers, school administrators and staff to learn together and use that knowledge to advocate for individual students and create change in classrooms, schools, and throughout communities and Pennsylvania.
- Community Event
- Radnor Committee for Special Education
- Radnor Educational Foundation
- Shelley Moore
- Universal Design for Learning