UDL Lesson Plan Partnership Project
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UDL Lesson Plan Partnership Project Details
I am Dr. Jordan Shurr, Associate Professor of Special Education at Queen's University (for more about me see: www.jordanshurr.com and www.addedrg.ca). My class of eager teachers-in-training are learning about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and hope to apply their knowledge in a meaningful and impactful way.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an instructional planning framework designed to widen the scope of teaching to meet the diverse learning needs of today's classroom (for more on UDL see: http://www.cast.org/our-work/about-udl.html#.XjnCeRNKhTY). The UDL Lesson Plan Partnership Project is a collaboration between my teacher training students and you, a practicing teacher.
As a former teacher and current researcher and teacher educator, I am a firm believer in university-school partnerships. Without active and meaningful partnerships, our teachers in training get an incomplete picture of the realities and complexity of teaching. Also, without partnerships, practicing teachers miss out on the energy, enthusiasm, and new ideas of their soon-to-be colleagues. For teachers in training, this partnership is an opportunity to generalize a new skill and to make an early contribution to their field. It builds learning, boosts morale, and connects theory to reality. For practicing teachers, this is an opportunity to learn more about UDL, to pay it forward, and to provide a memorable and mutually beneficial learning experience.
*Your lesson plan will only be shared with my students in the 2022/2023 sections of this class for the purpose of the review project alone and any contact information shared by you will be used only for providing lesson plan feedback unless otherwise requested by you.
This project is not affiliated with the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) or the UDL-IRN.