CAST’s Annual UDL Symposium
Thank you to all of our participants and presenters for your contributions to CAST’s 4th Annual UDL Symposium! Highlights coming soon! In the meantime, continue to follow the conversation at #UDLpower
CAST’s 4th Annual UDL Symposium, which took place July 30-August 1, 2018, provided an opportunity to come together as a community to explore the promise of Universal Design for Learning for empowering learners. By engaging in sessions designed to encourage critical conversations, problem-solving, and hands-on exploration, participants considered empowerment through a UDL lens. Participants left with a deeper understanding of the important role empowerment plays in learning and with concrete examples of ways to leverage UDL for these critical aims. It was our intention that this Symposium served to empower participants themselves. We hope that participants left with the confidence and the motivation to apply their learning to their practice—and with a new network of colleagues to encourage and support their efforts!
“The UDL Symposium was such a great opportunity for me to ‘refresh’ my knowledge and understanding of UDL. With such diverse speakers and participants, I experienced UDL as interpreted through many different lenses and my knowledge was enhanced by the experiences and perspectives of all who attended. I love choice, and having choice of varied learning sessions supported my own personal interests and professional needs in UDL. Taking these three days to ‘live’ UDL was a great decision for me. This experience will really pay off in my work, and my future thinking about UDL.”Elizabeth Dalton, Ph.D.