From Concept to Classroom: UDL in Action at BCSC

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Come see UDL in action and learn from educators who regularly implement UDL in their K-12 classrooms!  Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC) has been an innovative leader in the implementation of Universal Design for Learning district-wide for over a decade. CAST is the founder of Universal Design for Learning and has been advancing the field of designing effective instruction for all learners for over 3 decades. In this unique partnership, participants will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding about UDL implementation from a very practical application perspective and to see classrooms where educators have proactively and purposefully integrated UDL into their instructional experiences.

Participants will spend the first day working with CAST facilitators and BCSC educators who implement UDL on a daily basis, gaining tips and strategies to design for all learners. The second day is an opportunity to visit elementary, middle, and high school classrooms to observe many applications of UDL implementation in real-time. Students, administrators and educators from BCSC will share practical design strategies as well as explore the impact UDL has on their own and student learning. BCSC district leaders will also be available to answer questions and share their UDL implementation journeys.

We encourage teams of educators, administrators, district leaders, coaches, curriculum designers, technology specialists, and education specialists to join us in this unique opportunity to engage in practice-based discussions about UDL implementation.


Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation
1200 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN  47201


September 18-19, 2018


Day 1:  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Day 2:  8:15 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Registration Fee

$695 per person.  A 10% discount is offered to teams of three or more people from the same institution who register together (each team member must complete a separate registration).

Early Bird Pricing

Register by August 15, 2018 to receive the Early Bird rate of $595 per person – a savings of $100!

Featured Presenters

Katie Novak

Katie Novak

An internationally recognized leader in UDL implementation, Katie Novak is currently a CAST Professional Cadre member and the Assistant Superintendent of the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District in Massachusetts. With 14 years of experience in teaching and administration, and an earned doctorate in curriculum and teaching from Boston University, Katie presents both nationally and internationally on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) implementation, multi-tiered systems of support, and universally designed leadership.

George Van Horn,

George Van Horn

George Van Horn has been a regular education teacher and a teacher of students with emotional disabilities.  Additionally, he has served as a principal, school superintendent and director of special education.  George has also been an adjunct assistant professor at Manhattan College in New York and an adjunct faculty member with Northern Illinois University and Indiana University Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC).  He is currently the director of special education for the Bartholomew Special Services Cooperative in Columbus, Indiana.

Allison Posey

Allison Posey

Allison Posey participates in professional development, instructional design, and online course instruction at CAST. She also provides background in the application of neuroscience research to instructional practices. Her background in Mind, Brain, and Education as well as life sciences gives her an appreciation of the dynamic learning processes. She collaborates with teachers, researchers, and students with the goal of making complex topics accessible to all learners.

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Hotel and Travel

Be sure to arrange your transportation and hotel reservations. If arriving by air, please use the Indianapolis, IN (IND) airport.

Hotel Indigo
400 Brown Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Shuttle service to BCSC available.

Room block rate is $129.99/night plus tax. Be sure to book by Monday, August 20, 2018 to guarantee the room block rate.

Book by phone: Call hotel at 866-246-3446 and ask for the CAST and BCSC room block.
Book online and enter CBC in the Group Code window.

Hotel Cancellation Policy:  Please cancel your reservation by 4:00 p.m. hotel time the day prior to arrival to avoid cancellation charges.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation Deadline: September 10, 2018
Email cancellations to prior to deadline for a full refund less a $35 processing fee.

Contact Us With Questions

Contact Allison Posey at 781-245-2212, ext 247 or by email:

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