Universal Design for Learning at BCSC: From Theory to Practice

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Come see UDL in action!  Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC) has been an innovative leader for the implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) district-wide for over a decade. CAST is the founder of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and has been advancing understanding our UDL Guidelines for over 30 years. In this unique partnership, participants have the opportunity to deepen understanding about UDL and to see environments where educators have proactively and purposefully integrated UDL.

Participants will spend the first day discussing the core foundation of UDL and using CAST’s “Looking for UDL” protocol. The second day offers the opportunity to visit K-12 classrooms to look for UDL across a range of contexts across the district. Students and educators from BCSC will share the impact UDL has had for them from a personal and district perspective.

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

Day 1: Core UDL Background, Looking for UDL Protocol, Teacher & Administrator breakout sessions, Student panel

Day 2: Site visits, UDL Implementation phases, Action planning


Irwin Conference Center
500 Washington Street
Columbus, IN  47201


Sept 19-20, 2017


9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
(Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.)

Registration Fee

$395.00 per person
Fee includes all materials (most materials will be provided digitally), breakfast, and lunch.

Featured Presenters

Loui Lord Nelson

Loui Lord Nelson

Loui Lord Nelson, author of Design and Deliver: Planning and Teaching Using Universal Design for Learning (Paul H. Brookes Publishing, 2014), has a life full of UDL. Part of her time is spent as the UDL Specialist for the SWIFT Project (School Wide Integrated Framework for Transformation) at the University of Kansas and the rest of her time is spent providing guidance to K-21 educators and administrators around the world about the implementation of UDL.

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
Special rate of $124.99/night plus tax – rate valid through September 4, 2017

Cancellation and Refund Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing via fax, email, or mail 10 business days prior to the first day of the event. A full refund, minus a $35 processing fee, will be issued at that time. Cancellations made within 10 business days cannot be refunded (this includes no-shows). Substitute registrations are encouraged.

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