Teach to Reach: Maximizing Learning for All Students
Facilitated by Mary Ann Tobin, Assistant Research Professor; Lauraine Hawkins, Assistant Professor, Biology, Penn State Mont Alto; Lynn Pierce, Graduate Intern, Student Disability Resources; Gina Pazzaglia, Director of MPS in Nutritional Sciences and Associate Teaching Professor; Sonya Woods, Accessibility Consultant and Training Coordinator, World Campus.
Monday, 3/1/2021 to Friday, 3/26/2021
Mary Ann Tobin ( Portrait)A collaboration between the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence (SITE), Student Disability Resources, World Campus, and the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), this free, non-credit course begins on March 1 and ends on March 26.
In the built environment, Universal Design enables each of us to gain unimpeded access to a particular place, whether or not we require some form of accommodation. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) applies a similar set of brain-based, research-backed principles to the learning environment. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to identify, select, and apply UDL principles that are appropriate to their individual courses.
This four-week, entirely asynchronous, online course provides an opportunity for faculty of any rank or status, teaching assistants, post-doctoral instructors from all disciplines, and members of the learning design community to explore and apply UDL principles. It includes three pre-recorded lectures by Allison Posey, CAST Curriculum and Design Specialist, and discussion and practice based on information drawn from teaching and learning literature on UDL, as well as from the experiences of individual participants. Participants may be invited to submit the results of their course work as exemplars in future SITE courses and events.
Direct questions about the course to Mary Ann Tobin at matobin@psu.edu.