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5 Essential Things Teachers Need to Know About UDL

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) doesn't have to be mind-boggling. Today's guest is international UDL expert Loui Lord Nelson, Ph.D. She talks about what we need to know and also the common mistakes educators make when starting to use UDL.

5 essential things udl

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Loui Lord Nelson Bio as Submitted

Loui Lord Nelson UDL in 15 minutesLoui Lord Nelson, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized educational consultant in the area of Universal Design for Learning and is the podcast host of UDL in 15 Minutes (www.theudlapproach.com/media) , heard by educators in over 25 countries. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship with CAST and Boston College and continues supporting CAST as a member of their Cadre. She wrote the best-selling book Design and Deliver: Planning and Teaching Using Universal Design for Learning (https://products.brookespublishing.com/Design-and-Deliver-P714.aspx) which was based on her work as the UDL Coordinator for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation in Columbus, Indiana from 2007 – 2012.

Since then, she has provided long-term training and workshops across the US and in nine countries including Singapore, Japan, and Belgium. Other publications include a co-authored a chapter for the book Research-based Practices for Educating Students with Intellectual Disability (https://www.crcpress.com/Handbook-of-Research-Based-Practices-for-Educating-Students-with-Intellectual/Wehmeyer-Shogren/p/book/9781138832107) titled “The role of technology in implementing universal design for learning” and a co-authored book titled, Culturally Responsive Design for English Learners: The UDL Approach (http://castpublishing.org/books-media/culturally-responsive-design-english-learners/).

Her third book about UDL, A Tree for All: Your Coloring Book of UDL Principles and Practice, will be available through CAST Publishing (http://castpublishing.org/) soon. Loui received her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas and is a former special education teacher. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband and enjoys running, reading, and traveling.

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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