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The Three Block Model of Universal Design for Learning is an effective approach to classroom management, planning, instruction, and assessment that creates a compassionate learning community from K-12.
Today’s classrooms reflect the diversity of a global world. This diversity means that students vary in what they already know, what they are ready to learn, the pace at which they are able to proceed through curriculum, and the level of adult support they require for success. Building inclusive learning communities requires that students see school as a place where they belong, are valued, and have something to contribute. The Three Block Model of Universal Design for Learning is an effective approach to classroom management, planning, instruction, and assessment that creates a compassionate learning community from K-12. It has been implemented in elementary, middle, and high schools across three provinces, and has been shown to increase student engagement, academic achievement, self-concept, respect for diverse others, prosocial behavior, and teacher satisfaction and self-efficacy.
This course will focus on the practical ‘how to’ of starting the year, building climate, and planning units in a way that facilitates differentiated instruction, inquiry, and multi-modal/outcomes based assessment. The new BC curriculum will be modeled through a UDL lens that is, we will explore how UDL can be used as a vehicle for implementing the new curriculum in ways that support diverse learners, reduce teacher stress and workload, and still meet assessment and grading requirements. Sample units, lessons, video, and student work K-12 will be shared!
This summer institute is a 6-credit course, and can be taken as a stand-alone course but is also offered as a basis for teachers who wish to begin the Diploma in Special Education.
Register By: May 29
We anticipate this program will fill quickly, early registration is recommended.