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Dr. Stork offers teacher professional development on the using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to remove barriers in the learning environment. These sessions engage teachers and encourage them to integrate UDL strategies that offer students pathways to become expert learners. Sessions can customized to meet your school or district needs, and can be offered in-person or online. For more information about rates and availability, please contact Dr. Stork at


As educators, it is our responsibility to create a learning environment that is inclusive and supports the diverse needs of our students. UDL provides a set of guidelines that can help us achieve this goal. By embracing UDL principles, we can create instructional materials and activities that are flexible, engaging, and accessible to all learners.


During these training sessions, we will dive into the three main UDL principles: engagement, representation, and action and expression. We will discuss how to use these principles to design instructional materials that can be accessed and understood by all students, including those with disabilities, English language learners, and students with diverse learning styles.


We will also explore the role of technology in implementing UDL. Technology can be a powerful tool for creating accessible instructional materials and providing personalized learning experiences for students. We will examine various technologies that can support UDL, such as text-to-speech software, multimedia tools, and adaptive assessments.


Throughout the training sessions, we will engage in hands-on activities and discussions to deepen our understanding of UDL and how it can be applied in our classrooms. By the end of the sessions, you will have a toolkit of UDL strategies and resources that you can begin implementing in your instruction.


Session 1: Introduction to UDL (75 minutes)


  • Understand the history of UDL
  • Understand learner variability in UDL
  • Understand important UDL vocabulary
  • Become familiar with the UDL guidelines and checkpoints
  • Recognize examples of UDL in practice


Session 2: Application of UDL (2 hours)


  • Review the UDL framework

  • Examine the UDL curriculum (goals, assessments, methods, and materials)

  • Collaborate to integrate UDL in the classroom