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Baltimore County UDL PDS

Welcome to the UDL Connect site for the Baltimore County UDL PDS Project!  We will use this space to share resources, host discussions and provide ongoing support for UDL PDS members.See More
Jun 24
Fran Smith added 4 pages to the group Creating Powerful Instruction: Universal Design for Learning
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Digging Deeper: Readings and Resources

Meyer, A., Rose, D. H., & Gordon, D. (2014). Universal design for learning: Theory and practice. Wakefield, MA: CAST Publishing, Inc. Free with online registration at: http://udltheorypractice.cast.org/login The National UDL…
Jun 7
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Creating Powerful Instruction: Universal Design for Learning

This online group is for all participants attending the 2-day event entitled "Creating Powerful Instruction: Co-Teaching and Universal Design for Learning: July 29 & 30, 2015"at the Virginia Department of Education's Training & Technical Assistance Center at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VASee More
Jun 7
Katie Birmingham joined Fran Smith's group
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"UDL: Better Learning and Instruction by Design" - March 6, 2015_UDL Presentation for Towson University Faculty

This site is crafted to share resources and information with faculty and participants attending this event in March 2015.Session Goals:Share strategies, technologies, and techniques across thirteen years of developing a graduate course in universal design for learning.Share steps and benchmarks in considering the UDL lens as applied to design of other graduate courses.Explore UDL practices and techniques that have been applied in successful ways to improve these courses and engage student…See More
May 14
Michelle Pasko commented on Fran Smith's group "UDL: Better Learning and Instruction by Design" - March 6, 2015_UDL Presentation for Towson University Faculty
"Dr. Smith, thank you for a great presentation! We all thoroughly enjoyed everything you had to offer. If anyone would like a closer look at the projects and rubric Toni and I shared, please visit our…"
Mar 28
Emily Halligan commented on Fran Smith's group "UDL: Better Learning and Instruction by Design" - March 6, 2015_UDL Presentation for Towson University Faculty
"Your talk was full of inspiring ideas, Dr. Smith!  Thank you for making the trip under less than ideal weather circumstances to share your experience and resources with us. As requested, I'm posting the link to the presentation on UDL and…"
Mar 12
Emily Halligan and Claire Holmes joined Fran Smith's group
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"UDL: Better Learning and Instruction by Design" - March 6, 2015_UDL Presentation for Towson University Faculty

This site is crafted to share resources and information with faculty and participants attending this event in March 2015.Session Goals:Share strategies, technologies, and techniques across thirteen years of developing a graduate course in universal design for learning.Share steps and benchmarks in considering the UDL lens as applied to design of other graduate courses.Explore UDL practices and techniques that have been applied in successful ways to improve these courses and engage student…See More
Mar 12
Claire Holmes commented on Fran Smith's group "UDL: Better Learning and Instruction by Design" - March 6, 2015_UDL Presentation for Towson University Faculty
"Thanks for the resources, Dr. Smith! Even with the wintery weather, last Friday was a great day of UDL PD at TU!  ~Claire Holmes (TU Education Librarian)"
Mar 12
Michelle Pasko joined Fran Smith's group
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"UDL: Better Learning and Instruction by Design" - March 6, 2015_UDL Presentation for Towson University Faculty

This site is crafted to share resources and information with faculty and participants attending this event in March 2015.Session Goals:Share strategies, technologies, and techniques across thirteen years of developing a graduate course in universal design for learning.Share steps and benchmarks in considering the UDL lens as applied to design of other graduate courses.Explore UDL practices and techniques that have been applied in successful ways to improve these courses and engage student…See More
Mar 7
Fran Smith commented on Fran Smith's group "UDL: Better Learning and Instruction by Design" - March 6, 2015_UDL Presentation for Towson University Faculty
"Thanks to all the wonderful educators who joined the conversation and presentation on Friday, even amid the cold, snowy and icy conditions. What an honor to work with such a motivated and engaged (excited - new term I learned today to mean engaged)…"
Mar 6
Fran Smith posted an event
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UDL Graduate Course - GW University at GW Graduate Education Center - Alexandria, VA

July 6, 2015 at 8am to August 15, 2015 at 5pm
"Universal design for learning (UDL): Better learning and instruction by design" - Summer 2015 graduate course in UDL offered in Alexandria, VA, July 6-August 15, 2015. A blended format of 1 week of face-to-face instruction from July 6-10 followed by online dialogue, discussion and assignments. Offered at GW University since 2003, the course provides an interdisciplinary context with a variety of students and context across such disciplines as curriculum and instruction, technology, special…See More
Feb 24
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Online Graduate Course in UDL @ GW University at Online and through GW University - Washington, DC

September 2, 2014 to December 9, 2014
This online graduate course in UDL will be offered through GW University. Appropriate for a range of content majors2014 UDL Online Course at GW University_Informational FlyerRegistration Information:  …See More
Aug 18, 2014
George Van Horn joined Fran Smith's group
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Applying UDL to Transition - 2012 Arizona Transition Conference

This is a online community to follow questions, conversations and ideas around applying UDL to transition. Presentation Goals:Explore the foundational pieces of the UDL framework (principles, guidelines and checkpoints)Discover tools and technologies that could support and scaffold a transition learner through a UDL approach.Explore resources for UDL implementation that are available through CAST and the National UDL Center.Consider the application of the UDL framework to the transition process.See More
Jun 30, 2014
Fran Smith joined Liz Berquist's group
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Baltimore City UDL Project SUMMER 2014 Institute

This site will be used to share ideas and resources from the June 26-27th UDL Institute sponsored by the Baltimore City Public Schools Office of Special Education!See More
Jun 17, 2014
Fran Smith joined Liz Berquist's group
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Summer 2014 UDL Institute at Towson University

This site will be used to share ideas and resources from the June 23-25th UDL Institute at TU, co-sponsored by the Baltimore County Public Schools and Towson University Office of Academic Innovation!See More
Jun 11, 2014
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Online Graduate Course in UDL @ GW University at Online and through GW University - Washington, DC

September 2, 2014 to December 9, 2014
This online graduate course in UDL will be offered through GW University. Appropriate for a range of content majors2014 UDL Online Course at GW University_Informational FlyerRegistration Information:  …See More
Apr 5, 2014

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At 4:03pm on October 19, 2012, Yvel C. Crevecoeur said…

Thank you!  Brielle took this picture for me!  I owe her for such a distinguished picture!

At 11:44am on November 15, 2011, Loui Lord Nelson said…

I still have a silicone finger with a red fingernail in the bottom of my purse...

At 7:03pm on February 6, 2011, Patti Ganley said…

Welcome aboard Fran,

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