Dr. Jose Blackorby will discuss the current status of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) policy, research and implementation, as well as new challenges the field faces that come with growth. UDL is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn. It is being increasingly adopted by schools as well as by curriculum and technology vendors.
Blackorby serves as the director of research and development for CAST and the director of the Center for Education and Human Services at SRI. He has authored reports and articles that have provided important information for the development of state and federal policy regarding special education, education reform and innovation, charter schools, and human services. Currently, he is the PI on the National Study of Alternate Assessments, which is documenting states progress in implementing alternate assessment systems for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
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