Wabash Valley Education Center

*Digging into Universal Design for Learning: the What, the How, and the Why

As we know from research, students learn in varied ways. Universal Design for Learning provides teachers with practical strategies and techniques to ensure that ALL Learners can meet the high expectations of the new iLearn assessments and classroom expectations. UDL addresses the WHY, WHAT and HOW of Learning. We learn strategies for engaging students of all levels, how to present information and content in various ways to reach ALL learners, and how to differentiate and scaffold content to meet the needs of ALL Learners. UDL is NOT one more thing…..UDL is a tool that will help you plan for ALL students in a holistic way.


During this workshop, we will:

  • Dive into the UDL Framework and learn more about its components

  • Investigate how to apply UDL principles to the design of lessons and curriculum units

  • Share tools and templates for utilizing UDL principles

  • Learn how to support students to become master learners

  • Begin a plan for implementing UDL in your classroom


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Rhonda Laswell, M. Ed. is the Coordinator of Universal Design for Learning for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation. Prior to serving as the UDL Coordinator, Rhonda was a middle school science teacher, team leader, and science department coordinator. In her role as UDL Coordinator, she is responsible for the design and facilitation of professional development of staff, consultations for curriculum and learning environment design and the integration of Positive Behavior Instructional Supports, Cultural Responsiveness, Growth Mindset, and Behavior and Mental Health utilizing the Search Institutes Developmental Assets and Developmental Relationships Frameworks. She also coordinates an annual UDL Implementation Summer Institute for approximately 150 participants. Rhonda has also attended the Harvard UDL Summer Institute and participated in UDL Facilitators training at The Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) in conjunction with The UDL Professional Development System (UDL-PDS) Project funded through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition, she currently holds Instructional and Administrative licenses for the State of Indiana: Science grades 1-9; General Elementary grades 1-6 7/8 Non-Dept., and Building Level Administrator P-12. Rhonda loves to cook, work in the herb garden, and read. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Morey, of 30 years and their schnauzer Murdock. She also enjoys spending time with their son Nathan and his wife Erin and their daughter Emma who is a nursing student. They all reside in Columbus Indiana.


Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (lunch on your own)

Location: Wabash Valley Education Center

Cost: $125.00/member or $250/non-member*

*Cost of all workshops are based on membership in an Indiana ESC. Any registrants who are not members of an ESC in the state of Indiana will be required to pay the non-member fee of twice the amount of the workshop cost.
**See cancellation policy below

Cancellation Policy

* Registrants who notify WVEC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.
* Registrants who cancel after the registration deadline but before the workshop date or call to cancel on the day of the workshop will pay 50% of the registration fee.
* Registrants who neglect to call or notify the WVEC of their cancellation will be responsible for paying the full fee.
* On official school corporation weather-related cancellation days, registrants will not be required to pay registration fees.


Registration open through 4/2/2019 11:45 PM EST

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Wabash Valley Education Center

3061 Benton Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906

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Wabash Valley Education Center
3061 Benton Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906