eLearning the UDL Way: How Katy ISD Implemented UDL to accommodate student learning

Presented by: Patricia Sullivan, M.Ed, ATP / Amy Traynor, OTR, M.A., ATP

About the Webinar

For districts everywhere, remote/eLearning came as a wake up call. In a matter of days, the support infrastructure students relied on was upended. Many people are feeling like they are “Building the plane while flying it.” Like many districts, Katy ISD turned to the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to support students as they engage in eLearning.

 

In this webinar, Patty Sullivan (M.Ed., ATP) and Amy Traynor (OTR, M.A., ATP) from Katy ISD share their executable district UDL plan including:

  1. The district’s vision and action plan to make eLearning accessible
  2. Resources the district developed to implement UDL
  3. How to use accessibility tools across special and general education populations

Sign up for the webinar recording and come away with activities/ideas/strategies that support learning for ALL students!

About the Presenter

Patricia Sullivan, M.Ed, ATP

is the AT Team Leader at Katy ISD in Texas. Patty leads a large AT team Katy ISD— a TX school district with over 70,000 students. Her team supports students with AT needs in both communication and written expression. She has been certified as an Assistive Technology Professional since 2001. She is also a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant/ATP at West Houston Medical Center. Patty a Mainer at heart.

Amy Traynor, OTR, M.A., ATP

is a school-based occupational therapist, assistive technology professional, and most proud of her role as mom.  She began her occupational therapy career in August 2000, committed to success and participation for ALL students in the school setting.  Most of her years supporting students in school have been focused on assistive technology supports for literacy and physical access, specifically  in Katy ISD since 2013. As a parent of a child with dyslexia, she has a deep understanding and appreciation for the role technology plays for students who learn differently.