Dyslexia & Dysgraphia
Universal Design for Learning
Learning is For Life
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In this session, we will discuss the critical first step to implementing Universal Design for Learning (UDL): start with the goal. With a clear goal, there are countless opportunities to design with flexibility to ensure learners can get there! We will model this process using practical examples for flexible materials.
Luis Pérez is a technical assistance specialist at CAST. He holds a doctorate in special education and a master’s degree in instructional technology from the University of South Florida. Luis is a Past-President of the Inclusive Learning Network of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which named him its 2016 Outstanding Inclusive Educator. He was also recognized with an ISTE Making It Happen! Award in 2020. Other recognitions include Apple Distinguished Educator (2009) and Google Certified Innovator (2014). Luis has published three books on accessibility, mobile learning and UDL: Mobile Learning for All (Corwin Press), Dive into UDL (ISTE) and Learning on the Go (CAST Publishing). He currently serves as an Education and Learning strand advisor for the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA).
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Allison participates in the development of content and materials to support the design of learning experiences to reach and engage neurodiverse learners. She leads professional development programs and opportunities to implement Universal Design for Learning and works to integrate current understandings from brain science with instructional practices. Allison is the author of Engage the Brain: How to design for learning that taps into the power of emotion (ASCD, 2018) and Unlearning: Changing your Beliefs and Your Classroom with UDL (CAST Publishing, 2020).