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What is Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Why Do We Need It Right Now?

April 9, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


With the wide variety of students now entering higher education who have constant and varying demands on their time and attention, how can we reach and teach everyone? Even more so, how can we leverage the diversity of learners in our classes to create a better learning experience for all students with a richer, more nuanced understanding of our world? This workshop will introduce participants to the neuroscience based principles of Universal Design for Learning, how these principles are applied, and why it should matter to us and our students.

Speaker Biography:

Lillian Nave is a Senior Lecturer in First Year Seminar and UDL Coordinator at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She hosts the ThinkUDL podcast where she highlights the use of Universal Design for Learning strategies in higher education and beyond. Lillian teaches interdisciplinary courses that focus on art, politics, religion and intercultural competence and she has published book chapters and journal articles on faculty development, peace studies, and student-centered learning. She is overjoyed to work with AppState’s VITAL (Visiting, Instructors, Temporary, Adjunct, Lecturers) Faculty as a chief encourager and faculty developer, and has been a keynote speaker at several Teaching and Learning conferences in Higher Education including the Lilly Online Conference and the UDL in Higher Education Digicon.




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