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2016 Universal Design for Learning Conference

"UDL is for ALL Learners: Applications for ALL Learning Environments"

Graduate and Professional Studies at McDaniel College is proud to announce our 5th  Annual UDL Conference.  The conference will be held on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland.

Our Fifth Annual UDL Conference is taking shape with a variety of individual concurrent sessions scheduled to highlight theory to practice in elementary, middle, high school, and higher education classrooms across Maryland and Pennsylvania. Hear ideas about how to plan the UDL way!  Learn how schools have banded together to create UDL focused learning environments. Join us to explore more about what current practitioners are doing in their classrooms, schools, districts, and in higher education settings to create thriving UDL learning environments.

We are pleased to have as our Keynote speaker, Nicole Tucker-Smith, UDL Cadre Member and Lessoncast Founder. Nicole Tucker-Smith is cofounder and CEO of Lessoncast, a teacher-learning platform that serves educator preparation programs, schools districts, higher education, and education organizations. She leads Lessoncast’s work to provide customized professional development tools that showcase and support implementation of effective teaching practices. Nicole is also a UDL Cadre member and national presenter, sharing practical strategies to facilitate coaching and build capacity. Nicole has also served as a teacher, program coordinator for JHU Center for Technology in Education, supervisor of parent support services, assistant principal, system-wide coordinator of professional development for Baltimore County Schools, and adjunct professor for Johns Hopkins University. She publishes via her blog, http://www.lessoncast.com/author/nicole/, where she’s written extensively about scaling innovation in education.

2016 UDL Conference Agenda

"UDL is for ALL Learners: Applications for ALL Learning Environments"

8:30 am to 4:00 pm

8:30 a.m.


9:00 a.m.


9:15 a.m.

Keynote Speaker Ms. Nicole Tucker-Smith

10:30 a.m.


10:45 a.m.

Session I

12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion "Focus on Current Trends in UDL Implentation

2:15 p.m.


2:30 p.m.

Session II

3:45 p.m.

Evaluations and Certificates of Attendance Distributed

4:00 p.m.

Conference End


2016 Concurrent Sessions Topics

Concurrent Session I:
Concurrent Session II:


Register online today at: REGISTER - 2016 UDL Conference

UDL registration Qcode

Registration Deadline:  Monday, October 16, 2016

Registration will not be processed until the $75 Non-refundable registration fee is received via check, or online payment. You will receive an email confirmation. 

  1. To pay by check, make check payable to McDaniel College
    Mail to:

    McDaniel College
    Graduate & Professional Studies
    c/o UDL Conference
    Merritt Hall
    2 College Hill
    Westminster, MD 21157
  2. To register online, follow the prompts for credit card payment
    Follow these steps:
  • Type Cardholder's first and last name in Cardholder boxes

  • Type UDL in the McDaniel Student ID box

  • Type UDL in the Invoice # box

  • Type UDL in the Description box (If card holder is different from attendee, please type both the attendee’s name and UDL in the Description box

  • Type Credit card # (Visa, Discover or Master Card)

  • Click Expiration date box

  • Type security code in the CCV box

  • Enter payment amount in the Amount box: $75.00

  • Complete cardholder Billing information fields and click Continue to submit payment and receive receipt

Cancellation Policy

The $75.00 registration fee in non-refundable. Please submit all cancellations in writing to gradcur@mcdaniel.edu. Substitutions or name changes can be made at that time.

Opening Faculty Meeting
August 22, 2017, 12:00 am
Introduction Convocation
August 23, 2017, 12:00 am
August 23, 2017, 12:00 am
Involvement Fair at Red Square/The Quad
August 30, 2017, 5:00 pm
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