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UDL Conference

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2017 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 6th  Annual UDL Conference.  The conference will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Decter Center Forum, at McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland.

Our Sixth Annual UDL Conference is taking shape with a variety small course sessions scheduled to highlight application and technology use in elementary, middle, high school, and higher education classrooms across all learning environments. Hear ideas about how to plan, implement and evaluate 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.

We are pleased to have as our Keynote speaker, Ms. Tiffany Thompson, M.S. Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. Tiffany has over 15 years of experience in education, including experience as a classroom teacher, technology coordinator and instructional technologist. Currently, she consults and trains on instructional technology; facilitates online courses for Maryland State Department of Education; trains for Microsoft as an Innovative Educator Expert; and teaches in McDaniel College’s Curriculum & Instruction Department.

In her many roles, Tiffany has led school initiatives as well as research to support interactive/digital and mobile learning, written grants for digital technologies in her previous schools, planned and conducted numerous workshops, and presented at local and national conferences.

Her enthusiasm for developing 21st century learners and innovative educators has inspired her to begin development on an app for educators. She is always willing to assist novice and veteran educators in finding new and creative ways to incorporate technology into their teaching. Her philosophy is, “In order to improve rigor and relevance in the classroom, teachers must become proficient and comfortable in using technology to create innovative and engaging lessons that extend students’ personal limits and potential. Using various instructional technology tools is key in advancing 21st century skills.”