Exhibit 4.4.i: UDL

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Exhibit 4.4.i: UDL
What is the Universal Design for Learning Professional Development Network at TU?
The Universal Design for Learning Professional Development Network at Towson University (UDL PDN) is designed to support faculty
in building capacity in UDL as it applies to course delivery in higher education.
Components of the UDL PDN include:
 Professional development (e.g., face-to-face, online PD collections)
 Just in time support provided by UDL Facilitator
 Campus-wide Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) led by UDL Coaches
 Professional learning and instructional resources offered through a UDL Exchange (online tool)
UDL PDN at TU Goals
1. To align instructional practices with the UDL framework.
2. To enhance instructional practice by collaborating with colleagues in professional learning communities.
3. To show positive change in faculty beliefs, knowledge, and skills related to UDL.
What is the timeline for the first year of the UDL PDN at TU?
 Fall 2013: Initial half-day introduction to UDL, open to all campus.
 November 2013: Applications reviewed for core group of coaches.
 December 2013 and January 2014:
 Three (3) face to face coaches workshops (dates TBD, please complete doodlepoll).
 Bookstudy and online discussion: UDL Theory and Practice: http://udltheorypractice.cast.org/login
 January 15, 2014: Towson University January Conference ** UDL coaches are strongly encouraged to attend the keynote
with Dr. David Rose and breakout sessions on UDL**
 January 15 - 31, 2014: PLC members recruited from all colleges at TU.
 February, March, April, May 2014:
 Coaches will meet with PLCs (dates determined by coaches).
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UDL facilitator will provide coaches with agendas and materials for PLC meetings.
PLC members will be required to complete a product designed using the UDL
framework (e.g., digital learning modules, flexible syllabi, flipped lectures, etc.;
additional information will be provided).
Summer 2014- additional professional development will be offered as
needed/requested.
What are the roles and responsibilities of UDL PDN members?
Office of Academic Innovation
1. Work with CAST and UDL facilitator to design UDL PDN plan.
2. Explore additional funding/grant opportunities related to UDL.
3. Assist with materials and resources for professional development sessions.
4. Provide funding for coach and PLC stipends.
5. Support marketing and dissemination of products created by UDL PDN.
Facilitator
1. Plan and deliver campus wide professional development.
2. Plan and deliver professional development and facilitation workshops for coaches.
3. Serve as a liaison between OAI and UDL Coaches.
4. Design PLC agendas and assist coaches with facilitation.
5. Share models of instructional/course materials created from available templates designed by CAST.
6. Provide online support through UDL Connect.
7. Be available to coaches for just-in-time support.
Coaches
1. Attend UDL and facilitation workshops in December and January.
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Read UDL: Theory and Practice and participate in online discussion.
Work with the UDL Facilitator to support a cross-campus PLC in the Spring of 2014.
Create instructional/course materials from available templates designed by CAST, and share these materials with PLC.
Participate in educator surveys and interviews.
PLC Members
1. Participate in a thriving Professional Learning Community (PLC) which includes:
o Participation in face-to-face and online professional development.
o Active engagement in an online community that provides supports and resources for UDL implementation.
2. Create instructional/course materials from available templates designed by CAST, and share these materials with PLC.
3. Participate in educator surveys and interviews.
UDL Coaches
Yellow Shading = Unit Faculty
Last Name
College of Education
Fewster
Holman
First Name
Title
Department
Darlene
Katherine
Dr.
Dr.
Special Education
Special Education
Guerrero
Judith
Dr.
Early Childhood Education
Hickey
Michael
Dr.
Instructional Leadership & Professional Development
Maras
Bonnie
Ms.
Educational Technology & Literacy
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College of Fine Arts &
Communication
Halligan
Emily
Ms.
Art + Design, Art History, Art Education
Simon
Kathryn
Dr.
Music
College of Liberal Arts
Aseltine
Scheuerman
Elyshia
Heather
Dr.
Dr.
Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice
Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice
Fracasso
Mosser
Maria
Elizabeth
Dr.
Ms.
Psychology
Psychology
Wesner
Willis Hepp
Melissa
Bethany
Ms.
Dr.
Family Studies & Community Development
Family Studies & Community Development
Cook Library
Holmes
Claire
Ms.
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UDL PLC List
Heather
Scheuerman
Kathryn
Simon
Heather
Skelley
Kathleen
Stein
Jeremy
Tasch
Ocie
WatsonThompson
Melissa
Wesner
Brenda
Conley
[email protected]
CLA
SOAN
Assistant Professor
[email protected]
COFAC
Assistant Professor
[email protected]
COE
Music
Early
Childhood
Education
[email protected]
COE
[email protected]
CLA
SPED
Geography &
Environmental
Planning
Early
Childhood
Education
Family
Studies &
Community
Development
[email protected]
CLA
[email protected]
COE
ILPD
[email protected]
I am seeking to learn new and
innovative teaching techniques
that will allow all students to
learn.
Lecturer
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Professor
Clinical Assistant
Professor
Visiting Assistant
Professor
I teach methods classes for the
SPED Department and currently
model using UDL in the
classroom. However I would like
to expand my knowledge of UDL
and enhance my ability to model
UDL in my courses.
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