1 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). 2 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. 3 2. 3. 4. 5. 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 4 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. 5 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.