UDL in 15 Minutes. Where educators share their implementation of Universal Design for Learning with host Loui Lord Nelson.
116: "While UDL is very aspirational, we still commit to it and do what we can"
Former guest Liz Hartmann from Lasell University and the Harvard Graduate School of Education shares how her understanding and implementation of the framework have evolved over time. She shares her thoughts on the dynamic nature of UDL and the need for educators to be flexible and open to growth.
115: Jana Nicol returns and shares how her roles have influenced her connection to UDL
Jana Nicol returns to UDL in 15 Minutes to share her experiences and growth through the use of the UDL framework. Her roles have changed over the last four years and have directly influenced her interpretation and application of the framework.
114: Business owners talk deeply about our nervous system and how it affects everything we do
The principle of Engagement is entirely rooted in the nervous system. Anne Bishop and Chantill Lopez use their deep knowledge of the nervous system to help educators tap into that critical piece of UDL all while using UDL to develop their own instruction. This is the second podcast of a 2-part series.
113:How these business entrepreneurs use UDL in their business design and their teaching
Anne Bishop and Chantill Lopez share their backgrounds with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and movement education as well as their experiences of applying UDL to their business, The Embodied Business Institute. By leveraging brain-based learning, motivation science, and the nervous system, they help entrepreneurs and educators create meaningful and sustainable businesses. Stay tuned for Part Two to learn more about their approach.
112: 24 years of collaboration. 64 collective years as high school teachers. Year 1 of UDL. Choice and co-created rubrics brought positive change.
Kelly Ackerman and Lisa Renz have collaboratively taught for 24 years and have taught 31 and 33 years respectively. They are also brand new to UDL. In this episode, share how they brought choice into their English II lessons and co-created rubrics with their learners. They also share their amazing results.
111: A trifecta: students understanding their own learning needs, gaining empathy, and creating inclusive and accountable learning processes.
Kelly shares her experience of guiding students to create “Brain Stories”, which help them understand their own learning needs and the needs of others. She also shares the benefits and challenges of co-creating rubrics with her students, ensuring inclusivity and accountability in the learning process.
So grateful for Loui’s voice and her desire to amplify the voices of others leading the way in UDL. Thanks for providing another option for helping us stay inspired and share more about how to reach all learners.
If only it were longer...
Loui does a great job of interviewing UDL experts and connecting their experiences to the larger UDL framework. This podcast is a wonderful resource for those that are looking for fresh ideas on how to design classroom lessons that reach all learners.
Great podcast for educators
This is a great podcast for anyone educating K-12 or post secondary. Discussion is practical and applicable for all. Looking forward to future episodes!