Loui Lord Nelson, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized leader in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) implementation. A former special education teacher, she held the first known UDL Coordinator position for a school district, has taught online courses about UDL, completed her UDL post-doctoral fellowship at CAST (the creators of UDL), is a member of the CAST Cadre’, and is part of the UDL-Implementation and Research Network (IRN) leadership council. She has worked with K through higher ed educators across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Her publications include: Design and Deliver: Planning and Teaching Using Universal Design for Learning, “The role of technology in implementing universal design for learning”, Culturally Responsive Design for English Learners: The UDL Approach, and A Tree for All: Your Coloring Book of UDL Principles and Practice. She also hosts a popular podcast, UDL in 15 Minutes, listened to in over 44 countries.
Keynote Title: Designing for Diversity, Designing for Variability
Description: Are your students just like you? That’s doubtful. Are all of your students exactly the same? No, they aren’t. How, then, do you design a course that supports this diversity and variability? There are organizing principles you can use to design your courses so all learners can experience rich discovery and discussion. During this interactive keynote you’ll have time to explore some of those principles while gaining insights about the learning brain.