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Earn Your Graduate Certificate in Universal Design for Learning

Acquire the tools you need to embrace learner variability, proactively identify barriers, and unlearn the beliefs, skills, and systems that prevent all students from learning and innovating.

Earn a certificate in Universal Design for Learning from The Penn Literacy Network of The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. In these courses, we'll share the power and promise of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the Innovator’s Mindset and provide learners with options, choices, and opportunities to reflect, create, connect, and innovate. This certificate program consists of 2 courses, each worth  1.13 Course Units = 4.5 Continuing Education Graduate Credits. Courses are provided in cooperation with:

Novak Education
George Couros

Spring 2022 Program Courses

Pricing: $1850/course

Group pricing available for groups of 10+. For more information, contact us!

UDL & Innovation

Spring 2022- ONLINE - PLN 41A

Building a Strong Foundation for Universal Design for Learning and Innovation 

Implementing UDL

Spring 2022- ONLINE - PLN 41B

Implementing Universal Design for Learning  in Today’s Classrooms 

Implementing Universal Design for Learning  in Today’s Classrooms

Implement UDL
January 13 - April 14
Registration: Open
Registration Deadline: January 14, 2022
Contact us for late enrollments
Spring 2022 - PLN 41B

1.13 Course Units = 4.5 Continuing Education Graduate Credits

This course will introduce the key concepts of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and give you the knowledge you need to approach planning through the lens of UDL, regardless of your learning environment. Whether you teach students, adult learners, or are in higher education, the principles of UDL will support the development of learning experiences that allow all learners to access high-quality teaching and learning that is empowering, innovative, culturally sustaining, and linguistically appropriate. Whether you teach face-to-face, in a hybrid environment, or remotely, proactively identifying barriers and eliminating them through design will help to create more equitable learning environments for all learners. Each module will include a variety of resources to increase options for representation and increase engagement throughout the course. Additionally, there will be numerous options for action and expression so all course assignments are relevant, authentic, meaningful. 

Building a Strong Foundation for Universal Design for Learning and Innovation

Innovate with UDL
January 12 - April 14, 2022
Registration: Open
Registration Deadline: January 14, 2022
Contact us for late enrollments
 
SPRING 2022 |PLN 41A 

1.13 Course Units = 4.5 Continuing Education Graduate Credits

The course will provide an overview of skills and competencies needed to support implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in the learning communities we serve. With a focus on the four components of the core of teaching and learning, modeled after the best-selling book, Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator's Mindset, the course is designed to help to scale the core through the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Each module will include a variety of resources to increase options for representation and increase engagement throughout the course. Additionally, there will be numerous options for action and expression so all course assignments are relevant, authentic, meaningful.

Course Facilitators

George Couros
GEORGE COUROS

George Couros is an “Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant”, speaker, as well as the author of “The Innovator’s Mindset” and “Innovate Inside the Box.”  Formerly, George was the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning with Parkland School Division, located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada. George has over 20 years of experience as an educator, in a myriad of roles from K-12. He is passionate about distributed leadership and believes that creating a collaborative environment with all stakeholders will help to ensure that we meet the best needs of all children.

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Katie novak

Katie Novak, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned education consultant and a former Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Massachusetts. With 20 years of experience in teaching and administration, an earned doctorate in curriculum and teaching, and ten published books, Katie designs and presents workshops both nationally and internationally focusing on the implementation of inclusive practices, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), multi-tiered systems of support, and universally designed leadership.


Quick Facts

How many credits do I receive for the program?

4.5 continuing education graduate credits/course - or 9 credits total for the full program.

Do I need to take both courses?

If you are looking to earn the graduate certificate in Universal Design for Learning, then yes! If not, then no - just choose which course you are interested in and sign up! You can always change your mind later as well if you are interested in taking the 2nd class another semester to receive your certificate. 

I live in another time zone/my schedule is unpredictable right now, will that be an issue?

There are synchronous and asynchronous lessons within the course. We will schedule synchronous sessions to meet the needs of most. If you are unable to attend, all sessions will be recorded.

Do you offer group pricing?

Yes - you will receive a discount of $100 off per person for groups of 10 or more for each course (or $200 off/person for the certificate program).

Does it matter which class I take first?

No, you can take both classes at the same time, or one at a time in any order that you would like.