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UDL Summer Short-Course - REPLAY ON DEMAND

UDL Summer Short-Course - REPLAY ON DEMAND


Please note: This event has now commenced. Late registrations will be accepted, however please be aware that the end date (28th February) applies to all registrations regardless of sign up date. Access details will be provided to the registered attendee within 24 hours. 


You asked... we listened!

We know many of you were disappointed to have missed out on our exciting (and sold out!) UDL Summer Short-Course that commenced on January 1st. We've been totally blown away by the response and wanted to find a way to provide access to as many people as possible.

We're so pleased to be able to offer the UDL Summer Short-course REPLAY ON-DEMAND for the month of February. You'll have access to the exact same content as the January participants and you'll be able to watch it on the days and times that suit you best. 

Course details 
Universal Design for Learning is a framework for inclusive education that aims to lower barriers to learning and optimise each individual’s opportunity to learn. This short-course will examine how educators can use the UDL framework to plan lessons, choose materials, assess learning, and improve instructional practice to ensure that all learners can access and participate in meaningful, challenging learning opportunities.

Who should attend? Teachers, Curriculum Leaders, School Leaders

Featuring Katie Novak

Katie Novak, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned education consultant, a practicing leader in education, and author of 8 books on inclusive practices and Universal Design for Learning as well as an internationally recognised expert on UDL implementation. 

Your registration includes: 

  •  5 hours of on demand online professional development sessions (Webinars recorded during round 1 of the sold out summer short-course in January)
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • BONUS digital resources – readings and resources to support your learning

Course content 

Session 1
Beginner's Guide to Universal Design for Learning - presented by Amanda Corby

This session will provide an overview of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework for those who are new to the world of UDL. The session is designed to provide an overview UDL, including the UDL guidelines, in preparation for the following sessions. The session will look at the scientific insights into how humans learn, and how this research underpins UDL, including learner variability and the three networks of the brain. This session is optional viewing, serving as an introduction to UDL and will be available on demand throughout the duration of the UDL Summer Short-Course.

Session 2
Unlearning: Tried and True Practices to Embrace UDL - presented by Katie Novak

  • Understand core components of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) through the Unlearning cycle and how "knowing" UDL is different than "understanding" UDL
  • Reflect on the value of having options and choices as a learner in a universally designed learning experience

Session 3
Equity by the Design: The Power and Promise of UDL for All Learners - presented by Katie Novak

  • Understand how the implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can eliminate inequities and foster inclusive practice and equity in our classrooms and schools.
  • Learn how to apply the first steps in beginning social justice and equity work in our classrooms and learning communities.
  • Make connections between UDL and social justice in our schools.

Session 4
UDL Design: How to Ensure All Learners Reach the Highest of Expectations - presented by Katie Novak

  • Learn about the iterative UDL design process and how it can be applied in your learning environment
  • Create wildly important goals to create more inclusive, equitable learning environments with lead measures that will get you there!

Session 5
Universal Design for Learning in the Australian Context - presented by Loren Swancutt

Ensuring all students have access to, and are making progress within their age-equivalent curriculum, is an important aspect of the realisation of inclusive education. This session will focus on how curriculums in the Australian context (Australian Curriculum, Victorian Curriculum, NSW Curriulum) are designed to be universally accessible and relevant for all learners. Practical ways of working with and applying curriculum components will be explored to demonstrate the application of Universal Design for Learning principle. This will include demonstration of curriculum adjustments at varying levels of intensity, and the flexible ways in which students can interact with content and demonstrate their learning.  


Terms and Conditions

Access details will be provided by email on 1st February 2021.

  • Illume Learning takes no responsibility for emails not received due to errors or typos. Attendees should contact in the event access details are not received. 
  • Webinar replays will be available until midnight Sunday 28th February 2021. No extensions will be available. Refunds will not be offered in the event of non-attendance. 
  • Cancellations must be made in writing to 
  • Cancellations received by 5pm 31st January 2021 will be entitled to a refund of the online event fee minus a $30 administration fee
  • Cancellations received after 5pm 31st January 2021 will not be eligible for a refund.


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