About

Since 2015, UDL@Dawson Community of Practice has welcomed and offered support to faculty and professionals of the Dawson community who wish to be more inclusive in their pedagogy. Every Winter semester, a new UDL@Dawson group is formed. Members meet on a regular basis throughout the term to further their understanding of the UDL model and to reflect on inclusive pedagogy.

The UDL (Universal Design for Learning) model goes well beyond the application of sound pedagogical practices; it is a new way …

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Since 2015, UDL@Dawson Community of Practice has welcomed and offered support to faculty and professionals of the Dawson community who wish to be more inclusive in their pedagogy. Every Winter semester, a new UDL@Dawson group is formed. Members meet on a regular basis throughout the term to further their understanding of the UDL model and to reflect on inclusive pedagogy.

The UDL (Universal Design for Learning) model goes well beyond the application of sound pedagogical practices; it is a new way of thinking about inclusion as a whole and applying it systematically to teaching. Certainly, the development of a new mindset requires effort, discussion, thinking with a long-term perspective, and questioning one’s own values and beliefs, but it allows for building a solid, lasting, inclusive educational approach. From our experience in applying UDL and assisting other teachers to adopt this approach, UDL provides considerable satisfaction and recognition of effort to both learners and teachers.

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The Latest from UDL

Resources, Portfolios and more

UDL to Change the World (1:03)

Hear from UDL practitioners from across the world about how they use the Universal Design to empower all learners.

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Universal Design for Learning Principles in Action (2:41)

Listen to Dr. Elizabeth Berquist – Innovation in Teaching Award Winner discuss UDL Principles in Action: Examples in Practice

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Maria Dikeakos's Portfolio

Each semester, each student in each section of each course is different. Different students have different learning styles.

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Portfolio de Chantale Giguère

Développer le cours le plus inclusif possible dès le départ me paraissait important, malgré l’ampleur du défi.

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Portfolio de Laura Niculae

Après 20 ans d’enseignement, j’ai décidé de faire un retour sur mes pratiques d’enseignement tout en découvrant UDL.

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Portfolio de Laetitia Desanti

Loin d’être séparées, ces expériences sont inextricablement liées et elles expliquent mon souhait de recourir à la CUA/UDL.

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Mission, Objectives & Procedures

Mission

UDL@Dawson CoP fosters and supports a shift in pedagogical paradigm aimed at implementing inclusive instruction through the Universal Design for Learning model (UDL).

Objectives of fellows

  • Work with colleagues in a safe and collaborative environment
  • Receive training and support throughout the process of discovering UDL
  • Reflect and apply a more inclusive pedagogy in at least one course
  • Produce a portfolio describing individual UDL journey to share with others

Procedures of the Community: it’s a yearly commitment!

  • Participation during the Winter Semester is on a volunteer basis. It is a session for training and reflection.
  • During the following Fall Semester, participation requires release time for the implementation of the UDL model in the course of one’s choice, and on-going reflection.


For the gathering picture left, from top left to bottom left :

Effie Konstantinopoulos (SAAC/UDL coordinator), Jessica Lim (Philosophy/Humanities)
Cathy Roy (Physiotherapy Technology), Chantale Giguère (French/E-Learning coordinator)
Jeff Gandell (English), Laura Niculae (French ContEd), Maria Dikeakos (Physics)
Laetitia Desanti (French), Laure Galipeau (French/UDL coordinator)
Catherine Soleil (French/UDL coordinator)

UDL Coordinators

Jeffrey Zeidel (Physical Education) - Winter 2019 Cohort
Jeffrey Zeidel (Physical Education) – Winter 2019 Cohort

Laure GalipeauFaculty Lecturer, French Department

Effie Konstantinopoulos – Pedagogical Counsellor, Student AccessAbility Centre

Catherine Soleil – Researcher / Faculty Lecturer

UDL Office Drop-in

Need more information come and meet us in person
Our office hours…

  • Wednesday from 13:00 to 14:00
  • Friday from 12:30 to 13:30

Location: 5E.21

udlatdawson@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

Review some of our current and past
UDL pedagogical portfolios