UDL – What We Know and How to Grow? √ §
Part of the FDC Diverse Classroom & Advanced Topics Series!
Launched in February 2017!
Sessions in this series are designed to help you capture UMBC’s strengths in diversity to create vibrant learning environments--environments that effectively challenge and support every student. During interactive sessions, faculty and staff colleagues will help you address challenges and explore key questions, for example,
- How can you learn about your classroom audience to better connect with your students and reflect on their learning needs?
- How can you make your classroom more hospitable for all learners?
- How can you handle sensitive discussions in your classroom?
- How can you ensure that students from different academic and social backgrounds and with different physical and cognitive abilities experience classrooms where they are welcomed, challenged, and supported?
- aspire to make their classrooms more inclusive of our diverse student population.
Launched in September 2021!
Sessions in this series are designed to delve deeper into special topics that synthesize multiple research-based ideas for cultivating student learning. During these sessions, faculty and staff colleagues will support your efforts to energize your classroom with classic and cutting-edge pedagogical approaches that will help you to...
- Identify how to integrate complex learning science applications into your course design and delivery,
- Challenge your higher order thinking skills to investigate and assess new ways to foster student success, and
- Connect and collaborate with colleagues seeking to create exemplary learning exercises and environments across courses and learning opportunities.
- aspire to complicate and build on core pedagogical knowledge shared in other FDC programs, or
- wish to cultivate and apply learning research to innovative, engaging, and effective classroom practices.