Fifty Ways to Reach Your Learners Using UDL as a Guide

50 Ways to Reach your Learners - Little girl wearing blue glasses using a laptop computerMusician Paul Simon proposed 50 ways to exit a relationship. In this fast-paced and playful webinar, Judith Schoonover and Sally Norton-Darr proposed more than 50 strategies to ACCESS information using UDL as a guide, and developed multi-modal materials to introduce or expand upon information that is taught in the classroom. These practices engage students and set the stage for meaningful learning, and enable them to use alternative ways to organize, display, interact, and respond to information produces a greater understanding of concepts. Providing a continuum of response options gives every learner the opportunity to "have their say". Scaffolds created or displayed with everyday technologies such as mobile technology, commonly used software, web-based tools, and classroom manipulatives provide a multitude of creative opportunities in which learners can thrive.


Judith Schoonover, MEd, OTR/L, ATP, FAOTA, is an occupational therapist and former elementary school teacher. She is certified as an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) by RESNA and is a founding member of the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Assistive Technology Team. Judith has worked in schools for more than 42 years, and is currently employed by LCPS as a Specialized Instructional Faciliator-Assistive Technology. She has authored articles and chapters, and presented on the topics of school-based occupational therapy, transition, literacy and assistive technology internationally. Currently, Schoonover represents the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) on the National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities, and participates on AOTA's Transition and RtI Workgroups.

Sally Norton-Darr, MS, CCC-SLP, is currently an independent consultant for educational and assistive technology solutions who served for many years as an assistive technology trainer for Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia, and is also a nationally certified speech-language pathologist. Sally has worked in a variety of venues across the USA and abroad. She has presented internationally, regionally, and virtually to diverse audiences on a wide range of everyday to high-tech strategies, interventions, and solutions. Sally is a lifelong learner committed to the full spectrum of educational and assistive technology to provide practical solutions readily accessible to all learners. She is the co-author of several articles and the ISTE publication: The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm EDT
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Conference Code: 789 584 8249

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In this fast-paced and playful webinar, Judith Schoonover and Sally Norton-Darr proposed more than 50 strategies to ACCESS information using UDL as a guide, helping teachers develop multi-modal materials to introduce or expand upon information that is taught in the classroom. These practices engage students and set the stage for meaningful learning, which produces a greater understanding of concepts.