“Invisible” Learning Disabilities in Higher Education: Teaching Universal Design Principles and Strategies through Web-Based Learning Modules
Abstract: What does accessible curriculum look like in a Higher Education Teacher Preparation program? With a grant from the US Department of Education, the Graduate Faculty at Bank Street College of Education have been examining their own teaching through the lens of Universal Design for Learning. This exploration has resulted in the design of three web-based learning modules providing information and examples of universally designed syllabi, assignments and instruction and an opportunity for the user to reflect on her own teaching. Participants will learn about Universal Design Principles, discuss the potential of multimedia for professional development and will be invited to review the modules, ask questions and provide feedback about the effectiveness of the modules for professional development.