282. The Transformative Power of Universal Design for Learning: Featuring Katie Novak

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Join us for an enlightening conversation on the Aspire to Lead podcast with special guest Katie Novak as we delve into the transformative power of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Discover why UDL is essential in education and how educators can seamlessly integrate its principles into their teaching practices to benefit students of all learning abilities. We also explore the shift towards a student-led environment, exploring its benefits and strategies for implementation. Additionally, we tackle the challenge of minimizing distractions inherent in technology and discuss practical approaches for teaching students to navigate digital tools effectively. Don’t miss this insightful episode packed with valuable insights and actionable strategies for educators. Plus, learn more about Katie’s innovative projects like “Shift Writing Into The Classroom with UDL and Blended Learning” in collaboration with Catlin R. Tucker.

About Katie Novak

Katie Novak, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned education consultant, a graduate instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, and the best-selling author of 14 books on inclusive practices, with over 250K books sold worldwide. Katie designs and presents workshops both nationally and internationally focusing on the implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), inclusive practices, and universally designed leadership.

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About the author, Joshua

Joshua Stamper is the Training and Development Specialist for the Teach Better Team and manages the Teach Better Podcast Network. Prior to Joshua's current position, he was a middle school Administrator, classroom art educator, and athletic coach.

In addition to being on the Teach Better Team, Joshua is the author of Aspire to Lead, podcaster, leadership coach, and education presenter.