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Intended Outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of predicting barriers and planning for variability in lesson design.
  • Learn how to use the best practices of UDL to reduce barriers for ELs with disabilities which can lessen the need for interventions.
  • Begin unpacking lesson plans and systems to determine where we can add more options for engagement, representation, and action & expression in our learning experiences and environments that positively impact the outcomes of ELs and students with disabilities.

 

Katie Novak, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned education consultant as well as a practicing leader in education at the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District in Massachusetts. With 18 years of experience in teaching and administration Katie designs and presents workshops both nationally and internationally focusing on the implementation of inclusive practices, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), multi-tiered systems of support, and universally designed leadership. Novak’s work has impacted educators worldwide as her contributions and collaborations have built upon the foundation for an educational framework that is critical for student success.

 

Novak’s work has been highlighted in many publications including Language Magazine, NAESP Principal, ADDitude Magazine, Commonwealth Magazine, The Inclusion Lab, Think Inclusive, School news, the Huffington Post, Principal Leadership, District Administrator, ASCD Education Update, and School Administrator.

 

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