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Thursday, February 21 • 10:00am - 11:30am
UDLA: How LA County is universally designing support for implementing UDL

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Learner variability isn't just for kids, and to better support its constituents, The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) has developed a multi-tiered, universally designed approach to supporting schools and districts seeking to implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL). In this interactive presentation, Dr. McKenna will review the barriers to serving a diverse and geographically vast client base and introduce LACOE's efforts for overcoming them. He will outline Universal Design for Learning Academy, including how the tiered support model is being used, and explore how UDLA strives to “walk-the-walk” of UDL in its approach to learning. 

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Dr. James McKenna

Coordinator II - Inclusive Design, Los Angeles County Office of Education
James McKenna leads the Inclusive Design unit, part of LACOE's Division of Curriculum and Instructional Supports. As the unit name suggests, his current work focuses heavily on inclusion; he provides several options for the implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and... Read More →

Thursday February 21, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am PST
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