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FALL 2020

Universal Design for Learning in Career and Technical Education 

This course is for Career and Technical Education teachers, their partners from core classes, those that support special populations students, career counselors and all other educators interested in the power and practice of Universal Design for Learning.

Participants can expect to leave this course with a solid understanding of the theory of Universal Design for Learning, the Why, What and How of Learning, and with a practical implementation plan for transforming instructional goals, assessments, methods and materials to meet individual learner needs through the framework of Universal Design for Learning.

Instructors: Angie Koontz, School Counselor, & Mandy Taxis, Instructional Coach, Somonauk CUSD 432.

Class meets live via Zoom on the following Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
September 16, 23, and 30, 2020
October 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2020
November 4, 11, and 18, 2020

Participants are required to have a working video and audio feed during every class meeting. Attendance is required at all class meetings.

Participants who attend all class meetings and successfully complete the coursework can apply for graduate or undergraduate credit at University of St. Francis or be awarded 37.5 hours of PD credit towards ISBE educator license renewal.

Graduate and undergraduate credit requires the completion of assignments beyond what is required in the experience and a fee of $150 per credit hour. Total of $450 for the course. If interested in graduate credit, please register at the link below for course REAL 695 Z10. If interested in undergraduate credit, please contact Cassie Blickem at

University of St. Francis
REAL 695 Z10: Universal Design for learning (UDL) in Career and Technical Education

Space permitting, VALEES will accept registrations from non-VALEES member district educators.