Day 1: Introduction to Universal Design for Learning
The first day of the three-day teachers’ training session on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with trainers Asif Khan and Mehrukh Malik started with an introduction to UDL. The trainers began the session by highlighting the importance of creating inclusive classrooms and how UDL can help educators achieve that goal.
The trainers went on to explain the three main principles of UDL: Multiple Means of Representation, Multiple Means of Action and Expression, and Multiple Means of Engagement. They emphasized that by using these principles, educators can create learning experiences that are accessible to all students, regardless of their learning differences.
The session also included practical examples of how to apply UDL principles in the classroom. The trainers demonstrated how to use different technologies and teaching strategies to provide students with multiple means of representation, action and expression, and engagement.
Day 2: Applying UDL in the Classroom
The second day of the training session focused on how to apply UDL principles in the classroom. The trainers began by reviewing the three main principles of UDL and then provided specific examples of how to apply them in different classroom settings.
The trainers emphasized the importance of using a variety of teaching strategies and technologies to support student learning. They demonstrated how to create inclusive lessons that engage students with different learning styles, abilities, and backgrounds.
The session also included small group activities where teachers were able to brainstorm and share ideas on how to apply UDL principles in their own classrooms. The trainers provided feedback and guidance to help teachers refine their ideas and make them more effective.
Day 3: Assessment and Reflection
The final day of the training session focused on assessment and reflection. The trainers discussed how to use UDL principles to create assessments that are accessible to all students. They also emphasized the importance of using assessments as a tool for learning, rather than just a way to measure student progress.
The trainers then led a reflection activity where teachers were able to discuss and share their experiences applying UDL principles in their own classrooms. Teachers were able to identify areas of success and areas where they could improve. The trainers provided feedback and guidance to help teachers continue to refine their teaching practices.
Overall, the three-day teachers’ training session on Universal Design for Learning with trainers Asif Khan and Mehrukh Malik was an informative and engaging experience. Teachers left the session with practical strategies and ideas for creating inclusive classrooms that support the learning needs of all students.