Universal Design for Learning: Basics, Barriers, & Beyond

In this online training, Dr. Don McMahon and Dr. Cyndi Caniglia discuss the basics of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and common barriers which are prevalent in K-12 classrooms for teachers and students. Throughout this online training, you will learn about (1) how UDL can address diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom, (2) the policy foundations of UDL, (3) strategies for implementation, (4) technology tools that can support UDL guidelines.  

Course Information

Estimated Time: 2 hours

Course Instructors

Don McMahon, Ph.D. Don McMahon, Ph.D. Author

Dr. Don McMahon is an Associate Professor of Special Education at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. His research interests include, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Inclusive Post secondary education, Wearable devices, Universal Design for Learning, Assistive Technology, and Instructional technology. At WSU Don McMahon coordinates the VR2GO Lab. He is one of the faculty mentors for the WSU ROAR postsecondary education program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities at Washington State University. Don graduated from the Special Education Ph.D. program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Don was a special education teacher for 7 years and then became an instructional Co-teaching coach for general education and special education teachers.

Cyndi Caniglia, Ph.D. Cyndi Caniglia, Ph.D. Author

Dr. Cyndi Caniglia is an assistant professor of Special Education at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. Cyndi has worked as an early childhood special education teacher, a resource room teacher, and an education specialist. For the past 20 years, Cyndi has worked with schools as an education consultant, assisting with effective literacy and instructional practices and with implementation of multi-tiered systems of support, including multi-factored assessment and data based instructional and decision making. Cyndi’s current research interests include teacher education preparation and Universal Design for Instruction in Higher Education and K-12.

One time purchase of Professional Develop (2 clock hours)