Quarterly Conversation #4
Thursday, December 6, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Blue Valley Instructional Design Lab, Hilltop Campus
7700 W. 143rd Street
Overland Park, KS 66223
Creating Engaging Learning Experiences Through Universal Design for Learning
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a scientifically based framework focused on proactively designing environments for all learners. The framework has been adopted in learning environments throughout the United States and beyond. It is recognized in research and policy as providing a stable foundation for student-centered approaches. Dr. James Basham will provide an overview of UDL, discuss its role in the design of modern learning environments, and provide a high-level understanding of implementation. These topics will be contextualized across district, school, and classroom settings.
Join us on Thursday morning, December 6 at 7:30 am to experience the Instructional Design Lab in the Blue Valley School District for this important conversation.
The Instructional Design Lab at Blue Valley’s Hilltop Campus is a space intended to unleash the inner creative genius and amplify learning for all who enter. In the lab, students and staff are encouraged to engage in the hard and messy work of creativity. Through the design thinking and project-based learning element of critique and revision, students experience a transformation of learning that results in higher levels of engagement and ownership. The goal is for every learner to embark on an epic journey focused on curiosity, self-discovery, collaboration, creativity, feedback, revelations, and empowerment as companions.
We are excited to host Dr. Basham in a space focused on creative, engaging learning experiences. We look forward to seeing you for this important conversation and will have some time at the conclusion of the event to give our guests the opportunity to help steer the direction of our Kansas City Chapter in 2019.