A UDL Approach to Disciplinary Literacy (K-Grade 12)

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Irene Heffel
Date:August 30, 2021
Time:1:00 pm to 2:15 pm MDT
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 21-DD-SSD-IH-290
Focus: Curriculum Implementation District Days Pedagogy

About this Learning Opportunity

A disciplinary literacy approach emphasizes the specialized knowledge and abilities possessed by those who create, communicate, and use knowledge within each of the disciplines. To address the needs of diverse student populations and to help all students access mandated curriculum, educators may consider Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a key to disciplinary literacy instruction.

This session will address and outline specific UDL elements of representation, expression and engagement with practical takeaways to use in the classroom.

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator

Irene Heffel is a literacy consultant and educator with over 35 years of experience at all levels. She has worked with both elementary and secondary teachers to implement best practices in curriculum, assessment and Backward Design.