Universal Design for Learning (UDL) & Wellbeing Community of Practice

Each term we are faced with changes, unknowns, and stressors in the learning environment. The UDL Framework helps mitigate some of these stressors for students and instructors alike. To support wherever you are on your journey with UDL, the Wellness Collaborative, Centre for Teaching Excellence, Centre for Extended Learning, and fellow instructors have partnered to examine how UDL can (and cannot) support holistic wellbeing in the learning environment. We invite you, instructors and others who support the learning environment, to join us in a Community of Practice (CoP).

In our inaugural six sessions (2021-2022), we examined the origins of UDL and how to begin implementing UDL practices for wellbeing in teaching and learning spaces.

We truly value and appreciate the energy around UDL for wellbeing across campus and therefore, want to continue emphasizing the community aspect of this group; this is a space where folks can bring their own examples of how they are already using UDL, or ideas that did not work as you had intended. Everyone is welcome to join our sessions, whether they use UDL approaches now, plan to use them in the future, or simply want to learn more.

As we continue to unpack UDL as a tool for creating equitable and inclusive learning environments, the UDL and Wellbeing Planning Committee recognizes the various challenges to instructor wellbeing within the current campus landscape. Therefore, we welcome you to attend our upcoming session:

  • Thursday, February 29, 2024 | UDL as a Framework to Amplify Instructor Wellbeing

To get involved in the CoP, please complete this brief Qualtrics survey.  

We look forward to connecting with you!

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