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

Feeling like another term of changes, unknowns, and stressors ahead as an instructor? You are not alone. The Wellness Collaborative, Centre for Teaching Excellence, Centre for Extended Learning, Student Success Office, AccessAbility Services, and fellow instructors have partnered up to critically look at 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). The CoP will meet three times in the winter term, on Monday afternoons from 1:00-2:30 pm (specific dates outlined below).  

  • Monday February 13, 2023: The Difference Between UDL and Accommodations 

  • Monday March 20, 2023: Centering Student Voices 

  • Additional session TBA 

For more details about each session, see content below. 

Sessions will include presentations, panel discussions, practical starting places, and discussion opportunities to ask questions, provide critiques, or offer differing perspectives. It is important that we emphasize the community aspect – we want folks to bring their own examples of how they are already using UDL, or ideas that did not work as you had intended, and we can work together on what UDL may (or may not) have to offer. Please join us wherever you are on your journey.  

The CoP will be hosted virtually through Microsoft Teams and members can access resources and support asynchronously.  

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

Please note that you do not need to attend all three sessions to join the CoP, as our aim is to make this CoP accessible for all who are interested. We look forward to connecting with you! 

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