2015 Conference Highlights: Supporting Student Success

Each week between now and the 2015 MLA/DLA Conference, we’re highlighting one of the conference sessions sponsored by ACRL MD. The conference will be held from May 6-8 at the Clarion Resort Hotel in Ocean City, MD.  For more information on the conference, please take a look at the conference program (PDF). To register, visit the MLA conference page.

Supporting Student Success: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Your Library
Friday, May 8
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an instructional design framework focused on accommodating learner variability, removing unintentional barriers to learning, and developing expert learners. The UDL framework suggests flexible goals, methods, materials, and assessments which transform teaching and learning. The presenters believe that infusing UDL into information literacy instruction supports students’ learning and mastery of critical information literacy concepts. The presenters will model UDL techniques as they introduce the UDL framework, help attendees take stock of their current information literacy instruction methods and introduce resources available to implement information literacy curriculum and assessment. Participants will explore UDL, incorporating the active learning and self reflection that ensure learners’ success.

This program is worth 2 contact hours of continuing education.

Presenters:

Claire Holmes - Research & Instruction Librarian, Towson University
Claire Holmes – Research & Instruction Librarian, Towson University
Sarah Gilchrist - Research and Instructional Librarian for Visual Arts and Education, Towson University
Sarah Gilchrist – Research and Instructional Librarian for Visual Arts and Education, Towson University
Sarah Espinosa - Residency Librarian, Towson University
Sarah Espinosa – Residency Librarian, Towson University
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