March 27-29 in Orlando, FL
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Wednesday, March 27 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Transforming High School Learning Environments: Year 5 of our UDL Implementation Journey

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The UDL Transforming High School Learning Environments (UDL-THSLE) project is a collaboration between César E. Chávez High School in Houston, Texas, the Region 4 (Texas) Educational Service Center (ESC), and All In, an education consultancy group. This pre-conference session will use a blended format to describe the fifth year of multi-year Universal Design for Learning project through the lens of the UDL leadership team, made up of school administrators, teacher leaders, regional support staff and UDL coaches. This session will guide participants through the phases of UDL implementation, with a specific focus on scaling UDL into practice in a large, urban high school. Participants in this session will explore a variety of resources related to UDL implementation including lesson plans, educator self assessments using the UDL progression rubric, teacher leadership PLC resources, school data, and professional learning materials. Note: This session is appropriate for those who may have attended the pre conference session in 2018. This session will specifically focus on scaling UDL in a high school. It is also appropriate for those new to UDL implementation as a second pathway will be offered to explore the phases of UDL implementation and related application in a high school.

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Elizabeth Berquist

Coordinator of Professional Learning, Baltimore County Public School District
Dr. Liz Berquist brings almost twenty years of experience in Pk-12 and higher education to her current role as Coordinator of Professional Learning for the Baltimore County Public School District (BCPS), where she designs and delivers professional learning for district leaders. BCPS... Read More →
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Kirsten Omelan

Senior Education Specialist, Region 4 Education Service Center (ESC)
Kirsten Omelan, Ph.D. has over twenty years of experience in special education. Ms. Omelan has practical K-12 experience as a special educator, department chair and supervisor for special education programming. She is currently a Senior Education Specialist at the Region 4 Education... Read More →
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Rene Sanchez

Principal, Cesar E. Chavez High School
Rene Sanchez is from Edinburg, located in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. He attended the University of Notre Dame for undergraduate, the Ohio State University for law school and the University of Texas for principalship. Rene has served in schools ranging from 500 to 3200, from rural... Read More →

Wednesday March 27, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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