Designing for Inclusion

Course description:

Research has shown that learner variability is predictable and can be planned for. With this in mind, how can we as educators proactively plan and design learning experiences that are welcoming, accessible, and engaging for the widest range of learners?

In this course, educators explore how to use Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and inclusive practices to proactively design welcoming learning spaces for all learners.

Course dates:

Open year-round! This course is self-paced and can be completed anytime within three months of registering.

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Who it's for:

  • Teachers (K-12, any subject)
  • Instructional technology coaches
  • Instructional designers
  • Instructional coordinators / Curriculum developers / Curriculum specialists

Course details:

  • Course length: 1 hours
  • Cost: FREE for a limited time!
  • Course style: Self-paced

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Course Author: Rhianon E. Gutierrez

Rhianon E. Gutierrez (she/her) is the Director of Digital Learning for the Boston Public Schools. In this role, she supports staff, teachers, and students by providing them with access to technology tools, resources, and learning opportunities. She has taught media arts and technology to elementary through adult learners. Rhianon’s lived experiences with disability have informed her work as a national advocate, speaker, and consultant. 

An award-winning documentary filmmaker, she has worked across museums, theatres, and cinema to develop accessible digital content and advise on disability inclusion strategies for stage, film, television, games, and interactive content. She presents nationally on the topics of Universal Design for Learning, digital learning, and media access and representation. Rhianon served as the 2020-21 President of the ISTE Inclusive Learning Network and was named a 2018 ISTE Emerging Leader and 2020 Inclusive Learning Network Outstanding Educator.