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Tuesday, August 1 • 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Bring it on: Cultural and Linguistic Variability

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How can we lower barriers to learning and respond to the variability of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students and second language learners? Using a problem-based approach (e.g., the use of scenarios, protocols, and/or posed questions), this session will focus on how the UDL framework applies to learner variability among CLD and second language (L2) learners. In small group discussions, participants will clarify aspects of learning that are shaped by culture and impacted by L2 development. Through examination of the UDL guidelines, participants will (1) explore elements of learner variability relevant to CLD students and L2 learners and (2) identify options for engagement, representation, and action and expression that allow CLD students and L2 learners to achieve academic standards. Participants will have time to reflect on their current environments and what steps they will take to enhance their learning environments and lessons using the information gained during this session.

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Loui Lord Nelson

President and Educational consultant, RAISE, Inc
My favorite thing to do is support educators, schools, districts, state departments, and ministries of education to utilize the UDL framework to improve student outcomes and support the growth of expert learners. My other favorite thing is producing the popular podcast UDL in 15 Minutes... Read More →
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Patti Ralabate

Author, UDL Implementation Specialist, PKR Professional Learning LLC
Dr. Patti Ralabate is the author of “Your UDL Lesson Planner: The Step-by-Step Guide to Teaching All Learners” and co-author of "Culturally Responsive Design: The UDL Approach" and "Your UDL Journey." After completing a Boston College - CAST UDL postdoctoral fellowship, she served... Read More →

Tuesday August 1, 2017 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Ballroom A&B