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Presented by: Candide Dovey, B.Ed., M.Ed., Special Education Consultant, Toronto District School Board

About the webinar: 

Students with learning disabilities represent the largest portion of students receiving special education support in schools; most of these students are integrated in regular classroom settings. Teachers faced with meeting the learning needs of a diverse group of students can feel overwhelmed and frustrated by the challenge. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that teachers and schools can use to support the inclusive classroom model. By building on student strengths and planning with the needs of all students in mind, including students with LDs, teachers can engage all learners, provide multiple entry points for learning, and allow for varied ways to “show what you know”. In this webinar, participants will review the basics of UDL and learn the importance of making learning accessible to all students and eliminating barriers to understanding and participation. By making sure all students are fully engaged you can enhance and enrich learning.

By the end of this session participants will:

  • Have an understanding of the principles of UDL
  • Learn how to apply the principles of UDL in a variety of learning contexts
  • Understand the value of technology in UDL


About the speaker:

Candide Dovey is a Special Education Consultant with the Toronto District School Board. Prior to her current role, Candide was seconded to the Trillium Demonstration School for students with severe learning disabilities. As a classroom teacher, resource teacher and consultant, she has worked with students, teachers and schools to support the needs of students with learning disabilities throughout her teaching career.