Conference Schedule

Wednesday May 31st

1.30pm registration opens at the Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI

6.00 – 7.30pm – Welcome Speeches from Organizing Committee

Keynote by Christina Bosch, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

W.A. Murphy Student Centre (MSC)

7.30 – 8.30pm – Reception

Thursday June 1st

9.00 – 9.50                          David Lepofsky plenary (Amphitheatre A)

9.50 – 10.15                       Morning coffee

10-15 – 11.05                     Breakout sessions

Bonnie Stewart (Consultant): Practice what you teach: UDL & Communities of Practice in Adult Education (Higher Ed)

Amphitheater A

Angela Burgos (Centennial College): UDL in Action at Centennial (K-12)\ Hanin Alahmadi (University of Windsor):Fostering Flexible and ICT-Enhanced Learning Environments in Ontario’s Secondary Schools (K-12)

Amphitheater B

Frederic Fovet (UPEI): UDL 101: The ‘Why?’ and ‘How?’ (All sectors)

Amphitheater C

Mylène DiPenta,  Tim Bargen & Ryan Pulsifer (NSCC):How Student-Designed Assessment Can Make UDL Easier for Students and Teachers

Room 287

11.15- 12.05                       Breakout sessions

Lillian Chumbley (Trent University): The impact of Cognitive Disabilities on Online Learning (Higher Ed)

Amphitheater C

Christina Bosch (University of Massachusetts, Amherst): Adventures in UX for Edu: Trading Stories, Tools, and Techniques

Room 287

Frederic Fovet (UPEI): Déveloper la Conception universelle de l’apprentissage en milieu francophone: défis, strategies et leçons (All sectors, FR)

Room 286

Asma Batool (McGill): Effective Strategies and Developmental Prospects in Universal Design Educational Models (All Sectors)\ Matt Hall (UPEI):  Design Challenge: Universal Design for Learning in an Engineering Design Course (Higher Ed)\ – Amphitheatre B

 

Terry Milton (NSCC) & Maggie Lyons MacFarlane (MSVU): The Myth of the Average Library User: a UDL Checklist for Academic Libraries (Higher Ed)\ Nicole Wadden Garland (UPEI): A Universal Approach to Universal Design for Learning: Shifting Perspectives (Higher Ed)

Amphitheater A

 

12.05 – 1.30                       Lunch

1.30 – 2.20                          Breakout sessions

David Leposky (Osgoode Hall Law School): Getting UDL effectively embedded at your school board, college, university or by your government (All sectors)

Amphitheater A

Ashley Clark & Christina Perry (UPEI): UDL Principles and English Language Learners: Enabling Success (Higher Ed)

Amphitheater B

Carla DiGiorgio, PhD (Cape Breton University): Shared lesson plan and unit plan development as a reflection of UDL approaches to teacher education: One faculty’s story (K-12, pre-service teachers)

Amphitheater C

Sandra Law (Athabasca University): A learning design approach to incorporation of UDL in course design (Higher Ed) /Frederic Fovet et al. (UPEI) A phenomenological exploration of in-service teachers’ expectations around UDL in Graduate Education (Higher Ed)

Room 287

2.20 – 2.45                          Afternoon coffee

2.45 – 3.40                          Breakout sessions

Robyne Hanley Dafoe (Trent University):  Improving the first year teaching and learning experience: The collaborative approach facilitated by Trent’s Centre for Teaching and Learning (Higher Ed)

Amphitheater A

Mylène DiPenta,  Tim Bargen & Ryan Pulsifer (NSCC): Student-Designed Curriculum, With Rigour and Without Instructor Burnout (Higher Ed)

Room 287

Denis Boudreau (Deque Sytstems): Crawling inside your students’ heads and designing for empathy (All sectors)

Amphitheater B

Dr. Pamela Courtney Hall (UPEI): Negotiating epistemic power and the curriculum we teach: The Reach of UDL (Higher Ed)

Amphitheater C

Pierre-Yves Barbier (Université de Moncton): Former à la recherche qualitative dans les modalités de la Conception Universelle de l’Apprentissage (Higher Ed, FR)

Room 286

4.00pm – Open Door gathering for all parties interested in the creation of a national non-profit association focusing on the promotion and development of UDL in Canada (Room 286).


Friday June 2nd

9.00 – 9.50                          Breakout sessions

Wendy Kraglund-Gauthier (Coady International Institute, St. Francis Xavier University): Using UDL and Adult Learning Theories to Create Inclusive Online Spaces in Higher Education (Higher Ed)

Amphitheater A

Scott Conrad (NSCC): Keeping Accessibility in Mind for your Online Courses (Higher Ed)

Room 286

Frederic Fovet (UPEI): Addressing the unexpected (Higher Ed)

Amphitheater C

Cassandra Fischer, Raffaat Ghanem  (Kells Academy): Overcoming obstacles to UDL in the High School Classroom A Technological Solution (K-12)

Room 287

Meghan Landry & Donald Moses (UPEI): Open Educational Resources: Why OER is important to UDL and how your Librarian can help (Higher ed)

Amphitheater B

9.50 – 10.15                       Morning coffee

10.15 – 11.05                     Breakout sessions

Nancy Miyagi, Susan Toews &Alison Burns (George Brown): Beyond the Classroom: Applying UDL to Academic & Student Services (Higher Ed)

Amphitheater A

Michael Hughes (ReadSpeaker): UDL, UX & Blended Learning: Does text-to-speech really help people learn? (All sectors)

Amphitheater B

Giovanni Savia (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain): Italy. Inclusive School and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) (K-12)\

Frederic Fovet (UPEI): Laying the ground for UDL – Introducing teachers to the social model of Disability (K-12)

Amphitheater C

Teresa Zhang (UPEI): Visitors or stakeholders: the role of UDL in acknowledging the voice of International students on Canadian campuses (Higher Ed)

Room 287

11.15- 12.05                       Breakout sessions

Sam Johnson (CAST): UDL and the work of inclusion: Inching closer to social justice within education (all sectors)

Amphitheater C

Sue Donner & Jennifer LeVecque (Camosun College): Redesign or Accommodation? (Higher Ed)

Room 287

Natalie Martiniello (Université de Montréal) : Bridging the Gap Between UDL Discourse and the User Experience: A Blind Student Perspective (Student Stream)

Amphitheater B

Michelle Chalupa, Jodi MacEachern, Kelly O’Brien & Kate Snyder, NSCC (NSCC): Networks of Support: Creating Professional Communities of Practice in a distributed community college environment (Higher Ed)

Amphitheater A

Lili Liu & Wenwen Lv (UPEI):  International Students you don’t quite know as well as you think: A look at the impact of a universal approach to instructional design? (Student Stream)

Room 286

 

12.05 – 1.30                       Lunch

1.30 – 3.00                          Closing panel (Amphitheater A)

Christina Bosch, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Researcher) Natalie Martiniello, University of Montreal (Student) (K-12) Carla DiGiorgio, Cape Breton University (Perspectives on K-12) Susan Toews, George Brown college (Higher Ed) Michael Hughes, ReadSpeaker (Technologist)