CONT691: Universal Design for Learning


This course provides participants with an understanding of adult learning theory and related practical activities for teaching and training scenarios. At the end of the course, participants will understand principles of Universal Design for Learning and how they can be applied to planning and delivering adult learning opportunities. Participants will come away with practical tools for planning and delivering lessons to adult learners.


Course Outline

Module 1 – Intro to UDL (14 hours)
Readings,  Discussion Posts/Course Blog,  Module 1 Culminating Assignment

Module 2 – Engagement Principle (14 hours)
Readings,  Discussion Posts/Course Blog,  Module 2 Culminating Assignment,  Progress Report 1

Module 3 – Representation Principle (14 hours)
Readings,  Discussion Posts/Course Blog,  Module 3 Culminating Assignment

Module 4 – Expression Principle (14 hours)
Readings,  Discussion Posts/Course Blog,  Module 4 Culminating Assignment,  Progress Report 2

Module 5 – Planning & Delivery (14 hours)
Readings,  Discussion Posts/Course Blog,  Module 5 Culminating Assignment

Module 6 – Workshop Design (15 hours)
Reflection on Learning,  Module 6 Culminating Assignment, Final Progress Report


Course Schedule

Session Course Dates Registration Deadline Registration Status
Late Winter Feb 20, 2023 – Apr 21, 2023 Feb 19, 2023 Open
Spring 2023 Apr 10, 2023 – Jun 09, 2023 Apr 07, 2023 Open
Late Spring 2023 May 08, 2023 – Jun 30, 2023 May 05, 2023 Open
Summer 2023 Jun 26, 2023 – Aug 11, 2023 Jun 23, 2023 Open
Late Summer 2023 Aug 14, 2023 – Oct 06, 2023 Aug 11, 2023 Open

Late Winter

  • Dates: Feb 20, 2023 – Apr 21, 2023
  • Deadline: Feb 19, 2023
  • Status: Open

Spring 2023

  • Dates: Apr 10, 2023 – Jun 09, 2023
  • Deadline: Apr 07, 2023
  • Status: Open

Late Spring 2023

  • Dates: May 08, 2023 – Jun 30, 2023
  • Deadline: May 05, 2023
  • Status: Open

Summer 2023

  • Dates: Jun 26, 2023 – Aug 11, 2023
  • Deadline: Jun 23, 2023
  • Status: Open

Late Summer 2023

  • Dates: Aug 14, 2023 – Oct 06, 2023
  • Deadline: Aug 11, 2023
  • Status: Open

Registration will remain open until 4pm ET on the posted registration deadline date.


Application Requirements

While a post-secondary degree/diploma is not required, it is recommended for this program.

This course will count towards completion of the Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning. Completion of the post-graduate certificate gives students advanced standing into our Graduate Diploma in Education and Professional Master of Education through the SAGE program.*

*To receive advanced standing, students must meet all eligibility requirements as set out by the School of Graduate Studies and the Faculty of Education. Please visit https://www.queensu.ca/sgs/applications-admissions for more information about application requirements for Queen's programs.


Course Materials

This course has no required resources.


Accommodations

Applicants who require special accommodations are asked to:

  • Contact us at least 1 week prior to the start of the course to allow enough time for appropriate accommodations to be made.
  • Provide necessary documentation upon request.