CONT691: Universal Design for Learning
Empower adult learners: applying UDL principles for effective teaching and leadership
This course provides an understanding of adult learning theory and related practical activities for teaching and training scenarios. You will explore principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how they can be applied to planning and delivering adult learning opportunities. At the end of this course, you will come away with practical tools for planning and delivering lessons to adult learners.
Who Should Take This Course?
This course is ideal for
- individuals who are responsible for planning and delivering adult learning opportunities, such as trainers, teachers and educators
- professionals who are interested in learning about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and its practical application in teaching and learning scenarios
- leaders who want to understand the role of a facilitator in the adult learning environment and how to build flourishing teams
- individuals who want to improve their decision-making skills and learn how to embrace failure as a crucial part of innovation and leadership
This course is delivered asynchronously online allowing participants to engage with flexibility at their own convenience. This method provides a balance between self-paced learning and structured coursework while promoting a supportive community where participants can share experiences and ideas.
This course will count towards completion of the Post-Graduate Certificate in Workplace Training and Development.
Students who complete the Post-Graduate Certificate will be eligible to receive advanced standing in the laddering option offered by the Faculty of Education.
Queen’s University Faculty of Education has designed this the laddering option as a customizable graduate experience, with the inclusion of three different credentials within one course. Laddering will allow you to progress through successive credentials while carrying forward course credits. Students can receive three different credentials: a Post-Graduate Certificate, a Graduate Diploma in Education, and a Professional Master of Education. If you follow the laddering system, you can earn all three credentials with fewer classes overall.
Course fees include
- full access to comprehensive course content
- timely feedback from a subject matter expert on assignments
- Shareable Badge of Completion (Queen's University)
- credit toward the Post-Graduate Certificate in Workplace Training and Development
Policies and more information
By the end of this course, you will be able to
- understand UDL and its three key principles
- explore the benefits of using a UDL framework
- apply three key UDL principles to teaching and learning tasks
- recognize the role of a facilitator in the adult learning environment
- apply planning and assessment in the adult learning environment
- consider challenges and solutions in the adult learning environment
- create original UDL teaching and learning tasks
Module 1: Intro to Universal Design for Learning
Module 2: Engagement Principle
Module 3: Representation Principle
Module 4: Expression Principle
Module 5: Planning and Delivery
Module 6: Workshop Design
|Session||Course Dates||Registration Deadline||Payment Deadline|
|Winter 2024||Jan 22, 2024 – Apr 05, 2024||Jan 12, 2024 at 4pm ET||Jan 17, 2024 at 4pm ET|
|Late Winter 2024||Feb 19, 2024 – Apr 19, 2024||Feb 09, 2024 at 4pm ET||Feb 14, 2024 at 4pm ET|
|Spring 2024||Apr 08, 2024 – Jun 07, 2024||Apr 02, 2024 at 4pm ET||Apr 04, 2024 at 4pm ET|
|Late Spring 2024||May 06, 2024 – Jun 28, 2024||Apr 26, 2024 at 4pm ET||May 02, 2024 at 4pm ET|
|Summer 2024||Jun 24, 2024 – Aug 09, 2024||Jun 14, 2024 at 4pm ET||Jun 20, 2024 at 4pm ET|
- Dates: Jan 22, 2024 – Apr 05, 2024
- Deadline: Jan 12, 2024 at 4pm ET
- Payment Due: Jan 17, 2024 at 4pm ET
Late Winter 2024
- Dates: Feb 19, 2024 – Apr 19, 2024
- Deadline: Feb 09, 2024 at 4pm ET
- Payment Due: Feb 14, 2024 at 4pm ET
- Dates: Apr 08, 2024 – Jun 07, 2024
- Deadline: Apr 02, 2024 at 4pm ET
- Payment Due: Apr 04, 2024 at 4pm ET
Late Spring 2024
- Dates: May 06, 2024 – Jun 28, 2024
- Deadline: Apr 26, 2024 at 4pm ET
- Payment Due: May 02, 2024 at 4pm ET
- Dates: Jun 24, 2024 – Aug 09, 2024
- Deadline: Jun 14, 2024 at 4pm ET
- Payment Due: Jun 20, 2024 at 4pm ET
While a postsecondary degree/diploma is not required, it is recommended for this course.
A smartphone or a computer with a web camera and microphone.
This course has no required resources.
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.