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Listen and learn : Lecture

Saturday, December 5, 11:45 am–12:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Lisa Berghoff  
Every classroom has students who struggle with learning. In this session, you will learn the UDL framework, which describes best practice for teaching all students and how best to integrate technology and accessibility tools in your classrooms. This is a must-see for anyone teaching remote or hybrid!

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Professional developers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Google Chrome
Topic: Universal Design for Learning/differentiated learning
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Special education
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
  • Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Currently, every single teacher has students in their classroom who are struggling. They may have an identified disability but they may not. Participants will walk away from this session with a solid understanding of the Universal Design for Learning framework AND a wide variety of edtech tools that can be employed in the classroom to help every student learn. They will learn about free, online edtech tools that they can use in order to carry out the best practice strategies in the UDL guidelines. Using the UDL guidelines as the roadmap, participants in this session will walk away with knowledge of some of the best edtech tools and chrome accessibility tools that will make their students successful. I have given many sessions of this type and the feedback has always been overwhelmingly positive.


Overview of UDL and the three learning networks in UDL. Audience polling tools, video, and infographics will be used. 15 minutes
First network, the Affective network (the why of learning) will be explained by showing examples and tools such as Soundtrap, SeeSaw, Wonderopolis, and TedEd (just examples) 10 minutes
Second network, the Recognition network (the what of learning) will be explained and examples and tools such as Read&Write, Snapverter, EdPuzzle, Flippity and Screencastify. 10 minutes
Third network, the Strategic network (the how of learning) will be explained and examples and tools such as Equatio, Canva, and Adobe Spark will be shown and demonstrated. 10 minutes
I will close with an amazing video which fits in and explains the need to eliminate barriers. 5 minutes
Peardeck will be used throughout the presentation with interactive prompts.

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Lisa Berghoff, Highland Park High School

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