While neurodiversity isn’t a novel concept in higher education, there is still a lot of confusion around its definition as well as its implications for the classroom and campus life. If you wish to build or improve the neurodiversity initiative on your campus, join us for this workshop where you will learn a variety of ways to support your diverse student body, including:
- How to build awareness of neurodiversity on your campus to propel the paradigm and mindset shift forward
- How to create a culture of student self-advocacy and agency
- Why Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a crucial framework to support the diverse needs of students in the classroom
- How to design flexible assessments that allow students multiple options to demonstrate their mastery
- What communication techniques you can use to enhance how students experience all areas of campus
You will leave this course with a new understanding of what neurodiversity means in higher education, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Optional Post-Conference Workshop | Designing for Diversity: Using Universal Design for Learning Principles to Enhance Curriculum
In this workshop, you will start by asking yourself what you want your students to be able to know or do and then work backwards, using the UDL (Universal Design for Learning) framework, to rethink how to present material and assess competency.