UDL Protocols and Assessment with Allison Posey

by Universal Design for Learning

Meet In Person
May 07, 2024 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
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at 8:00am

Course Fee


Course description

Don't miss this exciting UDL workshop with National Speaker Allison Posey on May 7, 2024 in Wichita, KS 

Allison PoseyAllison Posey is an international leader for implementation of Universal Design for Learning. She works at CAST, where she collaborates to apply current understanding from brain research into instructional practices. Prior to CAST, Allison was a life science teacher in high school and community college settings and still teaches at Lasell University. She received a degree in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and is author of Engage the Brain: How to design for learning that taps into the power of emotions (ASCD, 2018) and Unlearning: Changing your beliefs and practice with UDL (CAST Publishing, 2020).

Allison Posey is being paid an honorarium and travel expenses for this presentation. Allison Poseym has no relevant nonfinancial relationships.

Universal Design for Learning Protocols and Assessment 


Agenda and Description

In the course of the busy school routines, it can be challenging to analyze our own lessons for barriers. In addition, it can be challenging to find time to make instructional changes to our lessons that can make them more flexible, accessible, and engaging for students.  In this morning session, you will have the opportunity to experience how to use video and student feedback to analyze one of your own lessons. We will use UDL to reflect on how the design supports the full range of students in your classroom to build background, participate, and engage in the learning goals. We will use the UDL Guidelines as a common lens for analyzing barriers and developing flexible pathways for learning in your classroom.

8:30-9:00 – Welcome, introductions, and warm up

9:00-10:00 – Why flexible, accessible formative assessments matter. Tips and strategies to make your assessments more flexible and accessible.

10:00-10:15 – Break

10:15-11:30 – Why engaging, authentic formative assessments matter. Tips and strategies to make your assessments more engaging and authentic.

11:30-12:15 – Lunch Provided 

12:15-1:15 – Introductions and review of a sample classroom lesson

1:15-1:30 – Break

1:30-2:30 – Break out groups: Work on your own lesson

2:30-3:00 – Sharing ideas and how to take next steps to bring this process to your current lesson design and work

3:00-3:15 – Final reflection

3:15-3:30 – Conclusion and information about the UDL Project Strand


Approved for 4.5 hours continuing education clock hours for  Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.

Learning Objectives

After completing this session, you will be able to: 

  • build on your understanding of the importance of formative assessments
  • Gain strategies to develop flexible, accessible formative assessments.
  • Gain strategies to develop engaging, authentic formative assessments
  • Describe the “UDL lens” for approaching formative assessments
  • Understand how to use student feedback and video to analyze barriers in a lesson
  • Apply UDL to your own lesson
  • Experience how to use goals to reduce barriers in your lessons
  • Discuss how you can take this process and apply it more to your lesson design.


Refund Policy

Registration may be cancelled up to 14 days prior to the event for a full refund. Cancellations received within 14 days of the event will not be refunded. No-show registrations will also not be refunded.


May 07, 2024 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Check In
at 8:00am
8:30am - 3:30pm
John Bardo Center - room 264 - on the WSU Campus
1800 Innovation Blvd., Wichita KS
Meet In Person 4.5 Professional Learning Contact Hours
Janet Peters
Allison Posey

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