According to CAST, “Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.” In this interactive and informative session, Lauren will introduce the attendees to the UDL framework and provide examples of how using the framework impacts learning.

Concrete ideas and strategies will be discussed for those that teach or train in Academic and Public libraries. Attendees will walk away with practical ideas for how to implement UDL in their own teaching.

As a result of this program, attendees will:

• Recognize the main components of Universal Design for Learning
• Consider ways to apply Universal Design for Learning in their own teaching
• Reflect on what they want to change to incorporate Universal Design for Learning


Original broadcast March 31, 2020

Biography ~ Lauren Hays
Lauren Hays, PhD, is the instructional and research librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS where she enjoys teaching and being a member of her institution’s Faculty Development Committee. She has co-presented at the annual conference for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and was the 2017 speaker on SoTL for the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee’s Midwinter Discussion. Her professional interests include SoTL, teaching, information literacy, educational technology, library and information science education, teacher identity, and academic development. On a personal note, she loves dogs, traveling, and home.