Including Low Incidence Students in STEM Using a Universal Design for Learning Framework


Session Dates

Wednesday May 04, 2022 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Webinar

This session focuses on practical methods for teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) across grade levels through the lens of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The presenter will demonstrate how to include individuals with diverse learning needs, including low incidence students, in STEM courses and curriculum within the planning, instructional, and assessment stages, using both innovative and “tried and true” methods. The presentation will show a step by step model of instruction that can be used throughout various grade levels. Teachers will walk away with a deeper understanding of how UDL can be applied in STEM, from developing the "big ideas", essential questions, and goals for all students in the classroom using unit and lesson plans. Ready-made resources, lesson plans, and assessments/rubrics will be shared; videos, discussions, and role-play will be used.


  • Describe how to use the UDL framework in STEM across grade levels, with a focus on how to include students with low incidence disabilities.
  • Identify the steps for planning, providing instruction, and giving assessments, using both innovative and evidence-based methods.
  • Describe how to apply a step by step approach designing their own annual, monthly, and daily lesson plans using a variety of resources, activities, and examples.

Target Audience

Special Education Teachers; Speech Therapists; General Education Teachers; Supervisors/Administrators; Parents, Guardians, Family Members; Paraprofessionals; School Psychologists; Related Service Provider Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Annette Bauerlein, at 610-878-7211 or

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Vicki Knight, PhD BCBA

Event Contact:


Annette Bauerlein

Content Contact:

Kristin Starosta