A New Approach to Universally Designing Curriculum in High School Classrooms


Session Dates

Wednesday March 23, 2022 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Webinar

This session focuses on the practical “how to” of setting up your high school classroom in a way that supports diverse learners, including students with low incidence disabilities and their teachers. A practical, five step process for planning, instruction, and assessment of classrooms that integrate evidenced based practices into one simple method is outlined. In addition to academic instruction, the "three-block model" of UDL will also be covered. The “three block model” includes methods for building classroom climate and school-based social and emotional skills, including developing students’ sense of belonging/connectedness, social skills and understanding related to interpersonal connection, and ability to work collaboratively with others. In these current times, it is difficult for students to learn academic content, given the effects of the pandemic, without a continued focus on social and emotional regulation, learning, and skill development.


  • Describe how to use the UDL framework with a focus on how to include students with low incidence disabilities in high school environments.
  • Identify and use the five steps for planning, instruction, and assessment to include high school students with low incidence disabilities in the UDL framework.
  • Describe how to apply an innovative approach to UDL, called the “three-block model” of UDL, which integrates academic and social/emotional learning.

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 abauerlein@pattan.net

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Vicki Knight, PhD BCBA

Event Contact:


Annette Bauerlein

Content Contact:

Kristin Starosta