Universal Design for Learning
Dr. Linda Macaulay is the Instructional Technologist at Elizabethtown College (PA).
Trey Mireles, Psychology Instructor and the Arts and Sciences Accelerated Program Coordinator for Madison College
Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, and others
Join us for an active exploration of how course designers and instructors can implement Universal Design for Learning principles as a key component to effective course design and delivery in face-to-face, online and blended classes. Participants will discuss why “less is more” and how using Universal Design for Learning will foster learner success.
Define the three Universal Design for Learning principles.
Examine course design strategies to enhance student success.
Identify technology tools that allow for Universal Design for Learning implementation.
More about our guests:
Dr. Linda Macaulay is the Instructional Technologist at Elizabethtown College (PA). She has over 15 years of experience teaching in online, blended, and traditional higher education programs. Before coming to the college, she taught graduate and undergraduate educational technology courses and was also an elementary teacher for eleven years. Her background in leadership for change, technology, and learning theory provides a broad base of knowledge to support faculty as they work to enhance their face-to-face, blended, and online courses with innovative teaching strategies and technology. She states that she is a “teacher first, techie second” because it is good teaching and course design that makes all the difference for student success. She lives in Landisville, PA with her husband, son and foster children and enjoys listening to Kenny Rogers’ music and camping with her family to unplug and recharge.
What started out as a young kid working as a teaching assistant in a summer school class grew into a love education. Trey Mirelesʼ formal path to becoming an educator began with a Bachelorʼs degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During this time he had the opportunity to work with students with physical and emotional disabilities while working in special education in the Madison school district. Completing an MS in Educational Psychology from Capella University provided a theoretical background to support the instructional practices he models and shares. Trey currently works at Madison Area Technical College as a Psychology Instructor and the Arts and Sciences Accelerated Program Coordinator. His strengths as an educator and leader in the field of innovative learning strategies has led to additional opportunities to shape the direction of instruction at Madison College and within the Wisconsin Technical College System. His expertise has been recognized and shared at additional conferences and workshops both locally and nationally.
Treyʼs unique experiences and degree allow him to combine an understanding of social sciences and neuropsychology to education. This allows him to provide valuable insights into how the mind works and how to leverage this understanding to become a better educator.
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