Portuguese American Journal

UDL: 2012 International Conference in Ponta Delgada – Azores

The 2012 International Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Conference: Innovation in Education and Language Learning will be held in Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal on September 6 and 7, 2012.

The 2012 UDL Conference provides a venue for international collaboration, innovation in 21st century education, as well as thinking about the latest information in research, policy and educational practice with a special focus on the ways that UDL can be used to support teaching- learning Portuguese in the communities around the world. This conference also provides an inclusive and dynamic forum for educators and others to network and share information in a variety of sessions, workshops and poster presentations that will benefit learners everywhere.

The keynote-speaker for the conference will be the UDL pioneer Dr. David Rose a distinguished American neuro-psychologist, and a prominent researcher who teaches at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education where he has been on the faculty for more than 25 years. In 1984, Dr. Rose co-founded CAST.org, a not-for-profit research and development national organization located in Wakefield, Massachusetts. CAST.org is the birthplace of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Universal Design for Learning or UDL is a powerful, innovative, evidence-based framework that provides educators with effective tools and blueprints that provide all individuals equal opportunities to learn (at any level of education). UDL is recognized at the highest levels of education in the USA including the White House and it is having a profound impact on teaching & learning.  In addition, UDL is now influencing educational policy and practice throughout the United States and beyond from Pre-K to University Levels.

This initiative is sponsored by the Government of the Azores (Portugal) in collaboration with CAST.org (United States), the Portuguese World Language Institute at Lesley University (United States) and the University of the Azores (Portugal).

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