Lunch & Learn Event – Supporting Student Success through Inclusive Design: Content to Curriculum

Lunch & Learn - Supporting Student Success through Inclusive Design: Content to Curriculum (April 16, 12:00PM-2:00PM)

2019 Ally Tour: On the Road to IncluCity

Faculty are invited to attend the Lunch and Learn Faculty Development Opportunity next week as we have Blackboard Ally on campus as part of their national Ally Accessible Content tour called  “Supporting Student Success through Inclusive Design: Content to Curriculum” pm April 16, 2019, 12:00PM-2:00PM, room 3632, Flint Building.

There is limited seating to 30 participants and lunch will be provided so registration is required.  Register at the OES Blog Training page.

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Lunch & Learn

Supporting Student Success through Inclusive Design: Content to Curriculum

April 16, 2019, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Room 3632, Flint Building

Accessible content authoring is not only essential for students who use assistive technologies, but it also results in more usable, flexible content that can adapt to diverse student needs and devices. During the workshop, we’ll discuss some of the key terms and research around inclusive learning and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and the different ways Ally’s alternative formats and instructor feedback help support those learning goals.

Participants will then form teams and work on a series of accessibility and UDL challenges, focused around content authoring, content remediation, multimodal literacy, and curriculum design. At the conclusion of the workshop, each participant will leave with one strategy or idea to make their learning environment more inclusive for all their learners.

Luncheon provided. Limited seats. Registration required.

To register, go to and use the sign-up form to register for this event.

John Scott, Ph.D, is a Product Manager for Blackboard Ally.

Prior to joining the Blackboard Ally team, John completed his PhD in Learning Sciences and New Media at the University of California Berkeley, where he designed, taught, and researched online learning courses focused on collaborative learning, multimodal literacy, and Universal Design for Learning. He spent 4 years as a literacy and arts teacher in New York City public schools, earning a Master’s Degree in Special Education, and specializing in technology-mediated literacy and learning. He has published and presented at professional research conferences on digital literacies, networked learning, and global education. He is passionate about working with instructors in adopting new technologies in the classroom through research-backed pedagogy and critical design.

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