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Universal Design for Leaders with Dr. Katie Novak

November 9, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - April 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Universal Design for Leaders with Dr. Katie Novak, Six Sessions Beginning October 5th

How can we utilize the principles of Universal Design as leaders? Participants will engage in six webinars with Dr. Katie Novak, an internationally recognized expert on Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and explore the following topics:

  • Utilizing UDL as a Leader
  • Teacher Evaluation Through the UDL Lens
  • Fostering True UDL Professional Learning Communities
  • UDL Leadership Self-Assessment
  • UDL Addressing Institutional Oppression
  • Leading the Process of Unlearning

The session will focus on usage and implementation of the UDL principles at their school site or district with opportunities to collaborate with others to share best practices. Two optional follow up county-wide networking opportunities and asynchronous follow-up work through the Alludo learning platform will also be available.

Alludo leverages gamification to encourage teachers, administrators, and staff to acquire new skills and experiences. By providing a fun, competitive, and self-paced environment, players are empowered to own their learning, choose topics aligned with their goals while collaborating with peers, earning badges, and gaining knowledge.


  1. Monday, October 5, 2020 | 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (90-minute session)
  2. Monday, November 9, 2020 | 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (1-hour session)
  3. Monday, January 11, 2021 | 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (1-hour session)
  4. Monday, February 8, 2021 | 3:30 p.m – 4:30 p.m. (1-hour session)
  5. Monday, March 22, 2021 | 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (1-hour session)
  6. Monday, April 12, 2021 | 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (1-hour session)
      Optional – County Universal Design Leadership Network Meetings:

    • Monday, December 7, 2020 | 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (1-hour session)
    • Monday, April 26, 2021 | 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (1-hour session)


Katie Novak, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned education consultant with 17 years of experience in teaching and administration, an earned doctorate in curriculum and teaching, and author of eight books, including the bestselling education book, UDL Now! and the recently released, Unlearning with Allison Posey. Katie designs and presents professional learning opportunities both nationally and internationally focusing on the implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), inclusive practices, and universally designed leadership.

Dr. Novak’s work has been highlighted in many publications including Language Magazine, Motherly, ADDitude Magazine, Commonwealth Magazine, AMLE Magazine, the Huffington Post, ASCD Education Update, and School Administrator.


November 9 @ 3:30 pm
April 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
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