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The Universal Design for Learning Center at OCALI

The Universal Design for Learning Center at OCALI offers professional development, technical assistance, and resources to help design educational environments that enable all learners to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning.  

Upcoming UDL webinars are listed below:

2017 AERO One-Day Division Day Conference

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Ohio State School for the Blind

5220 North High Street - Columbus , OH 43214

The Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired of Ohio (AERO) is hosting a one day conference at The Ohio State School for the Blind on October 27, 2017. Sessions will cover diverse topics including: O&M, assistive technology, low vision and low vision devices, vision rehab therapy, assessment and reporting, making tactile books, recreation and leisure and much more. Come join us for a day of learning and fun! “Unique Divisions - One Goal”

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OCALICON 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - Friday, November 17, 2017

Greater Columbus Convention Center

400 N. High St. - Columbus, OH 43215

The 11th annual 3-day face-to-face gathering of state and national leaders, leaders, educators, parents, service providers, self-advocates, scholars, and policy makers to collectively focus on common concerns and share proven solutions that address issues and challenges experienced by individuals with autism, sensory disabilities, and low-incidence disabilities across their lifespan.

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BEST AT Forum For Families and Professionals

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Friday, November 17, 2017

Greater Columbus Convention Center

400 N. High St. - Columbus, OH 43215

The BEST AT Forum is a special event within OCALICON that focuses on braille literacy, assistive technology for students who are blind or visually impaired, the AT assessment process, and more. Exhibitor table displays on Thursday and Friday showcase the latest products, services, and solutions to support those who are blind or visually impaired. Six educational sessions on Friday feature the expertise and insights of parents, professionals, and students.

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Charting the LifeCourse

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Greater Columbus Convention Center

400 N. High St. - Columbus, OH 43215

Held in conjunction with OCALICON 2017, Charting the LifeCourse is a workshop developed BY FAMILIES to help individuals and families of all abilities and all ages: develop a vision for a good life, think about what you need to know and do, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives you want to live. Professionals are encouraged to attend to learn how today's choices, decisions, and experiences can impact the future.

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Using Practice Profiles to Monitor UDL Implementation

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

How can leadership teams determine if they are effectively implementing UDL? What does UDL look like? These questions can be answered with the use of practice profiles. During the creation and use of the practice profile, leadership/innovation teams work together to create and define their work which promotes a deeper understanding and connection to the innovation (UDL) along the way. 

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