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11/02/2023, Book Study: Unlearning:  Changing Your Beliefs and Your Classroom with UDL – Chapters 4 & 5

Date: 11/02/2023 Time: 4:00-4:50 Location: internet Type: Webinar


Unlearning: Changing Your Beliefs and Your Classroom with UDL  is a groundbreaking book that challenges traditional notions of education and provides practical strategies for creating inclusive and effective learning environments. Using the framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Posey and Novak guide educators through the process of unlearning old beliefs and assumptions about teaching and learning, and replacing them with new, more flexible and diverse approaches. With step-by-step guidance on designing and delivering lessons that meet the needs of all learners, as well as practical tips for building relationships with students and engaging families, this book is an essential resource for educators at all levels who are committed to creating more inclusive and equitable classrooms.

Session 3: Ch 4 Prioritize Engagement & Ch.5 Relight the Pilot Light to Unleash the Expert Learner

Learning Objectives

  1.  Understand the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how they can be applied in the classroom to support the learning needs of all students, regardless of their backgrounds or abilities.
  2. To explore the concept of unlearning and how it can help educators identify and overcome their own biases and assumptions, and create a more inclusive learning environment.
  3. To provide practical strategies and examples for implementing UDL and unlearning in the classroom, such as creating flexible lesson plans, using multiple means of representation and assessment, and fostering a growth mindset in students.


Kristin Leslie, ATP, MAT, OTR/L

Kristin Leslie is an occupational therapist and an assistive technology professional who is currently in the role of director at the Special Education Technology Center (SETC).  She has worked in special education in Washington state public schools for 23 years. Her leadership role at SETC includes providing guidance to administrators, families, and school teams on assistive technology tools and best practices to remove barriers to student learning.

Tracy Dabbs

Katie Dorr

Arie Werder


Email Sue Wright at the SETC office

Clock hours for this webinar and others in this series are available from ESD105 for a small fee. The following Professional Development Enroller link provides more information about clock hours: