Centennial is a private college located in Montreal Quebec. Its mission is to develop autonomous resilient learners through collaboration and innovation. In order to achieve this mission the College has adopted the philosophical framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
UDL is an educational framework based on research in the learning sciences that guides the development of flexible learning environments that can accommodate individual learning differences. UDL is intended to increase access to learning by reducing physical, cognitive, intellectual, and organizational barriers to learning. In supporting students’ academic success, the UDL framework guides Centennial College in designing programs, curriculum, courses, assessments and instructional content to meet the needs of all students.
Centennial also uses technological tools to meet our goals through the specific and systematic use of Omnivox, Kurzweil, Dragon, and Powerpoint. UDL has helped shape services, pedagogical development and administrative and staff policies and procedures. UDL is Centennial’s framework for student success.
Anika Maloni, Teacher and Administrator at Centennial College, will discuss how Universal Design for Learning has shaped teaching and learning at the college in the effort to meet the needs of a growing population of diverse learners.