Inclusive Design Certificate

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Inclusive Design encompasses the key elements of multiple teaching and learning approaches to offer a robust and accessible learning experience for all students. The principles of inclusive curriculum design focus on a proactive rather than reactive approach to course design and are founded in equity, collaboration, flexibility and accountability. This Certificate addresses the idea that students are not meant to fit into a traditional “one size fits all” model of education and that applying the principles of inclusive design will ensure that the range of student diversities, abilities, and needs are being met through a number of teaching and learning strategies.

The Certificate is comprised of seven 3-hour learning modules, a coaching session, and a reflection activity. Upon successful completion of these components, participants receive a Certificate of Completion.

  Note: The modules must be taken in the following order: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

 

IDC Module 1: Foundations of Inclusive Design

This module explores the role of inclusive design in optimizing the experience of all learners. Participants will be introduced to the universal design for learning (UDL) guidelines, which will be applied throughout the Inclusive Design Certificate program.  Participants will also explore the post-secondary student experience through discussion and simulation and will reflect on the importance of adopting inclusive design practices.

Fri., Sept. 22, 2017

9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

North: D236

No fee

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IDC Module 2:

Engaging Students

This module explores the impact of inclusive design on student engagement with a focus on active learning strategies that are effective for adult learners. Participants will ‘learn by doing’ as they discuss, reflect, and develop ways to engage their students.

 

Fri., Sept. 29, 2017

9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

North: D236

No fee

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IDC Module 3:

Planning Instruction Part One

This module introduces the fundamentals of planning instruction with a focus on inclusive design principles. Participants will discuss and reflect on barriers faced by students, and the importance of using learning outcomes to achieve flexible curriculum alignment.

Fri., Oct. 13, 2017

9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

North: D236

No fee

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IDC Module 4:

Planning Instruction Part Two


This second “Planning Instruction” module continues to explore the application of inclusive design principles to reach all learners. Participants will discuss and apply strategies for proactive, student-focused course and lesson design, including the creation of accessible documents.

Fri., Oct. 20, 2017

9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

North: D236

No fee
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IDC Module 5:

Assessing Learning Part One

This module introduces the fundamentals of assessment with a focus on authentic and differentiated assessment to maximize student achievement and engagement. Participants will explore assessment types and the importance of motivation when creating authentic and inclusive assessments.  

 

Fri., Nov. 3, 2017

9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

North: D236

No fee

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IDC Module 6:

Assessing Learning Part Two

This second “Assessing Learning” module continues to explore the fundamentals of assessment. Participants will discuss strategies and tools to measure learning outcomes and revise their own assessments to integrate inclusive design principles. This module will also focus on inclusive design strategies that can reduce the need for in-class and testing accommodations by making classroom tasks and assessments accessible to all learners.

Fri., Nov. 10, 2017

9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

North: D236

No fee
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IDC Module 7:

Technology to Support Inclusive Design

This module explores technology that can support inclusive design and engage learners in a meaningful way.  Participants will experience engaging software from both the student and instructor perspective, and will learn about the supports provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning, including the Creative Studio and our Educational Technology Specialist.

Fri., Nov. 17, 2017

9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

North: D236

No fee
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IDC: Coaching Session   Flexible Time TBD  
IDC: Reflection Activity   Flexible Time TBD  


If you have any questions please contact Katie Billard at katie.billard@humber.ca

NOTE: Registration is open.