October 18 from 8:30am to 4:30pm

"We can’t prevent all the challenges students will face, but we can help to alleviate them by designing a learning environment that leaves no room for failure. Empowerment is the ultimate goal of UDL!"
- Katie Novak

Join the UNK movement to student-centered and empowerment-based learning that invests in the success of every UNK student, faculty, and staff member. We are working together to transform our teaching and campus practices, remove barriers, and provide inclusive learning environments that promote belonging and the personal and professional advancement of students.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Inclusive Excellence, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Technology, College of Education, and Graduate Studies & Academic Outreach.  

Located in the Ponderosa Room, Nebraskan Student Union 

This event is free and open to all UNK faculty, staff and students and members of the community. Registration is required for planning purposes.



8:30am – 10:00 am

Reach Everyone and Teach Everyone with Universal Design for Learning


10:30am - 12:00 pm

Universal Design for Learning across Campus


1:00pm – 2:30 pm

Secrets of Universal Design for Learning at Scale


3:00pm – 4:30pm

Expert-Level Universal Design for Learning

About the Speaker

About the Speaker

Thomas J. Tobin helped found the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring; he is an internationally recognized scholar, author, and speaker on technology-mediated education. Learn More

"UDL isn’t about erasing differences to make 'one size fits all' lessons and assessments. It’s about recognizing barriers, naming them, highlighting them, celebrating them, and designing for them."
- Katie Novak