Universal Design for Learning and the Simplicity Cycle Webinar

On July 26, 2017, the BLC hosted an online webinar "Universal Design for Learning and The Simplicty Cycle" with guest speaker, Dianne N. Brown, the Social Science Research & Instruction Librarian at Tufts University. She holds an M.Ed with a concentration in online teaching and learning from Lesley University and an M.S. LIS from Drexel University. Her background in early and elementary education has developed into a lifelong commitment to constructivist educational practice. She considers herself a teacher first, and a librarian second.

During the webinar, Dianne N. Brown introduced two tools to help ensure instruction sessions/materials are accessible for all learners: Universal Design for Learning and The Simplicity Cycle. Using these tools in tandem helps create instruction materials that are clean and easy to use, and support students in the library classroom. A recording of the webinar with Dianne's slides is available here. To view Dianne's slides without the recording click here.

The Boston Library Consortium wishes to thank Dianne for sharing her knowledge on this exciting topic. If you have ideas for the Consortium to consider for future events on this or related topics, please email Jessica Hardin, the Program Coordinator for the BLC.