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Loui Lord Nelson, Ph.D.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Implementation
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While most of Loui’s work is through private contracts, this page lists institutes/summits that are open to the public as well as announcements about Loui’s creative work. Please click on the links to find out more:

Loui will facilitate and present at the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation’s UDL Summer Institute July 22-26, 2019

Topics will include:

Loui will present at The 5th Annual CAST UDL Symposium: Becoming Expert Learners August 7 – 9, 2018

Loui was on The 10-Minute Teacher Podcast with Vicki Davis! Listen here:

5 Essential Things Teachers Need to Know about UDL

Loui’s NEW Book is here!!

“While conducting training on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) for an international audience of educators, Loui Lord Nelson began employing the simple image of a tree using its roots and branches to express the entire UDL ecosystem.
The metaphor of the tree helped “minimize the language barrier” in a global setting, writes Nelson, author of the bestseller Design and Deliver: Planning and Teaching Using Universal Design for Learning. But the tree metaphor also provided a means to explain more effectively how to apply the UDL framework to any learning environment.
The result- A Tree for All: Your Coloring Book of UDL Principles and Practice – is a fun, engaging, and thought-provoking review of UDL theory and practice. Whether it is colorful…well, that’s up to you.”

UDL in 15 Minutes, the podcast
You want to learn more about UDL, but you don’t have time to sit down and read more stuff. PD is helpful, but you want more stories. You like podcasts, but who has an hour?  How about 15 minutes? For “UDL in 15 Minutes,” Loui interviews educators from around the world, asking them to tell their UDL story in under 15 minutes. She adds her insights throughout and makes specific connections to the UDL framework. This podcast has proven to be informative and engaging!