Refresher training for teachers on UDL

Nepal Disabled Women Association NDWA  has completed 3 refresher trainings on Universal Design for  Learning UDL for teachers teaching in public, special and resource schools. The trainings was organized three phase. purpose of the training has to facilitate addressing diversity and needs in children’s learning capacity by using high and low technology based on the principles of Universal Design for Learning UDL.

Three principles of The Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Multiple means of Engagement, Multiple means of Representation and Multiple means of Action and Expression to help improve the learning achievement of basic school children by localizing the universal design for learning. Another objective of this training is to enhance the capacity of teachers for widen the principle and uses of the high and low technology in the classroom.

Based on these principles, the teachers were taught in the training how to achieve the same learning by using low and high technology in the classroom with other children who are struggling in learning or have difficulties.

The training was facilitated through group work with the participation of the teachers themselves on the importance of principles of UDL, classroom management and Individual Educational Plan (IEP). Participants responded that group work and interactive methods in the training made the understanding of UDL principles clearer.

This refresher training has been organized for enhance and specialized skill on uses of high and low technology learning materials for about 96 teachers teaching in 49 schools of 4 districts under Bagmati Province who were already participated in the 3 days training.

Leveraging Existing Accessibility Resource in Nepal – LEARN Project This refresher training has been organized for 71 teachers of 46 schools under Bagmati province to improve the language and reading skills of all children of basic grades including children with disabilities.

The LEARN project is funded by All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD), a partnership of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), World Vision, and the Australian Government.

Teachers, who are teaching for basic level, participated from Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Dhading and Kavre. The training was given based on the training material prepared in collaboration with Center for Education and Human Resource Development (CEHRD)