Dr. Katz is the author of three books: “Teaching to Diversity: The Three Block Model of Universal Design for Learning”, “Resource Teachers: A Changing Role in the Three-Block Model of UDL”, and “Ensouling Our Schools: A Universally Designed Framework for Mental health, Well-Being, and Reconciliation”. She taught in diverse classrooms from K-12 in Winnipeg and Vancouver for 16 years, including both special education and inclusive classrooms, in addition to working as a resource teacher and guidance counsellor. Dr. Katz is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at UBC.
F15 - Teaching to Diversity: UDL & The New BC Curriculum
Building inclusive learning communities requires that students see school as a place where they belong, are valued, and have something to contribute. The Three Block Model of Universal Design for Learning is an effective approach to classroom management, planning, instruction, and assessment that creates a compassionate learning community from K-12. The new BC curriculum will be modeled through a UDL lens – that is, we will explore how UDL can be used as a vehicle for implementing the new curriculum in ways that support diverse learners, reduce teacher stress and workload, and still meet assessment and grading requirements.