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The ILN, together with the National League for Nursing, 
is the voice of nursing education today.

The ILN works towards improving nursing education and practice by:
     Providing a network for collaboration
     Providing information regarding upcoming educational opportunities for nurse       
     Providing scholarships and grants annually to faculty and students

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POSTPONED *Designing for Access, Designing for Inclusion*

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February 25, 2021 - 6 to 8 pm Central

This session is an introduction to the theory and practice of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Participants will be introduced to the concept of Universal Design, as well as its importance for equitable and accessible teaching and learning. We will survey some of the foundational research about UDL and formulate strategies by which we can incorporate its principles into our own course design and classroom activities. Finally, we will examine the available resources for UDL and commit to action steps that will help us begin (or expand) our use of UDL principles in our teaching.

 As a result of this session, attendees will:
  1. Gain an understanding of UDL?s foundational principles, and why they are an essential part of an accessible education for students
   2. Become aware of the importance of differentiated strategies in course design and implementation and articulate what those strategies might be in their own specific practice

3. Commit to specific actions to incorporate (or enhance) UDL in their teaching and design of their teaching and learning spaces
  4. Know where to go to continue development in UDL and find the communities of practice that can inform their work with UDL in the future.

 Presenter: Kevin Gannon, Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Professor of History at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. He is the author of Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto, published in April, 2020, as part of the Teaching and Learning in Higher Education series from West Virginia University Press.

Audience:  Registered nurses and others teaching health occupations

 CEU's pending through Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA

                    Providership:  Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #383     Full attendance is required; no partial credit awarded)                                                         

Please complete the registration form for individuals ($25)

or contact ILN for institutional registration information

($150 for 6-10 participants, $200 for 11 or more participants)

Iowa League for Nursing will invoice to your email via PayPal.

Contact with questions

Scholarship Recipients 2020

Jennifer Wing, Mercy College of Health Sciences: Professional Development Grant for 2020 NLN Summit

JoAnne Olsen Mercy College of Health Sciences: Professional Development Grant for CNE preparation and CNE certification 

Johanna Rubble, Unity Point - Des Moines: Nurse Tim Nurse Educator Scholarship towards her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Grand Canyon University

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