Postponed: USAID’s Universal Design for Learning Workshop

Learn evidence-based techniques to improve literacy skills for children with disabilities in low-resource contexts.

Postponed: USAID’s Universal Design for Learning Workshop
Toolkit for International Education Stakeholders: UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING TO HELP ALL CHILDREN READ

To ensure the health and safety of participants in light of the recent Coronavirus outbreak, ACR GCD has decided to postpone this workshop until a later date. You can register your interest here to receive updates on the new date and time. 


Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Literacy skills are a fundamental component of most daily living skills. However, most students with disabilities in low-income countries are not given literacy instruction. UNICEF estimates that 90% of children with disabilities have never received any form of education. Teachers are often not trained in how to effectively teach core academics, such as literacy, to students with disabilities. As a result, many students with disabilities are illiterate, as they have never been given the opportunity to learn and reach their full academic potential. To respond to this need, USAID published the Universal Design for Learning to Help All Children Read toolkit. The premise of this groundbreaking toolkit is that all children with disabilities can learn to read and should have equal access to quality literacy instruction in inclusive settings.

Purpose & Learning Objective:

The purpose of the training is to provide participants with evidence-based techniques that will improve literacy skills for students with different types of disabilities in the countries where we work. The learning objectives for this training include increasing participants’ knowledge of using:

  • Universal design for learning (UDL) to improve learning outcomes for students with and without disabilities
  • Evidence-based practices (including supports and services) for teaching and supporting literacy
  • Instructional strategies for improving the learning of students with different types of disabilities
  • Action planning for one’s own context to identify next steps and strategies to support the teaching of literacy in inclusive settings for students with disabilities, using the toolkit as a support document.

This is an in-person workshop only and will not be recorded.

Please note: Priority will be given to participants from USAID, World Vision and Australian Government (the ACR GCD partners).

Workshop Venue:

World Vision | 300 I Street NE | Washington DC  (Red line metro:  NoMa or Union Station)