I'd like to call your attention to an event to be held this spring, organized by our own Laura Franklin and funded through a VCCS grant. It's a presentation by Jim Kain, an expert on universal design for instruction, titled, “Teaching Diverse Learners: Principles of Universal Design for Instruction.” In case you're not familiar with the concept, universal design is an approach to designing instruction so that it is flexible enough to meet the needs of students with many different learning styles. The more we can design our courses this way, the more easily our students will be able to succeed!
The event will be held on Friday, February 13. Save the date now and look for further information when we return to work for the spring semester.