Sustaining Efforts to Maintain and Bridge the Implementation of Universal Design for Learning from School to Work and Community!
Webinars are available on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month through December 2022. These are no-cost, one-hour live and on-demand webinars related to the use and function of UDL for post-secondary and transition students with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities and Autism.
Join us on Thursday, July 28, 2022 – Webinar Topic:
Self Determination and UDL
Dr. Jennifer Spencer-Iiams
Dr. Jennifer Spencer-Iiams is the Assistant Superintendent for Student Services in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District in Oregon and the author of the book, Leading for All: How to Create Truly Inclusive and Excellent Schools. She has been a teacher and educational leader for 32 years. She led significant transformation in her district in the movement to a full inclusion model that honors student strengths and promotes belonging. She has presented on models of inclusion at numerous conferences, served on statewide leadership groups focused on improvement in Special Education, and collaborated to support national educational reform efforts for higher education and educator standards.
Jennifer is a triple Duck, earning her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the University of Oregon. She is the child of educators and her mother was always active in improving her community. Jennifer is the youngest sister to five strong women. She lives in West Linn, Oregon with her husband, three grown children in the area, and her dog Gus.
Self-Determination Skills and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) are a winning combination for students. UDL provides opportunities for transition students and job candidates to have choices in three important areas of instruction: engagement, presentation of content, and share understanding.