Professional Development

Professional Development

Flexible & customized offerings on UDL and education leadership to meet your organization’s needs. Whether you need a conference keynote to 3,000 eager educators or an interactive workshops with intimate groups of five, Katie Novak is able to provide professional development tailored for your individual goals.

Books

Books

Katie Novak has authored three books on UDL, selling more than 20,000 copies worldwide. In her newest updated release, UDL Now!, Katie provides practical insights and savvy strategies for helping all learners meet high standards using the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

UDL Resources

UDL Resources

Get access to UDL Now! supplemental materials, lesson plans and more by joining Katie Novak’s UDL revolution. Learn how to use scaffolding, vocabulary-building, and student feedback to inform instruction. See how Katie uses the UDL Guidelines to plan lessons, choose materials, assess learning, and improve instructional practice.

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Katie practices what she preaches

You will laugh, you will engage, and most importantly, you will learn. These experiences are ones to look forward to if you are fortunate enough to attend any professional development designed and delivered by Dr. Katie Novak. Katie practices what she preaches, and that is all things Universal Design for Learning (UDL). You might be asked to attend a dinner party in the 1970s or line dance with a room full of strangers, but will do so while thinking about how to meet the needs of every single learner in your district, school, or classroom. Be prepared to put your thoughts into action and plan for learning, development, and implementation regardless of your role in education. Katie has the ability to validate every single participant’s interests, viewpoints, and understandings. Whether there are twenty or two hundred people participating in a professional development session, she will make sure it will meet the individual learning needs of all. If you do not have the opportunity to participate in a learning session with Katie in person, be sure to check out her books as well. Reading any of Katie’s books is like having a casual conversation with a colleague and friend. No matter the learning method, you will not be let down!

Gregory Boerio, Consultant State Support Team Region 5, Canfield, OH

Upcoming Events

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    Montpelier Public Schools

    Montpelier, VT
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    Joyce Kilmer K-8 School, Boston Public Schools

    Boston MA
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    16
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    CESA #4

    Wisconsin
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    California Department of Education, Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee

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    08
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    PDE Annual Conference: Making a Difference: Educational Practices that Work!**

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    13
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    AHEAD, UDL Keynote in Dublin, Ireland

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    UDL-IRN

    Orlando, FL
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    Moanalua High School**

    Honolulu
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    Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board

    Ontario, Canada
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    SST, Region 1

    Ohio

Videos

Core Edtalks: UDL - An Introduction

Edtalks: Universal Design for Learning

Yale School: Katie Novak Brings Us Up to Speed on UDL

Katie is exciting, engaging and practical

Katie Novak is an engaging, dynamic facilitator of professional development. She does not present or direct, she facilities the learning of others. Through her experience as a teacher and administrator, Katie is able to provide practical examples of the application of UDL and is able to engage participants in exploring their own knowledge and experience to enhance their learning. Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporations (BCSC) has been privileged to partner with Katie as a UDL facilitator at the BCSC UDL Summer Institute for each of the last 4 years. Katie is one of the summer UDL facilitators who BCSC teachers seek out year after year. In addition to her "in person" work with BCSC, her book UDL Now! was purchased for all 750 BCSC teachers as a hands-on resource for UDL implementation. BCSC also has created the option of elearning days and used UDL in The Cloud as a guide in many of the aspects of online course development. Katie is exciting, engaging and practical, but most important Katie causes you to think and explore your own beliefs and practices.

George Van Horn. Ed.D. Director of Special Education, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation Columbus, Indiana

Books

Katie Novak is an internationally renowned education consultant and author as well a practicing leader in education as the Assistant Superintendent of the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District in Massachusetts. Katie has 14 years of experience in teaching and administration and an earned doctorate in curriculum and teaching.