UDL Great lakes Event:

UDL-IRN Great Lakes Event: A Focus on UDL Coaching and Implementation October 23rd & 24th 8:30-3:30

UDL-IRN Great Lakes Event: A Focus on UDL Coaching and Implementation October 23rd & 24th 8:30-3:30

Interested in UDL Implementation?

Interested in transforming your learning environment?

Want to learn from educators, school teams, & national implementation leaders?


If yes, come to the UDL Great Lakes Event!

(October 23-24th in Macomb, Michigan)

Hear from the Great Lakes featured national speakers:

This special event is being co-convened across three Michigan Immediate School Districts (ISD) and the UDL-IRN.  Participants will network and learn with teachers, school teams, and national leaders. Different from the UDL International Summit, this event will provide individual participants and school teams the ability to spend two days focused on implementation of UDL across learning environments. Whether you are an educator, school leader, an instructional coach, teacher educator, or even a researcher.  This event will provide you a hands-on understanding of UDL. 

Some of the primary topics include:

  • Getting started on UDL implementation
  • Working toward school level implementation 
  • What UDL means for school and district level leaders
  • UDL instructional coaching
  • Growing & sustaining implementation


Learn from people on the ground that are implementing UDL.  


Day 1, Monday, October 23, 2017

  • Three areas of focus:

    • Getting started with UDL implementation
    • Setting up your school, team, and instructional coaching model
    • UDL for School & District Leadership 

  • Featured national speakers:

    • Joni Degner, UDL facilitator and ELA Teacher, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC), IN 
    • Bill McGrath,  Instructional Specialist, Montgomery County Public Schools, MD
    • Stephanie Craig- BCSC UDL facilitator and doctoral leadership fellow for University of Kansas 

  • Other highlights include:

    • Breakout and small group sessions with national speakers, implementers from the state of Michigan 
    • Educator resources and giveaways


Teacher Educators and Researchers Come Network & Engage with people in the fielD.


Day 2, Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Day two extends day one with a focus on UDL school implementation, team planning, coaching, and collaboration. Day two is customizable based on you and your team’s needs. Join national facilitators Stephanie Craig and Bill McGrath along with regional coaches, and national leaders from the IRN to support greater understanding and designing UDL implementation plans. The day’s format is based around:

  • UDL implementation tools and resources for teachers, coaches, and administrators
  • UDL Planning: Work with national & regional leaders in designing your team’s action plan.  
  • Dedicated consultation/coaching and personalized professional learning for you and your team.

Day two puts you in the driver’s seat! No matter where you are on the continuum of UDL Implementation this session is setup to support your growth and development through personalized support.

Macomb ISD
44001 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038     
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/dVrgFbHs4682 


*Special Note:*

If you are an educator from Macomb County and wish to register for this event please contact: shardin@misd.net

If you are an educator from Oakland Schools and wish to register for this event please contact bryan.dean@oakland.k12.mi.us -OR- angela.emig@oakland.k12.mi.us

where to stay

Hyatt Place Detroit/Utica
45400 Park Avenue
Utica, Michigan, USA, 48315
Tel: +1 586 803 0100
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Km9VSpBtPb32

Single = $96.00 (plus taxes)
Double = $99.00 (plus taxes)

Group reservation deadline: October 6th, 2017

Hotel Features

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free breakfast buffet
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • 24-hour StayFit Gym
  • 24/7 Gallery Market & Menu for dining around the clock
  • Coffee to Cocktails Bar offering Seattle’s Best® espresso roast, premium beers and tasty wines

Booking Link: https://detroitutica.place.hyatt.com/detzugudli2017.html
Or Call 586-803-0100 ext. 0 to book your room in the block by using the code G-UDLI or the group name MISD UDL/IRN Group

Hampton Inn and Suites Detroit/Chesterfield Twp.
45725 Marketplace Blvd,
Chesterfield, Michigan, 48051
Tel: +1 586 948 2300
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/R9LE54U4QpM2

Standard Room = $91.00 (plus taxes)

Group reservation deadline: October 6, 2017

Hotel Features

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free breakfast buffet
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Business center
  • Complimentary coffee and tea in the lobby 24 hours a day

Booking Link: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/D/DTTCFHX-ISD-20171022/index.jhtml
Or Call 1-586-948-2300 to book your room in the block by using the group name Macomb ISD


Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) is about 40 miles from the group hotels, and the event facilities are a short drive from the hotels (around 6 miles).