Jose Blackorby, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Research and Development
Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series—The Center for Research on Families welcomes Jose Blackorby, Ph.D., who will present "Universal Design For Learning 2017: A Framework Grows Up," which will describe the current status of Universal Design for Learning policy, practice, research and implementation, as well as new challenges the field faces that come with growth.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) began 15 years ago as a vision associated with CAST, Inc. (Center for Applied Special Technology) and a small group of researchers and policymakers. It is being increasingly adopted by schools as well as by curriculum and technology vendors. This is a new era for UDL on many fronts, which brings new opportunities, along with new challenges, as it becomes a mature field.
This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series. The Center for Research on Families (CRF) is an endowed interdisciplinary research center in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series brings internationally recognized speakers with expertise in family research to campus each year. The lecture series began in 1999 through an endowment established in memory of Tay Gavin Erickson.