The Goodwin community isn’t just about education; our faculty and staff commit themselves to inclusivity and growth by enhancing their practice as instructors and professionals — fostering accessible, student-centered educational environments that meet the needs of diverse learners. Devoted to … Continue reading Through the Lens of UDL — 6 Universal Design for Learning Stories from Goodwin Faculty
Most people can agree that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to learning. Some individuals are visual learners, some are auditory, some are kinesthetic, and still others learn best by reading and writing. Furthermore, learning styles are shaped and influenced by … Continue reading 10 Instructional Designer Skills and Knowledge Needed for a Successful Career
Instructional design is a field of study that involves the careful development of educational materials and experiences. It is valuable to the function of schools and classrooms, as well as workplace learning environments. Without instructional designers, we would not have … Continue reading What Does an Instructional Designer Do?
When we think of the people leading our school systems, teachers and administrators often come to mind. While these professionals are at the forefront of education, there are many lucrative careers behind-the-scenes that might be of interest to you. Instructional … Continue reading How to Become an Instructional Designer
Almost everyone can agree that individuals learn differently. Learning style differences are formed from various factors, including age, neuro-diversity, socialized gender norms, race, income, geographical location, and much more that we don’t fully understand. These factors lead to learning preferences, … Continue reading What is Universal Instructional Design?
More often than not, teaching is the first role that comes to mind when considering an educational career. However, teachers are not the only ones who serve the school. In fact, many administrators, principals, and other leadership faculty work behind … Continue reading The Importance of Teacher Leadership (and Where You Might Fit In)
Any student or alumni can tell you that Goodwin University is a unique place. From the expert instruction of our faculty to our readily available support services, the Goodwin community goes above and beyond to cultivate an inclusive educational environment. … Continue reading Big Improvements, Small Adjustments — Stories from Goodwin’s UDL Fellows
Becoming a leader in teaching takes a blend of classroom experience, an interest in educational policy and management, and an advanced understanding of applied learning theories. Excellent handling of a classroom as a teacher is only one part of this … Continue reading How to Become a Leader in Teaching and Education
How to Build Meaningful Relationships in Online Classrooms with Universal Design for Learning By Robert LeGary Jr. Director, Master of Education Program, Assistant Professor, Senior Teaching Fellow As the availability of online education continues to grow, there remains skepticism about … Continue reading “It’s All About Relationships”: Building Student-Faculty Relationships
Robert LeGary Jr., Ed.D, Director, Master of Education program, and Diana LaRocco, Ed.D, Director of the Goodwin Institute for Learning Innovation, Dean, School of Applied Liberal Arts and Social Science Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an educational framework based … Continue reading Goodwin University’s Advanced UDL Institute: How Five Senior Teaching Fellows Are Implementing UDL Principles
Whether you’re interested in the different master’s degrees in Education available, or searching for professional insights about different careers after graduation, it is important for you to know: Nationwide, schools need educational leaders, now more than ever before. No matter … Continue reading What is a Different Master’s Degree in Education That You Can Pursue?
Learn why our Master of Education (M.Ed.) program is centered around the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) approach, to help prepare educational leaders. Continue reading UDL at Goodwin University: The Proactive Approach to Teaching
UD Solutions: Making the Complex Simple by Richmond O. Gyamfi, Teaching Fellow, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Goodwin University I began the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) cohort 5 at Goodwin University not knowing exactly what to expect, but the experience … Continue reading UDL Solutions: Making the Complex Simple
UDL: The Pieces of a Puzzle Come Together by Liz Lane, Associate Professor of English, Goodwin University Now more than ever, educators are called upon to expand opportunities and break down barriers for all learners. Implementing holistic approaches based in … Continue reading UDL: The Pieces of a Puzzle Come Together
Misrepresentation and Misalignment: Developing a Structured Interview Guide with +1 UDL Representation Solutions By Rob LeGary, Jr., Director, Master of Education Program and Assistant Professor, Goodwin University One of the challenges I encountered in the Effective Classroom Environments course in … Continue reading Misrepresentation and Misalignment: Developing a Structured Interview Guide with +1 UDL Representation Solutions
Decoding the Central Limit Theorem: Using Multiple Representations to Enhance Student Success in Statistics by Michael Litke, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Goodwin University About one-third of the way through Goodwin University’s STAT 167 course, there is a massive increase in … Continue reading Decoding the Central Limit Theorem: Using Multiple Representations to Enhance Student Success in Statistics
UDL: Altering the Curriculum to Advance Student Comprehension by Amy Beauchemin, Ed.D, Associate Professor of Sociology, Teaching Fellow, School of Applied Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Introduction to Sociology is a one-hundred-level class that many students take during their first year at … Continue reading UDL: Altering the Curriculum to Advance Student Comprehension
Applying UDL to Writing Instruction by Randy Laist, Professor of English, Goodwin University Writing is an invaluable academic skill, but it is also much more than that. It is a tool for thinking, a means of personal expression, and a … Continue reading Applying UDL to Writing Instruction