The Goodwin Institute for Learning Innovation

Dissemination

We strive to share what we learn through our UDL work with local, regional, and national audiences.

Goodwin Institute for Learning Innovation

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

National and International Conferences

Dent, M. (2019, August). Using learning goals to inform assessment design. Presentation at the Fifth Annual CAST UDL Symposium, Cambridge, MA.

Dowd, P., & Goodkowsky, K. (2018, November). Implementing Universal Design for Learning into a selective admission program: A Histologic science case study. Presentation at the Inaugural Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Higher Education Conference, Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT.

Laist, R. (2018, November). A curriculum of things: Notes toward an object-oriented pedagogy. Presentation at the Inaugural Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Higher Education Conference, Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT.

Laist, R. (2018, April). Re-thinking critical thinking for the Internet age. The 2018 Conference on the Teaching of Writing, Hartford, CT.

LaRocco, D. J. (2019, October). Families as expert learners: Integrating universal design for learning into family-centered practices. Peer-reviewed presentation at the 35th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, Division for Early Childhood, a Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, Dallas, TX.

Sheehan, D., & Morin, K. (2019, November). Transforming practice into a game: A plus 1 for fun! Presentation at the Second Annual Universal Design for Learning Conference, Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT.

Wilken, D. S. (2019, August). Creating student rock stars through the power of UDL Jedis. The Fifth Annual CAST UDL Symposium, Boston, MA.

Young-Cournoyer, R. L., & Fiore, A. (2019, July). PechaKucha: An effective tool to impart knowledge, engage students and promote retention. Podium presentation at the ACEN Annual Nursing Education Accreditation Conference Atlanta, GA.

Young-Cournoyer, R. L., & Fiore, A. (2018, November). PechaKucha: An effective tool to impart knowledge, engage students and promote retention. Presentation at the Inaugural Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Higher Education Conference, Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT.

Regional Conferences

Dhar, V., Seiwert, C., & Wilken, D. S. (2019, June). Using Universal Design for Learning as a strategy to support diverse STEM students. Workshop presentation at the 2019 Massachusetts Project Kaleidoscope Network Summer Meeting, North Adams, MA.

Laist, R. (2019, March). Write another way: Universal Design for Learning in the college writing class. Moderated panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association 50th Anniversary Convention, Washington, D.C.

Laist, R., Segovia, N., & LaRocco, D. J. (2018, October). Evaluating the relationship between confidence and engagement in the writing classroom. Poster presentation at the 49th Annual Northeast Educational Research Association Conference, Trumbull, CT.

Laist, R. (2018, November). A curriculum of things: Notes toward an object-oriented pedagogy. Presentation at the Inaugural Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Higher Education Conference, Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT.

Laist, R. (2018, April). Re-thinking critical thinking for the Internet age. The 2018 Conference on the Teaching of Writing, Hartford, CT.

LaRocco, D. J., Dowd, P., Goods, K., Kania, J., Myers, K., & Sheehan, D. (2018, May). Transformational professional development in Universal Design for Learning: Reflections on faculty practice. Paper symposium accepted for presentation at the 50th Annual Meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.

LaRocco, D. J., Anderson, D., & Archambault, M. (2013, October). Universal design for learning in postsecondary settings: One faculty member's journey toward making learning accessible for all students. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Northeast Educational Research Association Conference, Rocky Hill, CT.

LaRocco, D. J., & Wilken, D. S. (2012, October). Universal design for learning: University faculty concerns and level of use. Paper presented at the 43rd Annual Northeast Educational Research Association Conference, Rocky Hill, CT.

Wilken, D. S. (2019, May). Creating faculty rock stars through job-embedded UDL professional development. University of Windsor Crucial Conversations in Teaching and Learning, Windsor, Canada.

Invited Presentations

LaRocco, D. J. (2019, April). Transformation by design: Powerful possibilities for supporting success. Day-long workshop at DEC Day – 2019 NevAEYC Conference, LasVegas, NV.

LaRocco, D. J. (2019, February). Universal Design for Learning. Presentation to CT LEND - UConn Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Farmington, CT.

LaRocco, D. J., (2016, April). Universal design for learning in higher education: Working together to ensure high levels of faculty competency. Presentation at Higher Education & Students with Autism: What We Know, What We Need to Know & How We Get There Together, University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT.

Wilken, D. S. (2019, November). Initiatives to support diverse student learners. Breakfast discussion at the 2019 Institute for Chief Academic Officers with Chief Advancement and Public Relations Officers, Baltimore, MD.

Young-Cournoyer, R. L. (2019, April). PechaKucha: An effective tool to impart knowledge, engage students and promote retention. Poster presentation at the Goodwin College Board of Trustees Meeting, Saybrook, CT.

Young-Cournoyer, R. L. (2019, May). PechaKucha: An effective tool to impart knowledge, engage students and promote retention. Poster presentation at Goodwin College Community Day, East Hartford, CT.

Young-Cournoyer, R. L. (2019, February). PechaKucha: An effective tool to impart knowledge, engage students and promote retention. Podium presentation for the Goodwin College Faculty, East Hartford, CT.

Young-Cournoyer, R. L. (2018, August). PechaKucha: An effective tool to impart knowledge, engage students and promote retention. Podium presentation for the Goodwin College Nursing Department, East Hartford, CT.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

LaRocco, D. J., & Wilken, D. S. (2013). Universal design for learning: University faculty stages of concerns and levels of use; A faculty action-research project. Current Issues in Education, 16(1).

Conference Proceedings

LaRocco, D. J., Anderson, D., & Archambault, M. (2013, October). Universal design for learning in postsecondary settings: One faculty member’s journey toward making learning accessible for all students. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Northeast Educational Research Association Conference, Rocky Hill, CT. NERA Conference Proceedings 2013.

Other Scholarly Work

Goodkowsky, K. (2018, December 28). The rabbit hole: Fear to fearlessness in the classroom [Blog Post].

Koch, S. J. (2019, April). Applying UDL in a lesson on the topic of social media.

Laist, R. (2019). Student writers become YouTube gurus. CollegeSTAR.

Laist, R. (2017, December 5). Academic conference panels are boring. Chronicle of Higher Education.

Laist, R. (2019, August 19). Prevent student errors with a self-paced syllabus quiz. The Teaching Professor.

Soto, R. (2018, May 22). Universal design of learning. 20/20.