UDL@Dawson: Mission & Procedures

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UDL@Dawson CoP fosters and supports a shift in pedagogical paradigm aimed at implementing inclusive instruction through the Universal Design for Learning model (UDL).


Objectives of the community of practice

  • Offer a safe and collaborative environment throughout meetings and reflection processes among members.
  • Train and support five members per calendar year.
  • Nourish the CoP by facilitating the exchange between Dawson’s previous and present members.
  • Facilitate exchange on the UDL model across the college network.
  • Facilitate the development of a UDL model/pedagogy Quebec network.


Members’ Yearly Objectives

  • Introduce the model and appropriate the three UDL principles through workshops, theoretical readings, videos and discussions.
  • Create an environment and pedagogy that are
    • accessible
    • significant
  • Apply a pedagogical approach that leads to student autonomy.
  • Implement the model in a course of choice through the three means of UDL

    • Offer multiple means of Representation
    • Offer multiple means of Action & Expression
    • Offer multiple means of Engagement
  • Create a Portfolio to be posted on UDL@Dawson WebPage.
  • Become an advocate of the UDL model and share one’s personal UDL journey with faculty members.



  • Become a UDL leader within the Quebec College Network.


Procedures of the Community of Practice UDL@Dawson

A working session W15

        It is a yearly commitment.


  • Participation during the Winter Semester is on a volunteer basis. It is a session for training and reflection.
  • During the following Fall Semester, participation requires release time for the implementation of the UDL model in the course of one’s choice, and on-going reflection and sharing among members.

Last Modified: October 6, 2017