Science Teaching through Universal Design and Inquiry (STUDI)
Summer 2013 Workshop August 5–9, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. daily Registration is Closed
Teaching through Universal Design and Inquiry is a week-long summer
professional development workshop for teams of regular and special
education teachers. The program provides inquiry-based instructional
strategies for creating differentiated science units that give all
individuals — students with disabilities and their peers without
disabilities — equal opportunities to learn in the same classroom. The
program also focuses on science content and Universal Design for
Learning (UDL) principles.
STUDI participants receive:
Two FREE graduate credits.
An opportunity to receive $500 for books, supplies and classroom
materials needed complete an inquiry based, hands-on science unit.
A collaborative project among three College of Education and Human
Services departments, Special Education, Educational Foundations, and
Curriculum and Instruction, the STUDI workshop is funded by a Wisconsin
Improving Teacher Quality (WITQ) grant, which supports programs intended
to increase the academic achievement of students in core subjects by
enhancing the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom
teachers. Learn more about the grant.
The program features:
Teacher teams Teacher teams of regular and special education teachers are asked to
apply together. Teams receive priority (be enrolled first, receive
funding to develop their differentiated science inquiry unit) over
participants who cannot take part in this project as a team.
Co-Planning time Teacher teams will have time each day of
the summer workshop to collaboratively develop a differentiated science
inquiry unit that meets the needs of all students.
Follow-up sessions Follow-up projects include teacher teams
developing differentiated science inquiry units that are inclusive of
all students based on information presented in the summer workshop,
implementing these units in their classrooms during the fall semester,
and developing an assessment strategy for these modules. Follow-up project sessions will be held October 12, 2013 from 9 a.m.–noon and March 22, 2014 from 3–6 p.m.