Professional Learning

Leeward CC has a variety of professional learning opportunities for instructors to learn to apply UDL and Accessibility principles in their courses.


The in-person professional learning is designed as a week-long, in-person workshop. Participants meet for a total of 30 hours. At the completion of the workshop series, participants will be able to:

  1. Articulate why designing with accessibility in mind is important for all learners.
  2. Identify what your students are struggling with in your course
  3. Apply Universal Design for Learning (UDL) strategies by examining
    1. Learning goals
    2. Materials
    3. Methods
    4. Assessment
  4. Apply basic web accessibility principles to: Text, Images, Videos, Audios, and OERs.
  5. Explore free assistive technologies


The online professional learning is designed as a six-week challenge. Participants will redesign an online learning activity, using the three core principles of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework, to create an inclusive online learning environment.