Luis Pérez

UDL-IRN: Getting from here to there

How do we get from Here to There? Acclaimed instructional designer Luis Pérez will be taking educators on a thought-provoking journey at this year’s UDL-IRN Summit in Orlando, Florida from 27-29 March.

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Luis is currently a technical assistance specialist at the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (the AEM Center) at CAST. In this role, he promotes the availability and use of high-quality educational materials in order to provide equitable educational opportunities for all learners. Luis holds a doctorate in special education and a master’s degree in instructional technology from the University of South Florida. He is the current President of the ISTE Inclusive Learning Network, which in 2016 recognised him as its Outstanding Inclusive Educator.
Speaking on Thursday March 28 at 10.00am, Luis will explore technology’s role in UDL – while encouraging educators and learning designers to think about how they can best accommodate tech within their own practice:

Technology is an enabler

“Apple’s Steve Jobs famously described the computer as a bicycle for the mind”, notes Luis. “Technology is an enabler that literally helps you get from ‘here’ to ‘there’ – and it can enable you to do that through any number of routes. 

“As educators we’re preparing young people to be expert learners. And surely that preparation should be a meaningful reflection of the digital world we inhabit today, where technology is an ubiquitous theme in young people’s lives.” In Orlando Luis will accordingly help Summit visitors learn more about the ways in which technology can provide every student - to extend the bicycle analogy - with ‘an adjustable seat for learning’.
Proudly supported by Texthelp, this year’s sixth UDL-IRN International Summit is the essential destination for everyone who’s interested in Universal Design for Learning from an educational and academic perspective. Under the banner of ‘Learning Designed for Everyone’, it brings together educators and researchers from around the globe to share conversations, network and celebrate the transformative power of learner-focused education.
Take a look at the full Summit programme.


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