In late February, the Educational Technology Organization of Michigan (ETOM) hosted a virtual workshop on Alternative Assessments using Univeral Design for Learning. We were excited to have Lillian Nave lead the workshop and present so many wonderful examples and resources for assessment. Lillian is the host of the ThinkUDL podcast and VITAL Faculty Coordinator and UDL Coordinator at the Center for Academic Excellence at Appalachian State University. In addition, she’s mom to three neurodiverse teenagers so her dedication to UDL comes from a personal and professional passion. Lillian’s workshop provided important definitions and examples of neurodiversity and used that foundation to provide examples of alternative assessments for example assignments across disciplines. 

As a member of ETOM, all NMC faculty and staff have access to the workshops, meet-ups, training, and other resources at no cost. The recording of Lillian’s workshop and the Google Slides are available online and open to all.  

The next ETOM workshop will be on Wednesday, April 12th at 12:00 pm and is titled, “Stories of Student Success.” It will feature our own Sally Smarsty and the “Conductors” from Montcalm Community College’s Express. Registration is now open