VU to host free inclusive teaching presentation for K-12 educators

VU to host free inclusive teaching presentation for K-12 educators

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February 01, 2023

VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council in partnership with the VU Innovative Teaching Summit Team is hosting a special event for K-12 educators at 2 p.m (ET) on Tuesday, February 7, that will provide valuable insight and strategies for creating inclusive and accessible learning environments.

Jennifer Pusateri

VU is hosting an educational presentation at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center featuring Jennifer Pusateri, an expert on Universal Design Learning (UDL) and author of "Transform Your Teaching with Universal Design for Learning: Six Steps to Jumpstart Your Practice." Passionate about fostering accessible and inclusive learning environments, Pusateri will present with a focus on K-12 settings and other learning environments.

All K-12 educators, education consultants, and anyone in an instructional role will benefit from these inclusive principles and are invited to attend.

Local K-12 partners, including the Vincennes Community School Corporation, have generously contributed to this event. 

“This event is a rare opportunity to expose a large body of educators to the value of inclusive and accessible teaching methods and practices,” VU Assistant Professor and event organizer Jessie Davis said. “This session will provide an overview of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and will provide audience members with tangible ideas for fostering an accessible and inclusive learning environment. We are thrilled to collaborate with our K-12 partners in this capacity.”

The Red Skelton Performing Arts Center is located at 20 W. Red Skelton Blvd. on the Vincennes Campus. For questions or additional information, contact Jessie Davis at or 812-888-6816.

About Jennifer Pusateri

Pusateri is the author of "Transform Your Teaching with Universal Design for Learning: Six Steps to Jumpstart Your Practice." Her book will be available for purchase at the event. She also serves as the Universal Design Consultant for the University of Kentucky's Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching. She formerly served as the co-chair of the international UDLHE (UDL in Higher Ed.) Network, and continues to present at international UDL conferences across the U.S. She built an online UDL course in 2022 with AHEAD Ireland (Association for Higher Education Access and Disability) and has been featured in podcasts such as Think UDL and Teaching in Higher Ed. As a member of the prestigious CAST National Faculty, she regularly presents UDL workshops and webinars for school districts, college faculty, and state boards of education across the United States. Before arriving at the University of Kentucky, Pusateri worked for the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) where she served as an education consultant and specialist in differentiated learning and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). She taught Arts & Humanities for grades K-8 at a nationally recognized school for students with specific learning disabilities (SLD) in Louisville, Kentucky. Pusateri received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of the Cumberlands, and she is in the final weeks of writing her dissertation for her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Kentucky.

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