Built for All: Inclusive Design for the Classroom [PART 1]

  Great for General Educators, Special Education Teachers,
ELL Teachers, and Instructional Coaches
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This course consists of five one-hour challenges to increase access for ALL students in the classroom. By the end of the series, educators will have the knowledge and tools needed to ensure their materials and classroom experiences are designed for equity and inclusion. 

Inclusive design concepts are used everywhere in the world to ensure products and services are truly accessible for all. Why should the classroom be any different? By creating materials and planning lessons, teachers are already acting as designers. "Built for All" empowers educators to make guided, informed decisions when crafting learning experiences. This knowledge not only saves preparation time, but increases classroom results by actively removing learning barriers for students.


Broken into five 1-hour course components

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Total Time: 5 Hours

Built for All: Inclusive Design for the Classroom
Part 1 
A Solid Foundation: Identifying and Reducing Instructional Barriers

Part 2
Meaningful Framing: Layout and Text Choices

Part 3
Accessible Aesthetics: Using Color Strategically

Part 4
Navigate with Ease: Interaction Design for the Classroom

Part 5
The Final Walkthrough: Putting it All Together

Lauren Heil

Lauren’s career actually started in graphic design and art direction. When she found herself craving a more fulfilling path, she started exploring the world of education and fell in love. As it turns out, great design and great teaching go hand in hand! This became her mission in her classroom as a Google Innovator, and it quickly grew to her district and other schools within the US when we all quickly shifted to distance learning. She is such an asset to the friEdOnline team as a Learning Experience Designer creating useful, engaging asynchronous learning opportunities. Lauren lives with her husband, daughter and her sweet dog in beautiful Colorado!
Lauren is a Google Level 1 & Level 2 Certified Educator, Google Certified Innovator, and a Adobe Certified Educator.
Truly enjoyed how easy this was to navigate and learn from! It was very interactive! 
Friedonline courses are easy to follow and are very interesting. I have learned alot taking these courses.
I have been looking for quick, but beneficial ways to further my teaching career, and this was just that!
This course definitely made me more aware of choosing appropriate and accessible design elements when creating resources. 
This was perfect. The balance was there. I was able to access the information without roadblocks. Everyone who creates ANYTHING for children (and ADULTS!!!) should take this course!! 
I love that this is so inclusive for students with multiple needs. I believe this should be required by all teachers with the world becoming high tech!

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