Selected Events and Articles



Dr. Smith presenting at the 2019 UDL Symposium at Harvard UniversityBelow you’ll find a sampling of several presentations, publications and online resources that have been shared to promote and expand the understanding of universal design for learning across a variety of disciplines and approaches.

  • Smith, F. G. (2020, March). Consultant Developed Resource – UDL for Virginia’s Disability Employment Initiative (UDL4DEI)http://www.udl4dei.com
  • Smith, F. G. & De Arment, S. (2019, October). Chapter 2: The global udl classroom: A model for international collaboration and learning. In S. L. Gronseth & E. M. Dalton (Eds.), Universal access through inclusive instructional design: International perspectives on UDL. New York: Routledge
  • Smith, F. G. (2019, September). Designing instruction in ways that can reach all learners: Applying the principles of universal design for learning (UDL), Progress, 30(1), p. 3-6. Retrieved from https://valrc.org/about/issues/pdf/September19_a.pdf
  • Smith, F. G. (2019, August). Add a Little UDL Zhoosh to Your Open and Blended Teaching Approaches: Encouraging Flexible Teaching and Expert Learning in College-Level Instruction, 5th Annual CAST 2019 UDL Symposium, Cambridge, MA (invited session)
  • Smith, F. G. (2019). Universal design for learning (UDL): Designing instruction that can reach and teach all learners, Virginia’s 2019 Adult Education and Literacy Conference, Roanoke, VA
  • De Arment, S. & Smith, F. G. (2019, March). Give Your Online and Blended Learning a UDL Zhoosh!, Pre-Conference Session, 2019 UDL-IRN International Summit, Orlando, FL
  • Smith, F. G. (2018). Universal design for learning: Better instruction and learning by design. Keynote. Lehigh Carbon Community College Fall Convocation, Schnecksville, PA
  • Moore, E. J., Smith, F. G., Hollingshead, A. W., & Wojcik, B. (2017). Voices from the field: Implementing and scaling up universal design for learning in higher education, Journal of Special Education Technology, 33(1), 40-53
  • Smith, F. G. & De Arment S. (2017). The global UDL virtual classroom: Researching cultural perspectives. UDL Spotlight Session. 3rd Annual CAST 2017 UDL Symposium, Boston, MA
  • Smith, F. G. & Leconte, P. (October, 2015). Looking back and focusing forward: Technology and innovative approaches for differentiating the VE practice. 16th National Forum on Issues in Vocational Assessment, Atlantic Beach, NC
  • Smith, F. G. & Croasdaile, S. (September, 2015). Using UDL to change our perspectives on teaching positive behavior. Reframing Disciplinary Practices Through a Tiered System of Support, Virginia Department of Education, Richmond, VA
  • Smith, F. G., Reed, M. E., & Arnold, A. (2015). Building solid bases: Designing culturally relevant UDL professional development with Jamaican educators. Conference Summit Proceedings, 2015 UDL-IRN Summit, Gulfport, MI
  • Smith, F. G., Leconte, P., Garner, W. E., & Umeasiegbu, V. I. (2015). Current technology in vocational evaluation: Trends and opportunities, Joint Issue of the Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals and the Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association Journal

     

  • Smith, F. G. (2014, October). Universal design for learning: Multiple means for representation, action, expression and engagement. 5th Biennial Education Conference, Mico University College, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Reed, M. E., Smith, F. G, Arnold, A., & Evering, S. (2014). Universal design for learning and adaptive expertise as key frameworks for reforming special educator practice, Conference Proceedings, 2014 Division on Special Education and Services (DISES) Annual Conference, Braga, Portugal
  • Smith, F. G. (2014). Crafting a graduate course that teaches and models UDL: A twelve+ year journey; Developing an online course: Tips, tricks, trials and triumphs, 2014 Summer UDL Institute, Towson University, MD
  • Reed, E., Smith, F., King, A., Wojcik, A. & Temple, P. (2014, May). Building a universal design for learning (UDL) virtual classroom, 2014 VCU Online Learning Summit, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Reed, M. E. & Smith, F. G. (2013, November). Preparing responsive teacher educators through universal design for learning and adaptive expertise. 2013 Annual TED Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Reed, M. E. & Smith, F. G. (2013, June). Selected roundtable discussion: Two lenses for disrupting professional education: Adaptive expertise and universal design for learning, International Roundtable, Division on International Special Education Services, Tobago, West Indies
  • Smith, F. G. (2012). Analyzing a college course that adheres to the universal design for learning (UDL) framework. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 12(3), pp. 1-30
  • Jackson, R., Karger, J., Smith, F. G. (2011). UDL project vision statement, Boston College Universal Design for Learning Taskforce. Retrieved from http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/offices/its/projects/udl/project-vision-statement.html
  • Carter, T. J., Nugent, J. S., Reardon, R. M., Rhodes, J. A., & Smith, F. G. (2010). Self-directed learning in a faculty learning community: The FLC as “organizing circumstance”, Learning Communities Journal, 2(1), http://celt.muohio.edu/lcj/issue.php?v=2&n=1
  • Smith, F. G. (2010). Expanding the growing reach of universal design for learning, Innovations and Perspectives, Virginia Department of Education’s Training and Technical Assistance Center, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Smith, F. G. (2009). Awareness of universal design for learning grows through national efforts.Innovations and Perspectives, Virginia Department of Education’s Training and Technical Assistance Center, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Nugent, J., Reardon, R. M., Smith, F. G., Rhodes, J. A., Zander, M. J., & Carter, T. J. (2008). Exploring faculty learning communities: Building connections among teaching, learning and technology, International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 20(1), 51-58,
    http://www.isetl.org/ijtlhe/pdf/IJTLHE379.pdf
  • Smith, F. G. & Leconte, P. (2004). Universal design for learning: Assuring access and success for all. VSTE Journal, 19(1). Retrieved from http://www.vste.org/documents/vj_1901_all.pdf
  • Smith, F. G. (2012, December). First Annual UDL Congress in the Netherlands, Utrecht
  • Smith, F.G (2013). Universal design for learning – A lens for better learning and instruction in higher education,, Nieuwsbrief SHIO februari 2013. Retrieved from http://www.siho.be/files/nieuwsbrief/Nieuwsbrief_SIHO_februari2013.pdf
  • Smith, F. G., & Karger, J. (2012). Applying UDL to the transition process, 2012 IDEA Transition Community of Practice National Meeting, Charlotte, NC
  • CAST (2012, November). Keynote, UDL in Higher Education Symposium, Dawson College, Montreal
  • Smith, F. G. & Karger, J. (2012) – Universal design for learning and the transition journey, 2012 Annual Arizona Transition Conference, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Smith, F. G., Leconte, P., & Vitelli, E. (2012). A guiding framework for career assessment: Universal design for learning, Fifteenth National Forum on Issues in Vocational Evaluation and Assessment, San Bernardino, CA. (Concurrent Session). 2012 Published National Position Paper http://www.udlcenter.org/sites/udlcenter.org/files/VECAP%20Position%20Paper%20on%20UDL_2012.pdf
  • Smith, F. G., & Harris, L. (2012). Expanding career options through universal design for learning (ECO-­‐UDL), Fifteenth National Forum on Issues in Vocational Evaluation and Assessment, San Bernardino, CA. (Feature Session)
  • Universal design for learning in postsecondary education, 2010 State of the Art Conference on Students with Intellectual Disabilities in Postsecondary Education, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA http://udlpostsecondary.pbworks.com/w/page/30105914/FrontPage
  • Learning can be fun for all with universal design for learning, Insight 2010 Conference, Hilton, Richmond, VA
    http://sandboxseries.pbworks.com/w/page/21313568/Universal-Design-for-Learning-in-Preschool
  • Universal design for learning: Implications for educators, Professional Development Workshop, School of Teacher Education and Leadership, Radford University, http://radfordudl.pbworks.com/w/page/19387995/FrontPage
  • National Education Association (2009). Creating great publics schools for all using universal design for learning and inclusive practices, National Education Association, Washington,
    DC, http://gpsudl.pbworks.com/w/page/7616559/FrontPage
  • Keynote presenter, Universal design for learning: Success by design, 2009 Pennsylvania Community on Transition Conference, State College, PA, http://paududltools.pbworks.com/w/page/14810104/FrontPage
  • The promise of UDL for the classroom of the future: Assuring access and success for all students, Educational Technology Leadership Institute,Virginia Society for Technology in Education 24th Annual Conference, Roanoke, VA
    http://thepromiseofudl.pbworks.com/w/page/3778816/FrontPage
  • Smith, F. G. (2006) Invited Keynote co-­‐presenter, International symposium on universal design for learning, UNIFE University | Telefonica Foundation, Lima, Peru (2006)