Inclusive School Environments: UDL and Differentiation in Theory and Practice

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Inclusive School Environments: UDL and Differentiation in Theory and Practice

Programme Overview

Inclusive Environments
Delivery Model

Face to Face session. 

What is Included
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Course material (if applicable).
  • AED 1980 per delegate plus 5% VAT
  • If you would like bespoke, in-school training for a group of your staff, please contact Rebecca Annand,, who will be able to assist you.
Deadline booking date:
Wednesday 22nd March
Training date:
Thursday 18th May & Friday 19th May 2023

8:30am to 3:30pm

Programme breakdown:

  • Two days of engaging Face to Face sessions

Location Dubai
Target audience
  • Teachers of students of all ages
  • School Counsellors
  • Special-Needs Staff
  • Specialist Teachers
  • School Leaders
  • Support Staff
  • Parents
Aims of the course

This course brings an appreciative attitude to the rich opportunities that diversity brings to our teaching and learning experiences.  Participants will reflect and collaborate to actively explore the strengths and challenges of their own practice in meeting the needs of a diverse group of learners.  They will develop their own knowledge and understanding of the power that UDL and inclusive practices can have in transforming their classroom environments to promote the growth of all students.

Intended outcomes
  • Define Inclusive Education
  • Consider the importance of Classroom Climate
  • Appreciate the rich teaching and learning opportunities that diversity offers to teachers and school communities
  • Describe teaching and learning practices in an inclusive classroom
  • Consider the process of becoming increasingly inclusive
  • Experience alternative approaches to teaching and learning to foster higher levels of inclusion
  • Employ various tools to assess your school’s current position on the ‘inclusion continuum’
  • Developing your UDL and Differentiation mindset
  • Apply inclusive skills and strategies to your practice

Natalie Croome

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Natalie Croome is a cross-curricular generalist, specialising in helping teams hone in on just what it is that student learning is showing them about possible areas of focus for teacher and/or leader learning. Using Professional Learning Standards as drivers in the design of high-quality Professional Learning Programmes, Natalie guides teams of leaders through engaging inquiries, honing in on connecting teacher learning to student learning.

Programme details:

To align with professional experience and research about learning that has IMPACT on practice, this course is designed to maximise opportunities for “learning by doing” through a period of implementation of the theories and practices in YOUR classroom, with YOUR students

DAY 1 Programme
08:30 Registration
  • Defining Inclusive Education: Diversity, Inclusion, Differentiation, UDL
  • Classroom Climate: you and your students – putting people and relationships before curriculum content
10:30 Coffee break
  • What can we differentiate and how can we better approach the teaching of ‘individuals’ vs ‘classes’ in realistic ways?
  • How are we different? Which aspect of diversity is currently most challenging for you and your school?
12:45 Lunch break
  • Understanding the process of inclusion: how do we DO it? Who benefits from Inclusion?
  • Identifying the barriers, visible and invisible, from access to participation in our schools…YOUR school
  • Design your own steps towards becoming an increasingly inclusive teacher
15:30 Finish


DAY 2 Programme
08:30 Registration
  • Inclusion and theories and models – Medical and Social Model. The potential barriers to your inclusion
  • Measuring and assessing your school’s practices on the road to becoming increasingly inclusive
10:30 Coffee break
  • Exploring the differences and similarities between differentiation and UDL
  • Universal Design for Learning: A rich buffet and the engaging power of choice
12:45 Lunch break
  • Types of curriculum modification through differentiation. What and when can we differentiate?
  • Reflect and identify realistic and actionable next steps in your journey to becoming increasingly inclusive
15:30 Finish
Natalie Croome
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