Denise Sullivan
Beijing City International School

Denise Sullivan is a Secondary EAL teacher and Team Leader for EAL and Learning Support at Beijing City International School. She has previously taught EAL and English at the Elementary and Secondary level at international schools in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Denise has presented at various conferences on topics such as multilingualism, inclusive classrooms, accommodations/strategies for language learners, and writing. She holds an MA in TESOL and Certificate in International School Leadership. Denise is excited about using the UDL framework in co-planning and co-teaching at BCIS.


Supporting ALL learners with Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to teaching aimed at meeting the needs of all types of students in the classroom, including language learners. This approach offers flexibility in the ways students engage with and access material, and express what they know. Developing lesson plans using Universal Design for Learning helps all kids succeed by building on students’ strengths and needs. This workshop will outline the basic components of the UDL framework, and how this can support all learners in an inclusive classroom.

This workshop connects directly to the theme of Barriers, Bridges and Inclusivity because UDL is a bridge that removes barriers to accessing the curriculum in an inclusive setting.


Target Audiences:
Pre-K-12 Teachers; All language proficiency levels