Intention, Tools, and Institutional Change with Danny Smith

Welcome to Episode 13 of the ThinkUDL podcast: Intention, Tools, and Institutional Change with Danny Smith. Today Lillian talks with Danny Smith, Professor of Marketing at George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In this episode, Danny and Lillian discuss the ways that Universal Design for Learning principles are interwoven in the fabric of George Brown College, a 30,000 student institution in the heart of Toronto that serves many commuter students in an urban setting.  Danny also explains how he infuses UDL into his teaching practice both by setting an intention for his classes and by his in-depth use of Microsoft Office 365 to benefit all learners. Additionally, Lillian and Danny talk about how he is affecting institutional change in small but meaningful ways. You can find links to all of the great tools that Danny mentions under the resources for this episode’s podcast.


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