EDST 498V: Instructional Strategies for All Learners: A Universal Design for Learning

July 4 – July 21 (Monday to Thursday)  |  1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Format: In-person


Content will focus on best practice for all learners with a focus on those designated with the BC Ministry of Education in high and low incidence categories, such as: Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Behavioral Needs or Mental Health (Social-Emotional), Physical Disabilities or Chronic Health Impairments, Physically Dependent, Autism Spectrum Disorder & Gifted. Students will gain strategies, skills, and insights to provide an educational environment that is inclusive for all learners found in today’s classrooms.

  • Describe best practices in supporting learners who have a BC Ministry of Education Designation.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of strategies, adaptations and accommodations for learners with unique needs.
  • Design effective individualized programs for students who have a BC Ministry of Education Designation (Individual Education Plans).
  • Understand the variety of diagnoses that children may receive and how those diagnoses may impact a learner’s strengths and stretches.
  • Make connections with diverse learner’s abilities and the Core Competencies.
  • Focus on the development of positive attitudes regarding learners with diversabilities.

Cori Christensen, B.A., B.Ed., M.Sp.Ed. 

Cori is currently an Inclusive Education Services Consultant with School District #23 (Central Okanagan Public Schools). Since 1988 she has worked in the field of Inclusive Education with children ages 3 to 19 years of age. During her career Cori has had many different roles: Community Support Worker, Certified Education Assistant (CEA), Classroom Teacher, Resource Teacher and currently an Inclusive Education Services Consultant.  Cori is a member of the Steering Committee and District Partner for the Provincial Outreach Program for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (POPFASD). She is also a Trainer in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI), an active member of the Okanagan FASD Awareness Committee, and the coordinator for the Powder Hounds Friday Adaptive Ski Program. Cori has taught the CEA Course at Okanagan College. Within the community she has been involved with Young Life Okanagan Capernaum, Special Olympics, Arion Therapeutic Farms, and CRIS Adaptive Adventures.

How to register

To register for courses, please visit the Student Information Service Centre (SISC).

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC).

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm transfer credit will be approved prior to registering for a UBC Okanagan course.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have current Summer registration eligibility. If not, please email sie.education@ubc.ca.

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm approval of transfer credit prior to registration.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

Apply to take select coursework as a non-degree student at through the Non-Degree Access Studies Application.

If you require assistance, please email sie.education@ubc.ca

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the  Student Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have current Summer registration eligibility. If not, please email sie.education@ubc.ca.