Katie Novak, EdD, is the founder and director of Novak Education. She is an internationally renowned education consultant, an author, an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and a former assistant superintendent of schools in Massachusetts. Katie has two decades of experience in teaching and administration, has an earned doctorate in curriculum and teaching from Boston University, and has authored or coauthored 10 published books, including Equity by Design: Delivering on the Power and Promise of UDL, and UDL and Blended Learning: Thriving in Flexible Learning Landscapes, Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator's Mindset, and UDL Playbook for School and District Leaders. Katie has provided professional development and implementation consultation on Universal Design for Learning (UDL), inclusive practices, multi-tiered systems of support, and equity in education in twenty-seven states and ten countries. She has worked with high-profile clients such as the NASA Science Activation Team, the Gates Foundation, Harvard University, Los Angeles Unified School District, and PBS Learning Media. Katie's work has been highlighted in many publications including Edutopia, the Huffington Post, ASCD Education Update, and AASA's School Administrator. Follow her on Twitter@KatieNovakUDLor visit www.novakeducation.com. George Couros is a leading educator and sought-after speaker in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with schools and organizations around the globe. He is the author of The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, Lead a Culture of Creativity; Because of a Teacher: Stories of the Past to Inspire the Future of Education, and Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator's Mindset. Although George is an innovation leader, he always focuses on what is best for people, from leaders to learners. His belief that meaningful change happens when you first connect to people's hearts is modeled in his writing and speaking. You can connect with George on his website at georgecouros.ca or @gcouros on Twitter or Instagram.
"A master class in Universal Design for Learning is what you will get from UDL Now!There is no better guide than Katie Novak for this journey." - George Couros, author of The Innovator's Mindset"Katie Novak's well-articulated know-how about how to put UDL into practice has helped many thousands of educators." - David H. Rose, Co-Founder of CAST, originator of UDL"Jam-packed with fresh tips, tools, and strategies, this book will help any educator who knows that, as Katie writes we have a 'moral imperative of designing and delivering instruction that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion.' Whether you are learning on your own, with your PLC, or as a school, UDL Now! will help shift our minds and excite and empower our students." - Henry J. Turner, school principal and coauthor of Change the Narrative: How to Foster an Antiracist Culture in Your School"Katie Novak has done it again! She has delivered an accessible, timely, and solution-rich resource to help educators implement UDL in classrooms and schools. Katie shows what it takes today and tomorrow to ensure equal opportunity for learners of all backgrounds." - Catlin R. Tucker, blended learning expert and author "Innovative topic + practical strategies + joyful writing = an inspiring masterpiece! Wow, I loved it! If you are ready to cultivate authentic learning communities and design inclusive, accessible, and engaging lessons, this book is for you." - Lainie Rowell, coauthor of Evolving Learner"Katie Novak hits it out of the park with UDL Now! Wherever you are in your education journey, there are so many ideas, examples, and practical applications that can be implemented for all educators." - Nathan Lang-Raad, EdD, coauthor of The Boundless Classroom"UDL Now is a must-read for every educator wanting to empower all students in learning." - Rachelle Dene Poth, teacher and past-president of ISTE's Teacher Education Network