Learner Variability and Barriers to Learning

Learner Variability and Barriers to Learning

AESD Inclusionary Practices Project (Asynchronous Course)

Tue, February 1 2022 12:00 AM - Fri, June 30 2023 11:59 PM


  • Heidi Reasor
  • Mary Waldron
  • Kathleen Lenihan
  • Cassie Stevens
  • Kelley Correio
  • Elyse Belanger Bailey
  • Lindsay Hicks-Frazer
  • Gahlya Auel
  • Ann Renker
  • Emily Bushouse


This is an asynchronous course that is part of the AESD Inclusionary Practices Project (IPP). It is one of 12 modules that will be offered as a part of this project. You are welcome to take this course asynchronously, however, there will also be synchronous courses available if that is better for your learning preference. This course meets the criteria for Equity clock hour requirements for certificate renewal for certificated staff as well as Educational Leadership clock hours. OSPI has a specific focus on racial equity and family engagement which this course will address and how it relates to the course content. 

In this course, Learner Variability and Barriers to Learning, participants will develop an understanding of the potential barriers that students and families are faced with when attempting to access meaningful learning to meet the learning target. While getting an understanding of the potential barriers, we will discuss manners in which these barriers can be removed or eliminated in order to improve access for students. This module will also build awareness about how there is no true “average” student and how all learners have strengths and weaknesses along with preferences and interests that teachers can build upon to make a more meaningful experience for each student. Understanding about learner variability will help solidify the “why” for Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the use of inclusionary practices to support students.

Event Notes

This is an asynchronous event through zoom to be complete at your own pace.


  • Tue, February 1 2022 - Fri, June 30 2023
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Canvas Course Link


Event # 139824

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Registration Ends
Thursday Jun 15, 2023 11:59 PM

Professional Hours

Clock Hour Number: VAK0849
2.00 Clock Hours $6.00
2.00 Equity
2.00 Educational Leadership


Inclusionary Practices