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We offer high-quality workshops, providing your team with research-based frameworks which will help educators meet their student's educational needs.  Our presenters are highly trained in their fields of expertise and offer 

Learn from experts

  • Personalizing professional development for teachers

  • Using video to boost teacher collaboration

  • Grooming teacher leaders

  • Professional learning that meets teachers' needs

We support districts through:

  • Designing a professional development plan for your district

  • Providing access to online professional development modules

  • Modeling tactics for effective training and facilitation

  • Conducting learning walks in schools

  • Supporting project teams through frequent calls and check-ins

Customized Professional Development

The Educational Service Center (ESC) of Northeast Ohio is one of the largest agencies of its type in the state of Ohio, employing highly-trained personnel with a variety of expertise and skills to support, curriculum and instruction, gifted education, leadership, literacy, special education, technology and more. In addition to our calendar of events, featuring both national and locally recognized presenters, our on-site professional development services can be customized to meet the needs and goals of the district

  • Training Focused on Digital Tools for Students & Educators

  • Assistive Technology (AT) Tools

  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

  • UDL for Leadership

  • Evolution of AT Service Delivery Model

  • Customized Solutions

  • Free Consultation

One thing that the teachers on our design team let us know loudly and clearly was that they’re busy people (just like our students). That means the usefulness of our PD sessions would be directly impacted by their ability to access information and participate when and where it worked for them. As a result, we spent a lot of time building a flexible schedule that consisted of both face-to-face learning and work sessions as well as asynchronous online materials that could be mixed and matched to fit each teacher’s personal goals and needs.

By customizing professional development to your unique needs, we are able to help you improve student educational outcomes. 

UDL-U supports postsecondary

faculty and staff by providing

resources and examples to

improve postsecondary

educational outcomes for all

students,including those with

disabilities. UDL-U is designed to

be useful for inquiries related to

individual UDL topics, issues, or

problems, as well as scalable to

larger course redesign efforts

(e.g., Faculty Learning

Communities, accessible

instructional media).

UDL-U is designed as a three-tier

professional development process:

1. Application of UDL principles for

increased teaching effectiveness and

improved student learning outcomes

2. Online repository of UDL-based

Accessible Instructional Media and

Video Case Stories

3. Resources for increased

awareness of assistive technology

enablers and barriers

In an effort to enhance effective teaching and learning in higher education, institutions are increasingly turning to Universal Design for Learning as a model pedagogical strategy. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) allows faculty to effectively and creatively design and teach courses in a way that makes learning accessible to a wider range of learners. UDL is a proactive approach to designing course instruction, materials, and content to benefit people of all learning styles without adaptation or retrofitting. Thus, UDL provides equal access to learning, not simply equal access to information. This presentation will review the principles of UDL and examine various ways faculty have successfully adopted these strategies across different academic disciplines.


We have all sat through countless PD workshops that are top-down, sit-and-get sessions—not reflective of our needs, not clearly aligned to everything that is being asked of us and, to put it bluntly, a waste of our time. Not to mention that as we push further into 21st-century learning, we are living a contradiction by going about our own learning in ways that do not reflect the deeper learning practices we are being asked to facilitate for our students.

Blended Learning


Learning Portals