Location: The Wylie Inn and Conference Center is 30 miles north of Boston on the Atlantic Ocean. Each cohort member will have his/her own comfortable, contemporary room with private bath. Learn more about the facility by visiting www.wyliecenter.com. All of our meals and activities will take place at the Wylie Center.
Transportation/Parking: For maps and directions to Wylie, go here. Complimentary parking is provided for hotel guests.
Duration: Please arrive at the Wylie Inn and Conference Center between 3 and 3:30pm on Wednesday, May 3rd. Our retreat will conclude at 2pm on Friday, May 5th. .
Area restaurants: For your convenience, The Wylie Inn Café is open for 7-9:30 am for breakfast and and 5-10 pm for light dinner and bar. Click here for a listing of local restaurants.
Packing: Attire is “Casual Friday”—something you’d wear to work on a dress-down day. Cohort members are encouraged to bring that book they have been wanting to read and do their best to leave work behind. Spring in New England can be unpredictable so we encourage you to check the forecast and consider bringing a warm jacket if 50-60 degree weather is expected. Also, we will be encouraging you to enjoy the grounds so please pack some good walking shoes.
Patricia A. Weitzel-O'Neil, Ph.D.
Kristin Barstow Melley
Dr. Richard M. Jackson
Ronny O'Dwyer, SJ
Thursday, May 4th
7:00 am Breakfast, Tupper Manor
8:15 am Morning Meditation, Emmaus Chapel,
(Tupper Manor, Second Floor)
9:00 am Learning Variability and Access to Learning,
Dr. Richard Jackson, Lynch School of Education,
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Resources and Readings
Boston College Center for Teaching Excellence
Video on Universal Design for Learning
TedX Talk -“The Myth of Average” by Todd Rose
Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
National Center on Universal Design for Learning
Gaining Access to General Education
Providing New Access to the General Curriculum
UDL References in Federal Policy
Universal Design for Learning Guidelines
12:30 pm Lunch, Tupper Manor
1:30 pm Pope Francis and the Art of Walking, Newburyport Room
Pope Francis on Walking
2:00 pm Leadership Unplugged: An Interruption of Silence.
3:30 pm Pathways to Learning: Mapping Progress in our Schools
5:30pm Wine & Cheese, Library, Tupper Manor
6:30 pm Dinner, Tupper Manor
7:30 pm Evening Event, Newburyport Room
Friday, May 5th
7:00 am Breakfast, Tupper Manor Room
8:30 am Morning Meditation, Emmaus Chapel, (Tupper Manor, Second Floor)
9:00 am Recognizing Jesus on the Road
Fr. Ronny O'Dwyer, SJ
12:15 pm. Mass, Emmaus Chapel, (Tupper Manor Second Floor)
1:15 pm Lunch, Tupper Manor
2:00 pm Sending Out