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Katie Novak

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Novak Educational Consulting

Katie Novak, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned education consultant and practicing leader in education as an Assistant Superintendent of Schools at the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District in MA. With 16 years of experience in teaching and administration, an earned doctorate in curriculum and teaching, and 5 books Katie designs and presents workshops both nationally and internationally focusing on implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and multi-tiered systems of support.

Subjects: Education

Biography

Katie Novak, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned education consultant as well as a practicing leader in education as an Assistant Superintendent of Schools at the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District in Massachusetts. With 16 years of experience in teaching and administration, an earned doctorate in curriculum and teaching, and 4 books published by CAST Professional Publishing, (and 3 forthcoming in 2019) Katie designs and presents workshops both nationally and internationally focusing on implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and universally designed leadership.

Dr. Novak is the author of the best-selling book, Revised and Expanded Edition: UDL Now! A Teacher’s Guide to Applying Universal Design for Learning in Today’s Classrooms. Her newest book, Let Them Thrive: A Playbook for Helping Your Child Succeed in School and in Life, was endorsed by the PACER Foundation. Two additional publications, of which she is a co-author, have been endorsed by leading professors in the field of education and state departments of education. UDL in the Cloud was endorsed by the Executive Director of The Initiative on Learning and Teaching at MIT while Mitchell Chester, the late Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), endorsed Universally Designed Leadership. Novak’s work has been highlighted in many publications including Language Magazine, Motherly, ADDitude Magazine, Commonwealth Magazine, AMLE Magazine, the Huffington Post, ASCD Education Update, and School Administrator.

Novak’s work in UDL has impacted educators worldwide as her contributions and collaborations have built upon the foundation for an educational framework that is critical for student success.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Universal Design for Learning, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, Inclusive Education, Social Justice & Equity in Education

Personal Interests

    I am the mother of four beautiful children who remind me every day how much variability there is among our kiddos. I love to run, hike, and ski (just learned in 2019!) and enjoy dinner and drinks with friends. The beach is my happy place.

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Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Transforming Higher Education Bracken Novak - 1st Edition book cover

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Videos

Watch Dr. Katie Novak Keynote

Published: Mar 11, 2019

UDL vs DI

Published: Mar 11, 2019

Katie Novak explains the difference between Universal Design for Learning and Differentiated Instruction with an analogy.

Fostering Expert Learning

Published: Mar 11, 2019

Both parents and students need to work together to focus on teaching learning instead of teaching knowledge.