Please use these materials and resources as options in your professional learning.
Get up to speed with the following digital media, text articles, and cases studies.
Universal Design for Learning Explained with Lego
This stop motion video by Nicole Agois explains UDL principles using Lego. A perfect explanation for staff, students and parents. Generously shared with the SOOC UDL & Apps class 2015.
A short YouTube video created by CAST that illustrates the three principles of Universal Design for Learning.
The Future is in the Margins: The Role of Technology and Disability in Educational Reform by David H. Rose, Ed. D. and Anne Meyer, Ed. D.
This paper uses the UDL guidelines as a structural framework to highlight the process of learning about how to design better curriculum for everyone by working with students in the academic margins.
View VoiceThread of VSA of Massachusetts Teaching Artist Marsha Parrilla teaching at the Ohrenberger School in Boston, MA. Or try VoiceThread Universal as a more flexible option for displaying VoiceThread.
What did you see or hear that may be UDL?
Continue exploring the application of Universal Design for Learning to arts-integrated curriculum.
The UDL Guidelines:
UDL Checklists and Visual Diagrams:
Self-Paced Online Modules (OER):
An Introduction to Universal Design for Learning
This module provides an introductory overview of the critical features, foundations, and use of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). It provides background information from the learning sciences that shows how UDL can address learning variability, as well as support expert learning strategies across the neural networks associated with learning. Anyone can use OR remix this resource by signing onto UDL Studio.
This freely available Open Educational Resource (OER) module focuses on using the Universal Design for Learning framework to review and revise your curriculum to make it more accessible and inclusive. You will learn about the critical features and concepts of UDL in this module presentation, and then you will apply this information to the evaluation and feedback of an arts integration case study. OER Commons.
Articles, Chapters, and Case Studies
Universal Design for Learning and the Arts
(2013) by Don Glass, David Rose, and Anne Meyer. In Expanding Our Vision for the Arts in Education. The Harvard Educational Review, 83(1).
(2012). Edited by Tracey E. Hall, Anne Meyer, and David H. Rose. The Guilford Press.
This publication shares models and case examples of the process of inclusive arts curriculum design and evaluation. In the second set of reflective case studies (pp. 25-46) teaching artists use the UDL Guidelines to explain their process of including students by providing flexible arts learning options to support learning of the state content standards. ERIC ED522677
Mini-websites from arts residencies that feature UDL checklists and curriculum documentation. The websites were generated from the VSA Communities of Practice and are hosted on CAPE's EASEL system: