Universal Design for Learning is a framework for teaching and learning, and therefore understood best when we apply it to our work. Diving deeper, how do we consider UDL in practice? What does it look like in different classrooms by subject, content, context? How can I coach others to become informed UDL professionals that are responsive educators in their classrooms guided by a UDL lens?
A professional learning community (PLC) is an ideal format for building deeper understanding and holding ourselves accountable for enacting meaningful change in our perspectives and actions. Options for a PLC include school division central office teams, regional directors of special education, school-based inclusive practices teams, or any other naturally occurring group interested in deepening their understanding of how curriculum can support individual student variability.
Online Text Resources:
What are the UDL guidelines?
What are other example representations of the UDL guidelines?
How do we define a UDL curriculum?
What do we mean by developing expert learners?
What are some examples of effective UDL implementation in school districts?
UDL: A Tale of 4 Districts
UDL Fact Sheets and CAST Top Tens
Test Your UDL PD Knowledge
Other UDL Texts:
A Broad Tour of UDL:
UDL, AT, and The National Accessible Educational Materials Center:
CAST Free Learning Tools
CAST UDL Updates, News, and Connections
Other National Resources/ Groups on UDL: