1. Join https://todaysmeet.com/UDLGoucher to let us know what you know about Universal Design for Learning. Please add questions and comments on this site as well.
2. Reflect upon your classroom/school. Complete the pre-assessment about Universal…
"Megan - I enjoyed reading how you will go back to review and/or modify your lessons to see if you add some activities which help implement the UDL framework. It helps us as teachers become reflective learners."
"Theresa - I agree about Chapter 3. It is a little overwhelming at first. As I've learned more about it I've found the information beneficial. It definitely takes hearing it, reading it... several times to sink in to the brain. I know your…"
"Nancy - What a great idea to meet with the students weekly. It will help them become reflective thinkers. It also sounds like they will benefit from just having someone to talk to since they have a lot going on in their lives."
"Patience - I know time is worrisome. You are probably already doing the reflective piece. Hopefully as our curriculum is rewritten, teachers will be provided with more options so they don't have to think of them all on their own."
"Dennis - Creating multiple means of expression, representation, and engagement is a daunting task. Maybe you have another teacher(s) in your building who you can work with to create activities. Start with one principle to get started so you…"
"Nora - I liked the pictures and color coding on your compass. I see the UDL framework when reading it. Having students learn about their strengths and weaknesses is an important skill because it's a skill adults use in everyday life. We…"
"Terri - I agree; it is surprising how many teachers don't have the information, but could use it. There are a couple things I always tell people when I initially introduce UDL to them - Variability is the norm and UDL is all about choices."
"Heather - I'm glad you will take it one step at a time. There are a lot of changes occurring, and we can't do everything at once. I'm glad you brought up the point about observing a lesson plan; some colleagues and I were just talking…"