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November 2011 Blog Posts (9)

Thinking about UDL: Who were your favorite teachers? How were they UDL?

"Kem, look at your lessons. Embedded in your work as a teaching artist is UDL." Stephen calmly coached me. I was freaking out about UDL when I first encountered it two years ago as a VSA Teaching Artist Fellow. Oh no! Not another education theory. Grrrrr.

I was not a traditional student. I was an unidentified student living with a disability. Most teachers found me annoying, incorrigible and stubborn. They did not realize that my disruptive behavior was a mask to the fact that I could…


Added by Kemlyn Tan Bappe on November 30, 2011 at 10:37pm — 1 Comment

The Fine Arts are UDL!

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The Fine Arts are UDL!


Added by Stephen Petrucci on November 29, 2011 at 12:06pm — 1 Comment

The Art and Science of Teaching

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Leaderhship in Education

Added by Stephen Petrucci on November 20, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Winning State and Cultivating UDL

I recently asked a high school coach why some teams outperform other teams when the pool of athletes seem so similar. "It's because the coach was able to build and 'sell' a program to which the athletes adhered. The students did the scheduled workouts (versus adding their own or completely ignoring the workout schedule), worked out as a team and worked as a team, supported one another during times of difficulty and celebration, and they built on their…


Added by Loui Lord Nelson on November 15, 2011 at 5:05pm — No Comments

UDL Evaluation Tool for Alternative Assessments

Tracey Hall once did a UDL Spotlight of my work at VSA. This week, I would like to do a "UDL Tracey Hall photo Spotlight" on her work on a real up-and-running UDL Evaluation Tool!

Go Tracey!…


Added by Don Glass on November 15, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Equal Access to General Curriculum

Chapter 2: Equal Access in General Curriculum

*  You can listen to this blog on YouTube 

*  My main blog page is Here.…


Added by Stephen Petrucci on November 13, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Math manipulatives fit in UDL?

I would like to discuss how math manipulatives integrate the UDL framework.

In my view they are good low technology example of UDL implementation, as they offer new ways to make abstract concepts visible. They are fun to work with and offer also ways to express knowledge.



Added by Jaime Ribeiro on November 10, 2011 at 5:09am — 6 Comments

UDL-e: A Transformative and Empowering Form of Evaluation

Hello again! The UDL session at the American Evaluation Association conference was well received. In addition to providing UDL background information, and highlighting UDL key features of the UDL Review tool, I also located the UDL-e approach in the transformative evaluation paradigm (Mertens and McLaughlin…


Added by Don Glass on November 8, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

UDL-e: Applying UDL to Educational Evaluation

Hi. I am off to the American Evaluation Association (AEA) Conference in Anaheim, CA (aka AEA 2011 @ Disneyland!)

I am doing a presentation with some colleagues on designing evaluations using the transformative frameworks of Universal Design (UD) and Universal…


Added by Don Glass on November 1, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

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