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Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​"UDL is a research-based framework for guiding educational practice based on the premise that one-size-fits-all curricula create unintentional barriers to learning for many students, including the mythical average student.  UDL focuses on planning instruction in such a way to meet the varied needs of students​.  Not a special education initiative, UDL acknowledges the needs of all learners at the point of first teaching, thereby reducing the amount of follow-up and alternative instruction necessary".   ELA/ELD Framework, Ch. 9, p. 910

Universal Design for Learning is organized by three principles - Engagement, Representation, and Action and Expression.  Each of these three principles have three guidelines within them.  The principles and guidelines of UDL are based on neuroscience research and this research guides and provides the underlying framework for UDL.  Each principle calls for teachers to provide multiple means of engagement, representation, and action and expression to help all students access the rigorous curriculum we are presenting.

UDL Resources and Links:

CAST- http://www.cast.org/

Video: "UDL At a Glance" - http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/whatisudl/conceptofudl

National Center on Universal Design for Learning - http://www.udlcenter.org/

                   


Upcoming Events



UDL 101:  ​Le​arn the Basics of Universal Design for Learning​
August 31, 2021-May 31, 2022
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Understand the connection between UDL and MTSS; learn about the three principles of UDL; explore strategies and resources.

Ready, Reset, Go!
December 2, & 9, 2021
January 27, February ​10, & April 28, 2022
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​Learn about the SEL competencies and UDL principles to support mental health; develop tools and strategies to support family and student engagement; explore ways to integrate SEL and UDL ​
UDL 201:  Advancing Implementation of Universal Design for Learning 
January 18, 2022
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February 3 & 22, 2022
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August 31, 2021-May 31, 2022 

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Learn how to develop UDL lesson plans; understand the UDL progression rubrics.


A Guide to Co-Teaching
January 20, February 17, March 10, & April 7, 2022
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​Learn about the four predominant models; examine implementation research; explore a conceptual framework; use a Co-Teaching Instructional Observation Form.
Mixing Up Your UDL Practice with Blended Learning
February 8, 2022
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​Explore variability and flexible grouping; design instructional models.
UDL 301:  Sustaining Implementation of Universal Design for Learning
March 8, 2022
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March 29 & April 12, 2022
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August 31, 2021-May 31, 2022
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Learn tools for coaching and implementating; explore resources.


For more information, please contact Pam Tupy at ptupy@ocde.us