Universal Design for Learning

Personalized Learning Opinion Ed Tech and Universal Design for Learning: Because One Size Fits None
The UDL guidelines offer a valuable framework for educators who have embraced next-generation learning to improve teaching and learning for all people by designing at the margins.
Contributing Blogger, November 30, 2018
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Equity & Diversity Opinion When It Comes to Universal Design for Learning, Don’t Wait to Be an Expert
When teachers create flexible learning environments, they support all different types of learners, Kyle Redford writes.
Kyle Redford, January 24, 2018
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School & District Management Opinion Design Thinking as Pedagogy - For Students and Educators
In this podcast, Sandy Speicher, partner and managing director of education at IDEO, chats with me on what design thinking is and why it's so important for teachers and education leaders right now.
Tom Vander Ark, February 15, 2017
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Education Opinion How Universal Design for Learning Creates Culturally Accessible Classrooms
Universal design for learning can play an important role in helping teachers create culturally competent classrooms, writes Joni Degner.
Joni Degner, November 15, 2016
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Students Cindy Chen, left, and Rendy Zhong practice reading in a classroom at Southside Elementary School, in Columbus, Ind. The school is part of a district that practices universal design for learning, an instructional framework that seeks to open up multiple routes to learning. It can touch on everything from teaching and assessment strategies to classroom design and the outline of the school day.
Students Cindy Chen, left, and Rendy Zhong practice reading in a classroom at Southside Elementary School, in Columbus, Ind. The school is part of a district that practices universal design for learning, an instructional framework that seeks to open up multiple routes to learning. It can touch on everything from teaching and assessment strategies to classroom design and the outline of the school day.
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Every Student Succeeds Act ESSA Spotlights Strategy to Reach Diverse Learners
An instructional framework called universal design for learning, or UDL, which supports multiple ways to teach lessons, has found a niche in the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Christina A. Samuels, February 23, 2016
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Special Education Opinion Don't Wait: Six Simple Ways to Support Your Struggling Learners Tomorrow
"These modifications all embrace the principles of UDL (Universal Design for Learning) which caution against teaching to the imaginary average student. The truth is, our classrooms are full of students who are difficult to categorize because they present quirky profiles."
Kyle Redford, February 17, 2016
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Teaching Profession CTQ Collaboratory Sparking Up Lessons With Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Universal Design for Learning is the perfect go-to teaching tool to guide instructional decisions, Elizabeth Stein says.
Elizabeth Stein, October 19, 2015
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Special Education Q&A Learning by Universal Design
Neuropsychologist David H. Rose, a principal architect of Universal Design for Learning, says classrooms need a richer mix of resources and more emotion.
Anthony Rebora, June 18, 2014
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School & District Management Study Finds Districts Buying Into Universal Design
But many education leaders still aren't entirely sure what UDL is.
May 22, 2012
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School & District Management Study Tracks Growing Understanding of UDL
But state and district special education directors say there are still widespread misperceptions about the universal design for learning concept.
May 15, 2012
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Special Education Standards Open the Door for Best Practices From Special Ed.
As schools rewrite curricula, the timing is right for UDL, RTI, according to experts.
April 23, 2012
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Special Education Universal Design for Learning
The Center for Learning Disabilities sponsored an online chat on universal design for learning with Patti Ralabate, a special education expert for the National Education Association. The chat is packed with links to great resources on this topic, which advocates creating lessons and classroom materials that are flexible enough to accommodate different learning styles.
Christina A. Samuels, September 25, 2008
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Assessment Universally-Designed Assessments
My blog post about "books of the future" using principles of universal design for learning brought this comment from source Candace Cortiella, director of The Advocacy Institute, which I thought was worth bringing up:
Christina A. Samuels, May 28, 2008
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Education Letter to the Editor When Flexibility Means That ‘Majors’ Start in 1st Grade
The idea of “universal design for learning,” originally focused on special education, seems to recognize that everybody learns differently because everybody is different.
January 29, 2008
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