Planning for Implementation
- Meeting the Challenge: CT Core Standards Success for English Learners and Students with Disabilities, Module 2 – SwD Adapting the Curriculum in UDL Style— This module deepens participants’ understanding of Universal Design for Learning. Participants will have the opportunity to expand their ability to support all learners by applying UDL Principles and Guidelines. (ctcorestandards.org)
- CAST—Transforming Education through Universal Design for Learning: This is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning. On the website, resources include Research & Development, Learning Tools, Professional Learning, and Library. (cast.org)
- UDL Learning Walks—This site provides the steps, training videos, and resources for implementing UDL Learning Walks. A UDL LookFors observation form is also included. (montgomeryschoolsmd.org)
- UDL Supporting Diversity in BC Schools—This site and its resources are intended to provide K-12 educators with a starting point for implementing Universal Design for Learning in their classrooms. These resources were developed by SET-BC with support from the BC Ministry of Education Department of Diversity and Equity. (udlresource.ca)
- CCSS, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and Occupational Therapists (The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.)
- Universal Design for Learning Guidelines Graphic (udlcenter.org)
- Universal Design for Learning DIY Template (CAST.org)
- UDL Instructional Units - NCSC has developed a set of Instructional Units to serve as examples of curriculum that utilizes multiple means of presentation and allows the learner to work and respond in a format that meets their needs for learning and expression. Each unit is made up of several lessons and a culminating activity, all of which provide examples for meeting the unique needs of students with significant cognitive disabilities. (ncscpartners.org)
- Two Teachers in the Room/Universal Design for Learning—A MiddleWeb Blog by Elizabeth Stein (middleweb.com)
- Special Needs: 6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL—This article in "The Journal—Transforming Education through Technology"(June 13, 2014) by Stephen Noonoo describes how Universal Design for Learning can make lessons more accessible and lesson-planning more fun. (thejournal.com)
- Designing Lessons for Unique Learners—This blog by Katie Novak for The Teaching Channel showcases how UDL is helpful in blending knowledge of subject matter, child development, and individual students to plan and create a lesson that is accessible to all learners. Supporting materials and a link to a sample of the UDL-designed plan used for a Teaching Channel video on Beowulf are provided.
- “Building Better Curriculum through Universal Design for Learning”—In the January 13, 2015 Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Practice, Dr. Maureen Wideman presented a case study that explored the application of UDL on a technology-enhanced health sciences program.
Classroom Videos that Link UDL to Common Core
- Grade K Math: Compose and Decompose K.NBT.1—This video shows a kindergarten class working with manipulatives to decompose numbers 11–19 (engageny.org)
- UDL Guidelines in Practice: Grade 1 Mathematics—In this video, a panel of experts discusses how a grade 1 mathematics teacher applies the principles and guidelines of UDL (udlcenter.org).
- Grade 5 ELA: Making a Claim Using Two Texts with Similar Themes—This video illustrates how 5th graders quote and explain text and compare two different types of texts with similar themes (RL 5.1 and 5.9). (engageny.org)
- UDL Guidelines in Practice: Grade 6 Science—In this video a panel of UDL experts discusses how a grade 6 science teacher applies the principles and guideline of UDL in this short video. (udlcenter.org)