Connecticut Core Standards

Understanding UDL

General Overview

Overview Videos & Webinars

  • “The Myth of Average” Todd Rose, a high school dropout turned Harvard faculty talks about a simple new way of thinking to help nurture individual potential. (TEDxSonomaCounty 2013)
  • Meeting the Needs of All Learners—This CSDE Principal Webinar 6 hosted by Interim Chief Academic Officer, Ellen Cohn, introduces the components of Universal Design for Learning and provides examples of how instruction can be designed in various subject areas to meet various student needs. (
  • UDL at a Glance (4:36)—This video provides a quick overview. (by CAST)
  • UDL: Principles and Practice (6:35)—This video illustrates the main principles and practices of UDL. (by National Center on Universal Design for Learning)  
  • UDL: Reducing Barriers (3:06)—This video focuses on how reducing barriers in the classroom enhances learning for all students. (by Brandy Antonio)
  • Westglen School, K-6: Universal Design for Learning (21:39)—This video  showcases a K-6 UDL school with approximately 250 students with diverse learning needs.  (by edpublicschools)