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5 Essential Things Teachers Need to Know About UDL

The CoolCatTeacher

Loui Lord Nelson on Episode 458 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Universal Design for Learning (UDL) doesn’t have to be mind-boggling. Today’s guest is international UDL expert Loui Lord Nelson, Ph.D. She talks about what we need to know and also the common mistakes educators make when starting to use UDL.

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UDL for Adult Learners: Guidelines and Strategies

Digital Promise

“The best thing about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is that it keeps the rigor of content and standards, but allows for flexibility in the way learners come to their own understanding of the material,” says Jason Marshall of YouthBuild USA. To learn more about UDL for adult learners, read our blog Tight on Goals, Flexible on Means.

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How One District Takes STEM Learning to the Next Level


When you bring esports into the classroom, there’s evidence of better learning outcomes in STEM and even attendance. Design for diverse learners: We designed Level Up Los Angeles, focusing on UDL principles.

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Announcing the All-New EdTechTeacher Summer Learning Pass!


We are conducting 12 amazing workshops over six weeks that consist of three live one-hour webinars and a host of helpful resources. Educators familiar with our last 20 years of high-quality workshops can now access EVERY workshop held this summer with one low-cost membership of $195.

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Instructor Spotlight: Sam Kary


Sam Kary is a keynote speaker, writer, and the dynamic founder of New EdTech Classroom, a popular YouTube channel that supports teachers with purposeful technology integration. WHO IS SAM KARY? Sam’s YouTube instructional videos have garnered over 10 million views and reached an audience of 200,000+.

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AT and UDL: Acronyms for Equity


I worked exclusively with students in special education classrooms who needed a way to access the curriculum or a way to communicate effectively in the classroom. Finally, I had the great opportunity to attend the UDL Summer Institute at Harvard University in 2015.

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Tight on Goals, Flexible on Means: Universal Design for Learning Empowers Opportunity Youth

Digital Promise

UDL and Opportunity Youth. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is “a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn” ( CAST ). UDL’s guiding principles are: All people learn differently; The emotion behind learning is as important as the learning; and.

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