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.

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Throw out Learning Styles and Replace it with UDL

The CoolCatTeacher

Throw out Learning Styles and Replace it with UDL. So the focus in the classroom is really developing great independent learning skills, based upon who they are, using the UDL lens of Access , Engage , and Express. Where do we start understanding UDL.

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Tools of the Trade

Digital Promise

Educators can do all of that with a set of free tools created by CAST , a nonprofit research and development company dedicated to breaking down barriers to learning. Working under the motto, “Until learning has no limits,” and co-founded by Lecturer David Rose , CAST developed the concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), which drives much of today’s theory around the different ways students learn. UDL Book Builder. UDL Curriculum Toolkit. UDL Guidelines.

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EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

These efforts, however, may be thwarted by how EdTech companies go about building software tools and by the current compliance-driven attitude that many curriculum providers take toward meeting the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 , which ensures software and website accessibility to people with disabilities. Frankly, most companies develop a product and 508 compliance is an afterthought.

Inclusive Schools Week Giveaway with Brookes Publishing

edWeb.net

Join the community to connect with like-minded individuals and participate in engaging discussions on topics like Universal Design for Learning (UDL), differentiated instruction, and collaborative teaming.

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How Can We Improve Accessibility Through Instructional Design? #DLNchat

Edsurge

We talked about the differences between accessibility and usability, legal considerations under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and the concept of UDL (universal design for learning). Phyllis Brodsky put it this way, “The commitment to accessibility should be authentic, not rote, and up front, not an afterthought… Applying sound pedagogy that drives design and truly integrates UDL is foundational.”