UDL for Adult Learners: Guidelines and Strategies

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“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. In this webinar, Jason and one of the YouthBuild USA Teaching Fellows, Jo Forman, talk about why UDL is important when working with adult learners, and they outline several UDL guidelines and give strategies for using UDL in the classroom.

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Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

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Universal Design for Learning® (UDL). Universal Design for Learning® (UDL) developed by David Rose and Ann Meyers is a registered trademark of the Center for Assistive Special Technology (CAST). UDL was designed to reduce the barriers to the curriculum and maximize learning. UDL provides a framework for all learners to help them become self-directed and independent expert learners. Design Thinking and UDL Planning Tool. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

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A perfect pairing: UDL and PLCs

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Related content: 5 ways our centralized LMS supports UDL. One such framework is Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a standards-based framework for inclusive education that aims to eliminate barriers to learning and optimize each individual’s opportunity to learn. UDL recognizes that a one-size-fits-all curriculum doesn’t meet the needs of all students.

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Universal Design for Learning: What Educators Need to Know


Then, discover a few practical ways that you can use Universal Design for Learning guidelines in your classroom—along with some examples to get you started. At the core of the UDL framework is providing students with the individualized support they need to succeed. Why UDL is valuable.

Improving outcomes with Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

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Although the OCR complaints typically focus on publicly available web content, the American Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that all online instructional content meet accessibility guidelines. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) A recent article in the EDUCAUSE Review describes how University of Memphis integrated Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles into their online course development process.

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Some Resources for Summer Rejuvenation


Once refreshed and centered, co-teachers can look ahead to the new school year by tapping into UDL guidelines and planning tools & templates. Summer Growth Two Teachers in the Room centering co-teaching co-teaching models Elizabeth Stein guidelines learning Patti Ralabate rejuvenation relaxation Summer tools UDL Universal Design for LearningElizabeth Stein offers resources to support the rejuvenation educators need to enjoy, learn, grow, and relax this summer.

Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Engagement

Catlin Tucker

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that is based on a scientific understanding of how people learn. The goal of UDL is to design “barrier-free, instructionally rich learning environments and lessons that provide access to all students” (Nelson, 2).

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Here’s some of what I wrote: ENGAGEMENT UDL Guideline(s): Recruiting Interest, Sustaining Effort & Persistence, Self Regulation Tool(s): Blogging platforms such as WordPress or Squarespace. One such tool for me when it comes to the UDL principle of Engagement is a blog.

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Applying Universal Design for Learning in remote classrooms


This, after all, is the concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework that aids curriculum designers and educators in ensuring that all learners receive the accommodations that are needed to help them excel in school.

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Tools of the Trade

Digital Promise

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 really aims to focus on the goal, which is to help learners become expert learners,” says David Gordon, CAST’s director of publishing and communications. UDL Book Builder. UDL Curriculum Toolkit. UDL Guidelines.

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Growing from the Contributions of the Learners in Our Classrooms

The Principal of Change

Currently, I am teaching a course with UPenn titled “Building a Strong Foundation for Universal Design for Learning and Innovation,” which is part of a UDL certificate program taught with my friend and colleague, Dr. Katie Novak. (

Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Action and Expression

Catlin Tucker

In my last blog, I focused on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principle of representation. In this post, I want to explore the third, and final, UDL principle of action and expression.

When Education Is Designed for All Learners

ED Surge

Propping up her vigorous routine are the poles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the perfect blend of education technology, ensuring that everything keeps spinning along at the right pace and momentum. When I think about UDL, I want my students to have independence and autonomy.

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Multiple Choice

Digital Promise

One of the key elements of the curriculum-design approach known as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is student engagement — creating opportunities for students to become engaged and stay motivated, to believe that what they’re learning is important, and to feel capable in their learning. Fostering engagement — knowing your students, knowing how to make the material sing to them — is where the art of teaching is on full display, says author Katie Novak in UDL Now! , In UDL Now!,

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Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Representation

Catlin Tucker

In my last blog, I focused on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principle of engagement. Within the principle of representation, there are three guidelines: 1) perception, 2) language and symbols, and 3) comprehension.

5 Digital tools for making the virtual classroom more inclusive


For this to occur, online education has to follow the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) standards, addressing learning barriers while providing multiple modes of engagement. Read more: 7 digital portfolio guidelines for outstanding learning performance.

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How Designing Accessible Curriculum For All Can Help Make Online Learning More Equitable


Some educators who want to make online learning more engaging and accessible are exploring the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework. The beauty of UDL is that it addresses ‘learner variability’, which is the norm in our classrooms.”.

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Language and Literacy: Teaching Through Manipulative Supports


CAST has designed an approach called Universal Design for Learning (UDL), which provides a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning based on scientific insight into how humans learn, including multiple means of engagement, representation, action, and expression.

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Learner Variability: The Why of Personalized Learning from Tom Driscoll


Much of this overlaps with Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The UDL framework and associated guidelines help educators “address the predictable variability in learning that we know will be present in any environment.” UDL designates three distinct cognitive areas of variability: Engagement (The “Why” of Learning), Representation (The “What” of Learning), and Action & Expression (The “How” of Learning.) Is a theme emerging?

A Back-to-School, Personalized Learning Toolkit


9) Blog—Universal Design for Learning: Powering Personalized Experiences for All Students Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a parallel approach similar to personalized learning. In this blog post we provide an in-depth analysis of UDL and why more teachers are considering this option for their classroom. So we’ve put together a blog of research-based guidelines for choosing edtech tools—from assessment to curriculum software—to use in the classroom.

How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses


So we need to try to follow those UDL guidelines to ensure that our course materials are accessible for all, for all learners. By designing your course, following these guidelines, you can optimize learning for everyone.

Curriculum Associates Launches Magnetic Reading to Help Students Build Confidence While Mastering Critical Reading Skills

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Built using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guidelines, Magnetic Reading also notably helps all students engage with high-quality, grade-level texts. New supplemental reading program for Grades 3–5 engages students with grade-level content using culturally relevant texts.

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How Do You Grade a Creative Assignment?

ED Surge

If you want to provide alternative means for demonstrating learning, The CAST Universal Design for Learning (UDL) action and expression guidelines may help you think through how to provide choices to these students.

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Starting my 2022 Georgetown University ed tech seminar

Bryan Alexander

UDL guidelines . This week my spring 2022 seminar began. It’s a master’s degree course for Georgetown University’s excellent Learning, Design, and Technology program. The topic is education and technology. In this post, I’d like to share some course materials and my thinking behind it. In other LDT classes I’ve included technology within our topics in various forms, examining its implications in many domains.

Here’s the Syllabus for Your Summer Crash Course in Online Education


Can community guidelines help? UDL in the Cloud: How to Design and Deliver Online Education Using Universal Design for Learning ,” by Katie Novak and Tom Thibodeau (book), addresses accessibility in terms of digital access and disabilities.

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Back to School with Choice Boards – SULS0121

Shake Up Learning

A choice board will give students what UDL requires through multiple means of engagement, representation, and actions or expressions of their learning. The post Back to School with Choice Boards – SULS0121 appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

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3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

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A truly inclusive classroom goes beyond accessibility and adheres to Universal Design for Learning (UDL). For more information about digital accessibility and UDL, check out the following resources: Common Sense Media's Learning Differences & Special Needs Guide. Universal Design for Learning (UDL): What You Need to Know. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. "Turn on the subtitles, Ms. Olague!"

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Leading an Orchestra of Learning

Educator Innovator

The school’s personalized learning model draws from Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines developed at Harvard University. “If At Eastern Heights Elementary School in St. Paul, a vast new space called the Learning Studio is home to personalized learning. On any given day inside the sprawling Learning Studio at Eastern Heights Elementary School in St.

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Topics include: Personalize Your Math Professional Development, Learn About Differentiated Instruction and UDL, Personalize Your ELA Professional Development, and more. Education Revolution Google+ Community Guidelines for Project Based Learning. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 22nd The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn.and change.