Universal design for learning is a scientifically valid framework for guiding educational practice that ( a) provides flexibility in the ways information is presented, in the ways students respond or demonstrate knowledge and skills, and in the ways students are engaged; and (b) reduces barriers in instruction, provides appropriate accommodations, supports, and challenges, and maintains high achievement expectations for all students, including students with disabilities and students who are limited English proficient. Higher Education Opportunity Act UDL: The Definition What is UDL? What is UDL?
UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL: The Framework
UD Neuroscience Digital Technology UDL: Influences
National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard Higher Education Opportunity Act Common Core State Standards Initiative National Educational Technology Plan UDL Bill COMAR UDL Policy UDL Policy UDL Policy COMAR
The following slides show tools we will use to better understand these guidelines throughout the semester. Don’t stress – you don’t need to learn any of them this week. This is just a quick introduction.
“Ultimately, what will separate new curricula from old is that they will reflect a new ecology for learning. That new ecology will put students at the center of the learning environment. And all students will not only learn, each in their own way; they also will teach. Every curriculum will not only teach, it will learn. In so doing, we will create an optimal ecology for learning, one in which the paths to learning are rich and diverse enough for all our students.” -Rose and Gravel, 2012