In today’s complex and dynamic classrooms, educators know they will be supporting students with very diverse learning needs. It can be challenging to craft learning opportunities that meet the needs of such a wide variety of learners. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to curriculum design that can help address the challenge. This course is designed to introduce the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) educational framework. By completing this course, you will gain an understanding of the basic principles of UDL, how to implement a variety of UDL strategies, and become part of a Professional Learning Community striving to improve teaching practice.
How to use this resource:
This course can completed many different ways.
- You can work through the course as a self-directed study, setting your own pace and accessing the course whenever or wherever you wish
- A school team interested in implementing UDL can work together according to an agreed-upon schedule. For example, individuals could explore a module and then come together, physically or virtually, to discuss and extend their learning
- If you are facilitating learning opportunities in your school or district to help educators develop knowledge of UDL, you can use the course curriculum and resources as part of your own face-to-face or eLearning course