UDL: Getting Started is a self-paced online course to introduce learners to Universal Design for Learning. Over the course of 8 short modules, learners will understand how to begin implementing UDL in their classrooms. The course includes videos, articles, quizzes, resources, and tips for transferring the learning into authentic practice.

Understand the need for designing learning environments that are flexible enough to address learner variability
Identify the three networks of the brain and their associated UDL principles.
Examine learning scenarios for evidence of UDL principles.
Understand the role of student beliefs in engagement.
Provide students with options for promoting engagement.
Understand the variability in student processing of information.
Provide students with options for receiving content.
Provide students with multiple means of expressing their knowledge.
Provide students with supports for various methods of action and expression.
Describe various examples for providing choices and scaffolds to students.
Describe various examples for providing choices and scaffolds to students.
Understand the potential impact of emotional and/or physiological stress on learning.
Analyze your classroom for evidence of, and opportunities for, UDL.
Create an original lesson plan aligned to the UDL framework

James McKenna, Ed.D.

Grade/Age Level:

Early Childhood
Elementary (Age 5-10)
Middle (Age 11-14)
High ( Age14-18 )
Adult Learning

Category Quick Find:

Professional Development

UDL Guidelines:

Recruiting Interest
Sustaining Effort & Persistence
Language & Symbols
Physical Action
Expression & Communication
Executive Functions

Research & Academic:

Implications for Teaching & Practice

Teaching Practices:

Planning for Learner Variability
Understanding & Overcoming Barriers
Goal Setting
Flexible Materials
Flexible Methods

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Posted date:

November 6, 2018
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