Universal Design for Learning is a conceptual framework that can support the proactive planning of addressing learner variability in the classroom. As classrooms continue to evolve and include students who represent different experience, ability, engagement or interest, and cultural and linguistic diversity, it is important for schools to have an ongoing and systematic plan for addressing the variability of all students. This presentation focuses on how a collaboration between the administration and school leadership team (i.e., instructional coaches) and university partners developed a three year plan for rolling out and implementing principles of UDL in schoolwide systems, classroom instructional practices, and assessment and data analysis conducted at all levels of the school. Reflections and lessons learned in the first year of implementation of this plan with content area professional learning communities are shared, with suggestions for handling UDL fail and collecting stakeholder feedback also discussed.
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