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Impact of UDL Implementation on K-12 Teacher Practice

This session dives into an impact study Goalbook conducted in conjunction with WestEd and DC Public schools, using a mixed-methods approach to answer specific research questions.

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This session dives into an impact study Goalbook conducted in conjunction with WestEd and DC Public schools, using a mixed-methods approach to answer the following research questions:
  • What impact does the UDL framework have on teacher classroom practice?
  • How can districts support teachers’ use of UDL in classrooms?
This study examined how the UDL framework is used to design instruction and facilitate differentiated lesson planning through instructional coaching at the K-12 level. The findings support the body of research that suggests the UDL framework aids educators in designing differentiated learning experiences accessible for all learners. Both teachers and instructional coaches cited Goalbook Toolkit as a critical tool in utilizing the UDL framework within their instructional design and coaching. Ongoing evaluations following this initial study reveal promising applications of increased teacher efficacy in understanding and applying UDL principles and strategies to support diverse learner needs. 

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Jo Ann Hanrahan
Jon D'Angelo

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April 1, 2021

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Impact of UDL Implementation on K-12 Teacher Practice

This session dives into an impact study Goalbook conducted in conjunction with WestEd and DC Public schools, using a mixed-methods approach to answer specific research questions.

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This session dives into an impact study Goalbook conducted in conjunction with WestEd and DC Public schools, using a mixed-methods approach to answer the following research questions:
  • What impact does the UDL framework have on teacher classroom practice?
  • How can districts support teachers’ use of UDL in classrooms?
This study examined how the UDL framework is used to design instruction and facilitate differentiated lesson planning through instructional coaching at the K-12 level. The findings support the body of research that suggests the UDL framework aids educators in designing differentiated learning experiences accessible for all learners. Both teachers and instructional coaches cited Goalbook Toolkit as a critical tool in utilizing the UDL framework within their instructional design and coaching. Ongoing evaluations following this initial study reveal promising applications of increased teacher efficacy in understanding and applying UDL principles and strategies to support diverse learner needs. 

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Video Transcript
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Narrative
Interactive Notes Document

Authors/Creators
Jo Ann Hanrahan
Jon D'Angelo

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April 1, 2021

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Embedded Support for UDL Applications to Real-World Practice

This research highlights UDL framework applications and implementations among teacher candidates in the special education teacher preparation programs.

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This research highlights UDL framework applications and implementations among teacher candidates in the special education teacher preparation programs. Our preliminary research result includes understanding, experience, and application of UDL framework among teacher candidates and educational practitioners in their teacher education programs and K-12 field-based experience. Our interactive presentation includes discussions and demonstrations of explicit training through instructor model, embedded support, enduring understanding, lesson planning, and classroom applications of UDL principles. This scaffolding process as a part of a UDL reflective cycle in the teacher education program is shared and discussed during this session.

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Natsuko Takemae
Joan Nicoll-Senft

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December 15, 2020

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Building a UDL Implementation Researcher & Practitioner Tool

This session shares the results of a review of the current literature and practice around UDL implementation fidelity measures, and engages participants in identifying critical factors in assaying UDL implementation at the building and district level.

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As more schools and districts adopt the UDL framework, describing the relationship between universal design and student/teacher outcomes emerges as a persistent need for practitioners and researchers. This breakout session shares the results of a review of the current literature and practice around UDL implementation fidelity measures, and engages participants in identifying critical factors in assaying UDL implementation at the building and district level. The results of this session will help inform field testing of a potential UDL implementation fidelity tool. 

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James Nelson Robinson
Taji Gibson
Cassandra Cole

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December 15, 2020

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Theoretical Frameworks to Prepare Pre-Service Teachers

Actively Engaged: Preparing Preservice Teachers with UDL

This session explores a study that examined the impact of using a practice-based approach to teach UDL as compared to a lecture-based approach to teach UDL to better prepare general education pre-service teachers. Constructs of interest include pre-service teachers’ fundamental knowledge including UDL, self-efficacy and UDL application.

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General education pre-service teachers are expected to teach diverse learners, including those with disabilities, in general education settings. Yet many are not adequately prepared to teach all students. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to increase inclusive practices, however, it is unknown how to best teach this to pre-service teachers. The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of using a practice-based approach to teach UDL as compared to a lecture-based approach to teach UDL to better prepare general education pre-service teachers. Constructs of interest include pre-service teachers’ fundamental knowledge including UDL, self-efficacy and UDL application. A mixed methods triangulation design was employed. While pre-service teachers from both groups had significant gains in their foundational knowledge, reported self-efficacy, reported UDL knowledge and ability to apply UDL ideas, participants in the practice-based group did have some advantages, specifically in the area of UDL application.

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Mary Decker

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November 30, 2020

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A Review of UDL Research

In this resource, we review 125 studies published between 2000 and early 2019, that investigated the use of UDL in early childhood through postsecondary education settings.

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In this resource, we review 125 studies published between 2000 and early 2019, that investigated the use of UDL in early childhood through postsecondary education settings. Highlights of our results include the finding that basic conceptualizations of UDL vary in significant ways, affecting the possibility of drawing conclusions about its impact and efficacy. UDL research is being disseminated to a variety of audiences, but is associated most frequently with special education. Research about UDL has increased and research quality has improved.

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Cynthia M. Okolo, Julie Brehmer, Shawn Daley, Eileen Mooney, Jeff Diedrich, Jessica Sprick, Aric Gaunt, Ying Hu, Ian Clemente

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May 5, 2019

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UDL Instruments and Measurements

This resource will provide an overview of instruments and measures used in UDL educational environments. Based on a review of published UDL research, we will present a sample of existing instruments to measure UDL implementation.

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This resource will provide an overview of instruments and measures used in UDL educational environments. Based on a review of published UDL research, we will present a sample of existing instruments to measure UDL implementation. In addition, we will focus on approaches to measuring student outcomes in UDL settings that are related to being an “expert learner”: (a) purpose/motivation/work ethic; (b) resourcefulness; (c) executive functioning; (d) social skills; (e) basic academic skills; (f) content knowledge; and (g) engagement. Finally, challenges in UDL measurements will be discussed.

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Anya S. Evmenova, Kimberly M. Johnson, Cynthia M. Okolo, Eric J. Moore

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January 17, 2019

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Bringing UDL to a CLOUD Classroom

This reaearch will explore the concept of applying tools that support the UDL framework in a large school district, using cloud-based learning platforms.

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This resource wiill explore the concept of applying tools that support the UDL framework in a large school district, using cloud-based learning platforms. In particular, it will address the ability to deliver solutions in a timely manner, and the importance of communication when implementing learning strategies and tools within a large district.

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Mark E. Nichols, M.Ed., Matthew R. McGoldrick, Jeffrey A. Levinson, Katie Gilligan

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Posted date:

January 31, 2019

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