Universal Design for Learning 1: UDL in the Everyday Classroom
All students learn differently — not only those with obvious disabilities or cultural differences! The goal of Universal Design for Learning, or UDL, is to ensure equal access to learning by removing the barriers that are often present in curriculum. In this module, you will explore and apply the three principles of UDL, each of which considers multiple means of teaching and learning. You will analyze and adapt lesson plans to address those principles, implement a UDL principle in your classroom and reflect on the experience, and finally write a lesson plan that incorporates all of the UDL principles.
Alignment to North Carolina standards
- North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards
- 2. Teachers establish a respectful environment for a diverse population of students.
- c. Teachers treat students as individuals.
- d. Teachers adapt their teaching for the benefit of students with special needs.
- 4. Teachers facilitate learning for their students.
- a. Teachers know the ways in which learning takes place, and they know the appropriate levels of intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of their students.
- 5. Teachers reflect on their practice.
- a. Teachers analyze student learning.