UDL: Universal Design for Learning - What is it, and how it benefits all children.

July 11, 2017

 

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to teaching that uses a specific set of principals for curriculum development that provides all students with equal opportunities to learn and access classroom materials. 

 

While some teachers may already use UDL practices and principles in their classroom, traditional and UDL approaches are very different. Check out how Understood and the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST, 2017) organize and highlight some of the differences between traditional and UDL teaching approaches. 

 

They go on to note a simple, yet commonly misunderstood fact: UDL isn't just for kids with diagnosed learning and attention difficulties. It takes into account flexibility, which allows for curriculum to be adjusted/modified/adapted based upon the students strengths and needs. UDL is for ALL children, and we need to remember that the "one-size" (or style) doesn't fit all. 

 

 

 

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