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Introduction to Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Universal design for learning is a research-based framework utilizing three principles to drive instructional planning. This session will focus on developing an understanding of, not only the principles, but also the way in which the principles interact with the four components of “curriculum”, i.e., goals, assessments, methods, and materials. Implementation of UDL at the classroom level addresses learning barriers from the start of instructional planning, allows all students to become expert learners, honors the variability of students’ place in the learning environment, and decreases valuable time spent on re-teaching content.