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New Hampshire UDL Innovation Network

NH Educators working on a journey mapping activity

Project Description

The New Hampshire Universal Design for Learning (NHUDL) Innovation Network is a multi-year job-embedded/school-site based professional learning program for New Hampshire educators who are committed to empowering all learners. Now in year three of the Network, CAST partners with the New Hampshire Department of Education along with 70 schools and almost 500 educators in the state. Participants engage with a small team from their school to learn what UDL is and how to apply it in their learning environments. Through collaborative school-based instructional rounds, online learning, statewide workshop days, and team-supported reflective practice, participants work to transform their classrooms for greater access and to support student agency. We empower participating educators as collaborators, leveraging a UDL approach to supporting their learning as designers and learners themselves.

One of the toughest challenges in education is helping every student find a pathway to a bright future. There is no “one-size-fits-all” key to learning, and no single approach will work for all students. Universal Design for Learning is New Hampshire’s way to help educators across our state tackle the wide-ranging needs of all our students, and help them both recognize student variability in the classroom, but design education solutions so that ALL students can learn.

Frank Edelblut, Commissioner at the New Hampshire Department of Education

The New Hampshire UDL Innovation Network

Learn more about our work in New Hampshire

Building on our success in Year One, Year Two of the NHUDL Innovation Network saw not only growth in the numbers of participants across the state of New Hampshire, but progress along educators’ continuum of understanding and implementation of UDL.


Download the Year Two Report


Spring 2018 – Summer 2020


New Hampshire Department of Education

Get involved!

If you are a New Hampshire educator looking to learn more about this opportunity, contact Ari Fleisher for more information. If you are looking for a similar initiative for UDL implementation in your district or state, contact Jennifer Levine.

Follow our work in the New Hampshire area using our hashtag, #NHUDL.