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    Meo, 2008

    Traditionally curricula have been planned for an imaginary “average”. This has resulted in inflexible curricula that have not met the needs of most students. In this paper, Meo discusses how to integrate Universal Design for Learning (UDL) into the curriculum planning process to include all students from the start. She uses a high school level reading comprehension program as an example.

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    Rose & Gravel, 2009

    Sadly for education, the commonly-available GPS exemplifies the principles and guidelines of Universal Design for Learning better than most educational curricula. This article draws playful and important parallels as it explores the features of the GPS through the lens of the UDL guidelines.

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    David Gordon, et al. (Eds.), 2009

    This policy reader comprises a notably wide range of articles that address the challenges and opportunities facing policy makers as they consider UDL’s implications for federal, state, and local policy. A Policy Reader in Universal Design ...

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    Rose & Dalton, 2006

    The nature of literacy is fundamentally changing. Recent advances in digital media and in the field of neuroscience have shown us that oral literacy (listening and speaking) is, once again, becoming more and more important. Here Rose and Dalton argue that traditional definitions of literacy are too narrow, and must be expanded to include listening. It concludes with recommendations on how to include listening in the classroom.

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    Dalton & Proctor, 2007

    As reading content in a digital format becomes more important, a question emerges: how can digital reading environments be created to support all students? Here Dalton and Proctor discuss the variety of supports that could be included in designing a “Universal Literacy Environment” for students “in the margins”. In particular, they focus on how to help build learners’ comprehension.

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    Proctor, Dalton & Grisham, 2007

    Today teachers are charged with including all students in literacy instruction, even those who have previously struggled in traditional school environments. One group that has struggled in the past is English Language Learners (ELLs). Here Proctor, Dalton, and Grisham discuss a 4-week study that used supported digital text to assist ELLs with reading comprehension. They found that embedding features did help promote learners’ use of comprehension strategies.

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    Rose, et al., 2006

    Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has traditionally been thought of as a K-12 initiative. However, it can also be implemented at the postsecondary level. In this paper the teaching staff of T-560: Meeting the Challenge of Individual Differences, a course at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, discuss their experiences implementing UDL in their course. It also includes specific examples from their class.

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    UDL Innovation Specialist

    Bryan has been working with hard-to-reach students with emotional impairments, conduct disorder, behavioral difficulties, and low interest for more than 16 years. Bryan has experience designing professional learning around learner experience design, specially-designed instruction, Universal Design for Learning, new teacher induction, Design Thinking, deep learning, and strategies for students in emotional dysregulation.

  • webinar
    Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems | Illustration of two people on laptop screens

    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Monday, June 29, 2020

    In this webinar, leaders at the Center for Inclusive Technology and Education Systems (CITES) will discuss identifying the challenges uncovered by the shift to emergency remote learning, and how school systems can use best practices in technology planning to convert the discovery of challenges into an opportunity to develop innovative solutions.

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    Watercolor image of a brain

    4:00PM – 5:00PM ET on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

    How does Universal Design for Learning apply to visual arts curricula? Join panelists from Worcester and Boston, MA as they share their stories, their struggles, and lessons learned.