American Association of School Superintendents
Thursday, November 5, 2015
The November 2015 issue of
School Administrator a magazine that circulates to more than 13,000 school and district leaders, features a package of stories about universal design for learning (UDL) and highlights CAST's free resources for schools.
The lead article is authored by Sheldon Berman, superintendent of Andover, Mass., schools and the chair of CAST's Board of Directors. Dr. Berman writes: "Universal design for learning reframes the way we think about diversity in the classroom and enables teachers and schools to effectively reach and engage a far broader range of learners."
A sidebar highlights
CAST UDL Exchange, a place for teachers to create and share resources such as lesson plans, and
Universal Design for Learning: Theory & Practice, a free multimedia book written by CAST Co-Founders Anne Meyer and David Rose, along with David Gordon, along with several other helpful resources.
The issue also includes articles by two school leaders who are experts in UDL implementation.
In one, George van Horn, director of special education for the Bartholomew Consolidated Schools in Columbus, Ind., describes how the leaders and teachers in that district worked together to align ongoing programs and practices with the UDL framework.
In the other, Katie Novak, assistant superintendent of Groton-Dunstable, Mass., schools, and the author of UDL Now! published by CAST Professional Publishing, describes specific classroom scenarios where UDL helped educators personalize learning for all students.