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NH UDL: New Hampshire UDL Innovation Network

NH Educators working on a journey mapping activity

Project Name
New Hampshire UDL Innovation Network

Project Description

The New Hampshire Universal Design for Learning (NH UDL) 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 four of the project, CAST partners with the New Hampshire Department of Education along with more than 70 schools and 500 educators across 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.

During the 2019-2020 school year, the COVID-19 pandemic impacted our work alongside the work of educators around the country in unprecedented ways. We are as committed as ever to looking at critical aspects of learning in any context. In a classroom, at home, or in a hybrid model, Universal Design for Learning supports educators in paying attention to these essential questions:

  • How will learners engage?
  • How will content be represented?
  • In what ways will learners express and communicate their thinking during learning?

These questions continue to guide our design and learning, and the design and learning of those in the NH UDL Network.

In Year 4 we are excited to expand our support to welcome selected Learning Hubs, schools that have committed to UDL implementation, and are opening their doors in various ways to share their challenges and learnings with other New Hampshire educators.

Explore our Map of NH UDL Innovation Network Schools.

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

Learn more about our work in New Hampshire

The Year 1, Year 2, and Year 3 NH UDL Innovation Network summary reports displayed in a fan

We're excited to build on our continued success with NH UDL. Learn more about that work in our NH UDL Year One & NH UDL Year Two summary reports.

With all of the uncertainty during the latter half of the 2019-2020 school year, the NH UDL Innovation Network remained a vital resource and source of support for educators across the state. Learn more about how our work empowers educators and learners.

Download the Year 3 Report


2018 – 2022


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.

Are you a New Hampshire educator?

Our applications for 2021–2022 are open and we are currently accepting new schools. Learn more and apply today.

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