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Key Questions to Consider When Planning Lessons

An alternate way to consider the UDL Guidelines is to look at some key questions that each Guideline answers. When planning a lesson or unit, consider these questions to ensure that the environment is flexible and inclusive of all learners.

CAST
2020

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UDL Tips for Designing Learning Experiences

How can we design learning experiences so that they are meaningful and challenging for all learners?

CAST
2020

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UDL & the Learning Brain

What we know about the brain is central to the Universal Design for Learning Framework. Knowing key facts about the brain from a UDL perspective can help inform learning design to address learner variability. Find out more in this downloadable resource designed for educators.

CAST
2018

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    Differentiated Instruction and Implications for UDL Implementation

    T. Hall, et al.
    2014

    Information on the theory and research behind differentiated instruction and its intersection with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is examined. The article begins with an introduction to differentiated instruction by defining …

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    UDL Unplugged: The Role of Technology in UDL

    Rose, Gravel & Domings
    2010

    This article examines the question of whether technology is central to the foundations of UDL or whether UDL is useful as a pedagogical framework that goes beyond technology. The authors use the UDL guidelines as a structural framework through which to examine these questions.

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    7 Things You Should Know about Universal Design for Learning

    J. Gronneberg & S. Johnston
    2015

    This article summarizes Universal Design for Learning, a framework for the design of materials and instructional methods that are usable by a wide range of students.

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    Collaborative Planning Using UDL

    P.K. Ralabate, et al.
    2014

    Speech language pathologists (SLPs) working in inclusive classrooms bring a different orientation toward developing student goals and delivering language instruction than do general education classroom teachers. It is critical for SLPs ...

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    The Future is in the Margins: The Role of Technology and Disability in Educational Reform

    Meyer & Rose
    2005

    This article examines the question of whether technology is central to the foundations of UDL or whether UDL is useful as a pedagogical framework that goes beyond technology. The authors use the UDL guidelines as a structural framework through which to examine these questions.

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