Part 1 of a two sessions focused on universal design for learning. Universal design for learning (UDL) is a framework based on neuroscience that is intended to foster the development of learners who are purposeful and motivated, knowledgeable and resourceful, and strategic and goal directed. Further, understanding the relationship among learning goals, assessment, methods and materials, and applying the UDL framework with fidelity is central to supporting effective learners and learning.
This session will provide participants with an overview of the underlying tenets and guidelines of UDL, a rationale for its implementation in P-20 education, a discussion of common critiques, and an opportunity to apply the principles to hypothetical and actual learning contexts.
Key Learning Outcomes
1. Participants will develop or refine their understanding of the three principles and nine guidelines of the UDL framework.
2. Participants will identify strengths and challenges to the effective implementation of the UDL framework within their professional context.
3. Participants will apply select guidelines of the UDL framework within a hypothetical and/or actual learning context.