How to Use UDL to Support All Learners

Focus Area: Accelerating Growth
Audience:

TTeachers

Pathway: Understanding

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Overview

As we transition back from remote learning, it is important to consider how all learners will access meaningful and challenging learning experiences that meet their needs. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) helps educators design learning experiences with opportunities, scaffolds, and supports so that each student can succeed. In coaching or a Virtual Workshop, participants will:

  • Define how designing learning with a UDL lens leads to greater student achievement
  • Explore teacher scenarios of UDL learning tasks, scaffolds, and supports
  • Build and get peer feedback on their plan for creating a learning task aligned to UDL principles

Audience

This session is designed for teachers, coaches, and leaders who want to build understanding around how designing engaging and rigorous learning experiences that meet the needs of all learners can accelerate learning. This session is not intended to be an introduction to the Universal Design for Learning principles. This workshop is targeted to support educators to launch into the school year with the ability to articulate the shifts in practice needed to address academic gaps and unfinished learning that occurred during COVID.

Specifications

  • 2 hours
  • Participants will need a computer with a camera, microphone and Internet access

Outcome

I can use Universal Design for Learning principles to accelerate student growth by providing learners access to meaningful and challenging learning experiences that meet their needs.

Learning Experience

Define

  • Define how designing learning with a UDL lens leads to greater student achievement
  • Take a deep dive into the components of UDL: engagement, representation, action and expression

Explore

  • Explore teacher lesson plan examples using UDL learning tasks, scaffolds, and supports
  • Brainstorm how to build UDL components into learning opportunities for different grade levels and content areas in collaborative groups

Build

  • Create a learning task that is aligned to UDL principles
  • Evaluate their plan using a UDL checklist