According to www.udlcenter.org,
“Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn.
UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone–not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs.”
Go to the Learning Resources Section for this week and find the Universal Design Videos and Handouts.
Watch one of the videos and read one of the handouts, being sure to take notes on what you are learning about Universal Design. Be sure to give yourself enough time and to take notes.
Based on this information you learned from the video and handout on Universal Design, give responses to the following items:
- Compare Universal Design to traditional education that you may have experienced. Give two ways they are similar and two ways they are different.
- How does UDL specifically help students of all learning needs? Give three ways that it specifically helps.
- Give two examples of how you would implement UDL into a preschool classroom and why.
- Name 2 things you are unsure about or would like to know more about with UDL.