Friday, November 18, 2011

811 What is UDL?

What is UDL?

According to CAST, the Center for Applied Special Technology, UDL is Universal Design for Learning.  
UDL 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. (CAST, 2011)
As an intervention specialist, I often find myself having to adapt, modify, and differentiate lesson everyday. It often comes as second nature and I don't even realize that I have made an adaptation. When assessing the lesson, Recreating a book cover using the UDL Guidelines, I realized that even though I am aware of the adaptations needed to curriculum tasks, actually incorporating them in the planning process of the lesson can be difficult. To view my UDL Guidelines assessment of the Recreating a book cover lesson, click here or view completed UDL Guidelines assessment below.

1 comment:

  1. I would imagine that in your position you do make modifications that address these UDL guidelines without even realizing it sometimes. Great analysis here!