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Universal Design = Success for All!

Collection by Dana Sparkman, Ph.D. Universal Design for Learning is an approach in which teachers think about making learning accessible for all students during the planning of instruction, rather than making accommodations after instruction has occurred. These resources provide a foundation for UDL understanding. The tutorials featured in this collection come from Capella University's Free PD for Digital Educators program and uses the Sophia platform to deliver learning around this competency.
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Universal Design = Success for All!
  • Capella University says:
    This PowerPoint presentation was actually developed for university faculty, but it has just as much application for K-12 teachers. The presentation contains information about UDL and how it aligns with a backward design of instruction. One of the best parts is the appendix to the presentation, which contains links to valuable resources on UDL.
  • Capella University says:
    Classrooms in which UDL is implemented look significantly different than traditional classrooms. In this video tutorial, you will learn about how they differ in terms of meeting students' learning needs, addressing students' learning styles, what instruction looks like, and the types of assessments that are most likely used in each type of classroom.
  • Capella University says:
    The Montgomery County, Maryland School System's website contains a list of frequently asked questions about UDL. Particularly interesting is the discussion of low, middle, and high-tech strategies that teachers can use to make learning accessible for all students.
  • Capella University says:
    If I am differentiating my instruction, am I already doing Universal Design for Learning? Actually, the answer is "not exactly". Although there are some similarities in these approaches, there are also some significant differences. In this short video tutorial, you will learn about those similarities and differences, and how you might begin to use UDL in your instructional planning and delivery.
  • Capella University says:
    The 3 principles of UDL involve teachers providing instruction that allows for multiple means of student engagement, multiple means for representing concepts, and multiple means for students to act on their learning and express it. This video tutorial explores these three principles and discusses how they look in classroom instruction.
  • Capella University says:
    This site is a comprehensive resource for all things UDL! One of the main sections includes the UDL guidelines, which discuss providing students with multiple means of engagement, representation, and action/expression. There is also information about UDL and the curriculum, expert learners, and the use of technology. Videos on the site help show UDL in action.
  • Capella University says:
    This video provides an overview of Universal Design for Learning, an approach to make learning accessible for all students. Reasons for implementing UDL and the benefits for students and teachers help you understand the importance of this instructional approach.