Understanding UDL

I’m taking an online course on UDL: Universal Design for Learning. The beauty of this framework of learning is that it is grounded in solid brain research and is good ‘first instruction’ strategies that reduce learning barriers for all students. The idea is that all students can benefit from multiple meansĀ  of representation (the what), multiple means of expression (the how you will show what you learned), and multiple means of engagement (the why that motivates students).

I created the following graphic using creately.com to show what UDL is. Using the principlesĀ of UDL teachers can design instructional goals, methods, materials and assessments that reach all students. The infusion of technology gives teachers the ability to produce multiple ways of presenting information, have students express learning through multiple tools, as well as engage students by motivating them with authentic creation possibilities.

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