Providing options

A central tenet of the universal design for learning (UDL) framework considers the importance of providing learners with options. This is underscored across a number of the UDL guidelines that focus these around options for recruiting interest, options for sustaining effort and persistence, options for perception and comprehension. I like the way this image conveys Read More…

Smart searching with a smart web resource

The LearningPort is a wonderful resource of professional development sources around the country. I especially like the way that “smart highlighting” is in play when I search specific keywords such as “universal design for learning” for the National UDL Center among their listings and look what appears! This type of targeted highlighting is wonderful for Read More…

History in the making

It is a wonderful thing to watch important events like these happening in our world. History in the making for individuals who are trying to access the same information as us all…just in differing ways. Thumbs up! http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2010/10/08/president-obama-signs-21st-century-communications-video-accessibil

There’s a new UDL kid on the block!

Interested in the discussion around universal design for learning? Looking for ways to promote the importance of this framework? Consider joining the discussion through the National Community of Practice on Universal Design for Learning at http://www.sharedwork.org. We’d like to hear from you!

Multiple ways to represent information..

Yesterday while attending the Virginia Transition Forum, I had the wonderful opportunity of hearing a parent describe an example of universal design for learning (UDL) in action. They shared how when they were first introduced to the great software program Inspiration (a graphic web/ outlining tool) they thought of their son and how this tool Read More…