Universal Design for Learning

"Universal design for learning (UDL) is an approach to building instruction that is accessible for all learners. It aims to give all students an equal opportunity to access and make steady

progress toward California grade-level content standards regardless of the students’ language acquisition levels, disability, or other learning needs." California Practitioners’ Guide for Educating English Learners with Disabilities, page 64

 

UDL is rapidly gaining momentum throughout Ventura County and beyond.  As a critical part of a Multi-Tiered System of Support, the principles of UDL provide guidance on how teachers and other school staff can design instruction to meet the needs of all students. With an emphasis on creating flexible learning environments, UDL advocates for providing students options and choices with a focus on removing barriers that might exist with the curriculum.  The ultimate goal of UDL is to produce expert learners who are resourceful and knowledgeable, strategic and goal-directed, and purposeful and motivated.

 

For more information about UDL or to discuss how VCOE's Department of Curriculum and Instruction might be able to support your site, district, or LEA with UDL implementation, please contact us at (805) 437-1300.

 

 UDL Tools and Resources

Books

  • Culturally Responsive Design for English Learners The UDL Approach, Patti Kelly Ralabate EdD and Louri Lord Nelson
  • Innovate Inside the Box, George Couros with Katie Novak
  • The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness, Todd Rose
  • Universally Designed Leadership, Katie Novak and Kristan Rodriguez
  • UDL NOW, Katie Novak
  • UDL In the Cloud, Katie Novak & Tom Novak. K
  • UDL Moving from Exploration to Integration, Edited by Nancy S. Grasmick and Elizabeth Berquist, EdD
  • UDL Theory and Practice Digital Textbook

Videos

Websites

https://ccsesaarts.org/modules/module-20-music-instruction-universal-design-learning-udl-grades-tk-6/

Upcoming Events

VCOE UDL
Exploration & Implementation Network

Presented by: Jeremy Resnick, Director, Curriculum & Instruction

All meetings via Zoom
Time:

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Date/s:

October 28, 2020
January 27, 2021
April 28, 2021

Only $30 for all 3 meetings
Register at: https://vcoe.k12oms.org/1617-192839

 

Target Audience: Administrators & Teachers

The VCOE UDL Exploration and Implementation Network was
founded to create opportunies, time, and space for educators
interested in Univerdal Design for Learning (UDL) to learn, listen,
and share about UDL implementation strategies in general and
specific successes and challenges within our county. Whether
you have never heard of UDL before or if you are well on your
way to expert implementaiton, this is a network by and for you!