The Universal Design for Learning Implementation and Research Network (UDL-IRN) is a grassroots organization that supports the scaled implementation and research related to Universal Design for Learning. Through collaboration, we support and promote the identification and development of models, tools, research, and practices designed to foster effective UDL implementation in educational environments. We encourage and welcome participation in these discussions.
2018 International Summit
The fifth annual UDL-IRN International Summit will continue the tradition of bringing together UDL leaders from around the globe to participate in UDL Talks, Breakout Sessions, Pre-Conferences, and a new UDL Interactive Learning Village.
The 2017 UDL-IRN Summit was a success!
To see the schedule of events, session presentations and handouts, and proceedings, visit the Summit website.
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UDL Credentialing and certification initiative
The UDL-IRN is a lead partner with CAST and the UDL Task Force on the UDL Certification and Credentialing Initiative (UDLCCI). UDLCCI is focused on providing school districts and educational technology products the ability to demonstrate alignment to UDL.
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Panel: Chrissie Butler, Inclusive Education/Universal Design for Learning Consultant and Accredited Facilitator, CORE Education
Jennifer Katz, Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
This webinar explores different aspects of UDL from the perspectives of Chrissie Butler with CORE Education LLC (New Zealand) and Jennifer Katz with The University of British Columbia (Canada) and developer of the Three Block Model of Universal Design for Learning. Listen in on insightful conversations pertaining to the successful implementation of UDL in classrooms around the world.
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MORE RESOURCES ON UDL
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a proactive approach that uses instructional design, strategies, and tools to support all learners. Explore these UDL-IRN resources to help implement UDL.
You can also learn more at the National Center on UDL.
Current information about UDL and ESSA
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the foundational education law in the United States. The law gives states more control over education and highlights the need for innovation. ESSA also mentions UDL multiple times as a core framework for guiding education and learning, including in supporting personalized learning. Download a two-page recommendation for states and districts on the implementation of UDL within ESSA.