Submit your ideas for breakout sessions, UDL talks, and more!
An event focused on UDL coachinG, IMplementation, and Planning.
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.
Submit a proposal for the
2018 udl-irn International summit!
The Call for Proposals (CFP) is out. Submit your presentation now. All proposals are due by October 1st, 2017.
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.
ask me anything with
dr. james basham
If you missed out on September's Network & Learn - not to worry - watch Ask Me Anything with Dr. James Basham here! Dr. James Basham is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the UDL-IRN and an associate professor at the University of Kansas. His research is focused on learner-centered design, innovation, instruction, and technology in modern learning environments. Watch as Dr. Basham answers important questions about the issues facing educators in the 21st century, including the status of UDL across the world and at the IRN.
WHERE IS THE UDL-IRN?
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.