Quantum Ten (Q10) Equity in Education Conference
Conference on December 8th â€“ 10th, 2020 Join Transforming Leaders for the very first Quantum Ten (Q10) Equity in Education Conference. Q10 is a holistic approach to prioritizing and strengthening EQUITY in Education. This fusion of 10 different theories, frameworks
Supercharge Your Professional Learning
Supercharge Your Professional Learning Kasia Derbiszewska and Nicole Tucker-Smith CAST is relaunching Supercharge Your Professional Learning! This wonderful book by Kasia Derbiszewska and Nicole Tucker-Smith, with a new afterword that takes into account remote and hybrid learning, promises to give your staff development
The UDL Mindset
In order to successfully implement Universal Design for Learning in your space, environment, classroom, etc, it is important to shift into a UDL Mindset. Use these resources to shift your thinking towards the growth and entrepreneurial mindset of UDL: Check
Student Perspective: Why I Wish My District Had UDL
As research, studies, and observations show, there is no one fits all education. Schools are filled with students who have learning disabilities, speak English as a second language, have mental health problems, etc., the point being, every student learns differently.
UDL From the Parent Perspective
So you know about Universal Design for Learning from the education perspective, but what do parents know about UDL? Here are a few resources aimed towards parents that explain what UDL’s purpose is in the classroom: Inclusive School’s Sarah Humphrey
October Network and Learn
Let your star shine! October Network and Learn: Let’s gather stories from practitioners (e.g., coaches, in-service teachers, administrators, pre-service teachers, higher education instructors) on their UDL-based practices! For this N&L series we welcome practitioners to submit their UDL success stories
Inaugural UDL in Higher Education Digicon 2019
October 18th, 2019 9:00 – 4:00 ET Please save the date for an opportunity for UDL-interested (and invested) faculty, staff, and graduate students from around the world to convene and learn together without the burden of geographic and cost-based barriers!
Invitation to the 2019 Southeast Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (SETESOL) Regional Conference
The members of the Sunshine State TESOL (SSTESOL) Conference team are excited to announce that the 2019 Southeast Regional TESOL conference, hosted by the SSTESOL of Florida, will take place from November 6 – 9, 2019 in Orlando, FL. The
Design Thinking and Universal Design for Learning as a Way to Combat Unwanted Behavior in the Classroom
Cassandra L. Hunt M.Ed. Doctoral Student, University of Kansas Design Thinking (DT) is a five-stage humanistic approach to solving real-world problems that revolves around a deep interest in developing an understanding of the people for whom we are designing. These
CAST and UDL-IRN Announce Merger
Combined organization will advance research, innovation, and implementation in Universal Design for Learning Wakefield, MA, March 30, 2019 CAST and the UDL Implementation and Research Network (UDL-IRN) today announced the merger of the two organizations, creating the global leader
Texthelp at the UDL-IRN International Summit
This year, the UDL-IRN is proud to partner with Texthelp at the upcoming International Summit as we support the UDL community! This year’s event will bring in educators from around the globe as we work to better our field. Presenters
What’s Happening in the UDL Community?
This year, we have already seen fabulous movement within the UDL community. Here are a few of the great things happening in our field: Loui Lord Nelson interviewed 3rd grade teacher, Jana Nicol, about how she implements UDL in her
Podcast Alert: UDL in 15 Minutes with Loui Lord Nelson
Announcing the release of the podcast: UDL in 15 Minutes with Loui Lord Nelson. Visit https://theudlapproach.com/media/ where you can listen to a quick introductory podcast or jump right into Loui’s interview with Kim Babeu. Also available are a transcript of
UDL Job Opening!
Cengage is hiring an Accessibility/UDL Specialist. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions and/or would like to know more about the position.
Miami University Builds UDL Classroom
Ashley Johnson and her team of college students at Miami University worked hard last summer to plan, design and turn a regular classroom into a UDL classroom. They have worked hard to build this classroom not only for it to be
Want to Contribute to a Book on UDL?
This is an invitation to consider submitting a proposal to write a chapter in the upcoming book from Routledge, of the Taylor and Francis Group (UK), entitled Universal Access Through Inclusive Instructional Design: International Perspectives on UDL. Detailed information about
Dr. James Basham’s 2018 Summit Reflections
The 5th Annual UDL-IRN International Summit was the largest gathering of UDL focused people to date! It was amazing to see education leaders, educators, researchers, higher education faculty, and other industry professionals come together with a focus on designing a
UDL Learning Spaces Idea Kit
Gould Evans (now Multistudio) and the UDL-IRN teamed up to create the UDL Learning Spaces Idea Kit. This kit was designed to inspire educators to use learning space design as a means to UDL implementation. Read the inspiration behind the
UDL in Australia with Inclusive Schools
We are so excited about the UDL work Inclusive Schools is doing in Australia! Watch this video from co-founders Sarah Humphreys and Janice Atkin to learn about Inclusive Schools’ goal on supporting schools to design more inclusive learning programs and
UDL in Algeria with World Learning
What does UDL in Algeria look like? World Learning Algeria’s Leah Bitat explores the importance of UDL as it pertains to language, engagement, and professional development in this inspirational video.
Global Partners Survey Results
The Global Partners Infographic provides an overview of the results from an initial distribution of a survey to find out what information people outside of the US are seeking about UDL. The countries represented at this time are Australia, Canada, Chile,
UDL-IRN, CAST Announce Learning Designed, an Online Platform for the UDL Credentialing and Certification Initiative
Funding provided by New Profit, the Oak Foundation, & an anonymous donor Orlando, FL, April 27, 2018 The UDL-IRN and CAST today announced a Fall 2018 launch of Learning Designed, an online global community platform and educators resource bank. Learning Designed is a
Texthelp’s Closer Look at Chrissie Butler and Bryan Dean
Our partners at Texthelp interviewed Summit presenters Chrissie Butler and Bryan Dean for a closer look at their presentations. Check out the articles below! “Re-Thinking UDL: an Educational Operating System?” – Bryan Dean interview by Shauna Hanna “Cross continents: Translating UDL
Looking for volunteers! Do you have accessibility experience?
As the UDL Credentialing and Certification (UDLCCI) platform is coming together we are in need of volunteers who have experience in supporting document accessibility. If you are familiar with Adobe PDF accessibility and/or are willing to learn and interested volunteering
Developing the Expert Learner through the Stages of Personalized Learning
In 2016, Kathleen McClaskey presented a session entitled Developing the Expert Learner through the Stages of Personalized Learning. Within this session, Kathleen presented on ways to help learners understand their strengths and deploy learning strategies, discussing ways to help students
Making the Transition from Planning to Implementation: Essential Logistics
In 2014, Denise DeCoste presented a session entitled Making the Transition from Planning to Implementation: Essential Logistics. Within the session, Denise presented on how a large school district (Montgomery County Public Schools) moved from discussions around UDL implementation to actual
Considering Barriers: Inclusivity
Interested in increasing student inclusivity in your learning environment? The following articles explore how to give students equal learning opportunities in both the traditional and online settings: Ron Bowery and Leonia Houston explore how to create an inclusive online learning
A Brief Look at the 2018 UDL-IRN International Summit
The Summit is not your traditional conference: it is two days of engagement from inspiring TED style talks to hands-on sessions that encourage you to embrace a new way of thinking about professional learning. Sure, there are sessions to sit-and-get
UDL Guidelines – New Home!
CAST unveiled a new website for the UDL Guidelines. While the wording of the Guidelines hasn’t changed, the new site offers responsive and accessible ways to engage and interact with this invaluable tool to help implement the UDL framework. Visit
Educause 2018 Key Issues in Teaching and Learning
Educause has released its 2018 Key Issues in Teaching and Learning. The Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) conducts an annual survey of over 900 people to identify key issues for the field. These key issues support programming and topics throughout the