This week, check out the UDL Spotlight section for two articles on modernity in the classroom. Don’t forget to learn about (and register for) BCSC’s UDL Summer Institute and CAST’s upcoming Annual UDL Symposium. Finally, submit a chapter for a UDL-related book! See the details below.

How do you embrace modernity in your school? Check out Education Week’s recent article on “Six Ways to Get Your School on the Education 4.0 Train” for steps to do just that! How do you think this list could benefit from UDL as a design framework?

What does virtual reality look like in a modern classroom? And how does UDL relate to this classroom?  Microsoft is setting off to answer that question in Malta! Read about their work here.

July 23rd – 27th

Join Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC) for their UDL Implementation Summer Institute! Session offerings will support participant variability by providing daily keynotes and breakout sessions on UDL 101, UDL Advanced, Behavior/Mental Health, Cultural Responsiveness, Instructional Technology, eLearning, Intensive Needs, and English Language Learners. Registration is open on a first come first serve basis and there are a limited number of participant spots available. Sign up here!


July 30th – August 1st

CAST’s 4th Annual UDL Symposium is an opportunity to come together as a community to explore the promise of Universal Design for Learning for empowering learners. By engaging in sessions designed to encourage critical conversations, problem-solving, and hands-on exploration, participants will consider empowerment through a UDL lens. Learn more!

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 the book, the Call for Chapter Proposals, the proposal process and submission tab, expectations for full chapters (if proposal is accepted), and much more is available on the book website.

All proposals should be submitted through this website by June 30, 2018.

They anticipate the book to be released in 2019. It will give voice to the variety of international perspectives on issues and approaches that reduce barriers to learning, ensure quality instruction, and expand opportunities for all learners.

Co-editors: Dr. Susie Gronseth, University of Houston, USA and Dr. Elizabeth Dalton, University of Rhode Island/Dalton Education Services International, USA. They look forward to receiving your proposal.


As always, we welcome your feedback and would be happy to hear from you! If you have suggestions, want to become more engaged, or have events you want highlighted, let us know. Please reply to this email with your questions and comments.

Thank you,

with the UDL-IRN Team