SPED644: Differentiated Instruction and Meaningful Application

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UDL Guidelines Version 2.0 more information

The UDL Guidelines, an articulation of the UDL framework, can assist anyone who plans lessons/units of study or develops curricula (goals, methods, materials, and assessments) to reduce barriers, as well as optimize levels of challenge and support, to meet the needs of all learners. They can also help educators identify the barriers found in existing curricula.

UDL Online Modules more information

These two online modules introduce the theory, principles and application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to teacher candidates and in-service teachers. They provide higher education faculty with a multimedia, interactive online-learning environment that can be embedded in instructional methods courses. They are designed to be flexible enough to be used as part of an online, hybrid or face-to-face course.

UDL Wheel more information

UDL guidelines in an interactive "wheel" format.

UDLinks App more information

This app is for teachers and parents to search for content specific online teaching resources aligned with Universal Design for Learning.

Blog: Introduction to UDL more information

Blog format: introductory and background knowledge on UDL.

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) more information

The Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST, is a source for Universal Design for Learning (UDL) information and lesson plans.

National Center on Universal Design for Learning more information

UDL is a flexible approach to curriculum design that offers all learners full and equal opportunities to learn.

A Practical Reader in Universal Design for Learning more information

Library Location: Stacks | LB1031 .P73

A Policy Reader in Universal Design for Learning more information

Library Location: Stacks | LC1201 .P65

Universal design in higher education : from principles to practice more information

Library Location: Stacks | LC4820 .B874

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A Route for Every Learner more information

·┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á On April 26, 2011, the Maryland State Board of Education unanimously voted to support the final report of the state UDL task force and its recommendations.┬á This report summarizes the UDL framework and identifies recommendations to move UDL forward in Maryland.┬á

CEC Interview with Arne Duncan, U. S. Secretary of Education more information

·┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á In a Spring 2011 response to a question about UDL, Secretary Duncan stated that he believes "UDL principles to be central to broadening access to educational materials and curriculum." He also indicated that the Blueprint for Reform of ESEA will support states and districts in implementing high quality programs that support instruction and that UDL principles can help states and districts to ensure that these programs include students with disabilities.

Higher Education Opportunity Act, 2008 more information

        The HEOA connects UDL to teacher education.

 

National Education Technology Plan more information

·┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á The National Education Technology Plan,┬áTransforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology, calls for applying the advanced technologies used in our daily personal and professional lives to our entire education system to improve student learning.┬á UDL is highlighted in the opening letter from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) more information

In a landmark announcement for students with sensory and other print disabilities, the U.S. Department of Education endorsed the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS).  This voluntary standard guides the production and electronic distribution of flexible digital instructional materials, such as textbooks, so that they can be more easily converted to Braille, text-to-speech, and other accessible formats.

UDL Excerpt from National Education Technology Plan more information

This excerpt from pages 14 to 18 of the National Education Technology Plan demonstrates some UDL features.   

UDL Implementation & Research Network more information

Founded in late 2010, the organization is focused on supporting UDL implementation and research.

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Perspectives on Assessment, Interview with Dr. Robert Mislevy more information

Dr. Robert Mislevy, a leading expert in educational assessment, technology, and cognitive science, shares his insights on the integration of UDL and assessment.

Perspectives on Large Scale Assessment & UDL more information

CAST statement to clarify the relationship between UD and UDL as applied to assessments, and to discuss the implications of UD and UDL for assessments that are used for accountability purposes.

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A Practical Reader in Universal Design for Learning more information

Library Location: Stacks | LB1031 .P73

Classroom Instruction that Works more information

Library Location: Stacks | LB1025.3 .M339

Also available as an e-book.

Classroom Management that Works more information

Library Location: Stacks | LB3013 .M365

Also available as an e-Book.

Five Minds for the Future more information

Library Location: Stacks | BF432.3 .G365

How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms more information

Library Location: Stacks | LB3061.3 .T65

Also available as an e-Book.

Inclusion Strategies for secondary classrooms : keys for struggling learners more information

Library Location: Stacks | LC4031 .G64 2010

Lesson Plan Book for the Diverse Classroom: Planning for accessibilty through UDL more information

Library Location: Stacks - Oversize | LB1031 .D43

Succeeding in the inclusive classroom : K-12 lesson plans using universal design for learning more information

Library Location: Stacks | LC1201 .M48 2011 

Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age more information

Library Location: Stacks | LB1031 .R67

Teaching with the Brain in Mind more information

Library Location: Stacks | LB1060 .J46

Also available as an e-Book.

Understanding by Design more information

2005 edition available as an e-Book.

1998 edition available in print, Library Location: Stacks | LB2806.15 .W54

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Films on Demand Academic Collection more information
A web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos from Films Media Group both on and off-campus. This collection includes more than 5,500 educational titles in the humanities & social sciences; science; business and economics; and health.
Differentiated instruction more information

Located in Cook Library's Media Resource Center, 2nd Floor.

Making Inclusion More Successful: practical classroom learning strategies, grades K-6 more information

Located in Cook Library's Media Resource Center, 2nd Floor.

Todd Rose lectures, Brain Matters more information

From the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Teaching in the inclusive classroom more information

Located in Cook Library's Media Resource Center, 2nd Floor.

Winning strategies for inclusive classrooms more information

Located in Cook Library's Media Resource Center, 2nd Floor.

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Professional Development Collection (EBSCO) more information

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.

Psychology and Behavioral Science Collection (EBSCO) more information

A comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods, including full text coverage for nearly 400 journals.

PsycINFO (EBSCO) more information

Specializes in  psychology and related disciplines such as education.

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Last revised: February 24, 2014