This course provides an introduction to the concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and strategies for implementing a UDL approach in instructional settings. Universal Design for Learning is an approach to teaching and learning and the development of curriculum and assessment that draws on current brain research and new media technologies to respond to individual differences. It is designed to acquaint participants with UDL principles and provide practical, hands-on experience using UDL strategies to create lesson plans, provide engaging instruction, and to assess student learning.
Week 1: Student Orientation
Week 2: An Introduction to UDL
Week 3: UDL Principles
Week 4: UDL and Technology
Week 5: UDL and Lesson Planning
Week 6: UDL and Instruction
Week 7: UDL and Assessment
This is an advanced level course for teachers, literacy coaches, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Participants are expected to have regular access to computers with Internet access. They will also need speakers and a microphone (or a headset or telephone) to participate in the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Virtual Meeting sessions. In addition, participants should be proficient with browsing the Internet, uploading and downloading content, navigating to computer files, and with using word processing software, email, and attachments.
All materials in this course are the property of the South Carolina Department of Education Office of VirtualSC PD. All course materials needed/required for the workshop are available online.