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Universal Design for Learning: What is it? Why use?

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Today, we offer one more: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) What is UDL Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an educational framework based on research in the learning sciences that can accommodate individual learning differences. UDL at its core is simply good teaching.

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Try This UDL Higher Order Thinking Strategy

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Teachers Samantha Layne and Susanne Croasdaile introduce a new UDL-friendly tool to promote higher thinking, using a model-building strategy. The post Try This UDL Higher Order Thinking Strategy first appeared on MiddleWeb. TPRY helps students break down visual content, analyze it, and even build their own visual texts.

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A UDL Strategy to Help Students Communicate

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Learn how UDL strategies help. The post A UDL Strategy to Help Students Communicate first appeared on MiddleWeb. The negative tone and unkind remarks adolescents use with one another make it tough to develop a classroom sense of community.

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UDL Strategies to Help Lighten Memory Overload

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To teach students to handle all the inflow, two experts share UDL strategies that build executive function and self-regulation. The post UDL Strategies to Help Lighten Memory Overload first appeared on MiddleWeb. With so many daily classes, the working memories of adolescents get overloaded.

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When Universal Design Promotes Inclusion of All Students

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Christopher Bugaj Assistive Technology Specialist, Loudoun County Public Schools One way for educators to meet the needs of students is to integrate Universal Design for Learning (UDL) into their instructional practices. In short, UDL is a launching point for providing personalized learning experiences. But the menu is not infinite.

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How UDL Can Help Us Elevate Our CoTeaching

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The post How UDL Can Help Us Elevate Our CoTeaching first appeared on MiddleWeb. The reality of teaching in a co-teacher role was sometimes a rough ride, writes author and co-teaching coach Elizabeth Stein.

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When the Variability of All Learners Is Addressed

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For EALA, this is a clear signal that we, as an education community, must commit to the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) for the benefit of all learners. A vocal proponent of UDL, Meeks reflects on her approach to student engagement: “How do I create a content lesson so that it is engaging for all learners? [W]hen

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