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About Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for designing curricula and learning environments that allows all students to reach the same high goals by reducing barriers and providing rich supports for learning. UDL is based on 30 years of research on how the brain learns and categorizes these findings into three broad principles: multiple means of representation, multiple means of action and expression, multiple means of engagement. UDL reduces the time needed for making modifications and accommodations. It provides flexible instructional materials, techniques and strategies. UDL increases student engagement and addresses the diversity of learners at the point of curriculum development. Contact us for information on how CREC can support the implementation of the UDL Guidelines in your school or district.
CREC provides school staff with a customized series of professional learning opportunities, professional coaching, facilitation, supports, resources and tools needed to assist districts throughout the UDL implementation process.
The UDL implementation process isn't a set of protocols that everyone does in exactly the same way. CREC can assist districts to identify the structures within their system to move forward toward scaling and optimizing UDL implementation. UDL facilitators can guide and help to sustain key system level changes. Coaches use a collaborative team approach to build educator expertise in lesson planning and instruction.