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Introduction to UDL – Understanding by Design. 2nd Webinar – September 15, 2011. Brenda Smoak. VSA National Teaching Artist Fellow. U D L. UDL means Universal Design for Learning. Universal – applications that work across the board.

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Introduction to UDL – Understanding by Design

2nd Webinar – September 15, 2011

Brenda Smoak

VSA National Teaching Artist Fellow


  • UDL means Universal Design for Learning.

  • Universal – applications that work across the board.

  • Design – Creating a plan or curriculum that considers the needs of your audience.

  • Learning – Provides for inclusiveness so that everyone has an equal opportunity to learn.

Open the Door !!!

Simply put, in the old days, classrooms had one door. Now they have 2.

UDL has 9 doors – providing a much more streamlined and inclusive way to teach.

Let’s watch a short video from CAST on UDL on WHAT, HOW and WHY we learn.

UDL Video

Why UDL ?

  • You know your stuff

  • You have great lessons

  • Another thing to do?

A framework to assess

your planning for ALL

Easy way to develop

inclusive practices

Your students & clients

will love you it!

Three Main Components


Is the “WHAT”

Present information and content in different ways

depending on the needs of your audience

Three Main Components

is the “HOW”

Give options for expression


Three Main Components

Is the “WHY” we learn

Stimulate interest and motivation for learning


Tools: Curriculum MappingWe will look at Curriculum Mapping in next week’s seminar

UDL is:optionsoptionsoptions

UDL Helps You:1. Examine and assess your lessons2. Provides a framework to fill in the gaps3. Improve your already awesome teaching abilities

Use UDL Anywhere:Outside of the classroom -- At HomeIn your Volunteer WorkAt the Office

Upcoming Webinars

  • 9/22: Curriculum Mapping – What are the Goals, Uses and Outcomes?

  • 9/29: SuccessfulEvaluation Tools – Looking at Learning












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