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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for designing curricula that enable all individuals to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning. UDL provides rich supports for learning and reduces barriers to the curriculum while maintaining high achievement standards for all.
- UDL is a paradigm shift
- Buy-in from administrators, teacher leaders, and technology coordinators is key
- Collaboration between general and special education teachers is essential
- All learners fall along a continuum of learner differences
- The curriculum is broken
- Curriculum needs to be designed to address the broadest needs of all learners