A screenshot of the second page of the UDL DIY Activity.

UDL DIY Activity

This DIY activity allows educators to explore CAST’s UDL Guidelines through an easily assembled wheel. Simply print the PDF, cut out both layers of the template, and attach as shown with a round safety pin.

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Section 508: Ensuring Equal Access to Information on Digital Devices

508 compliance refers to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which applies to all federal agencies “when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508, agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others.” For […]

Thoughts and Tips on Inclusion

“How can I help?” This is a question that comes naturally to teachers. For many it is the reason they became educators in the first place. Classroom experience quickly forces every teacher to realize that every child is different. Each child that enters your room brings with him or her an entire spectrum of experiences, […]

Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Ever try to reason with a toddler in the middle of a full-blown tantrum? What you quickly realize is that not only are they super loud but bribing, pleading, threatening “time outs” and raising your voice are all useless acts of desperation. The most effective approach is to get down to eye level and talk […]

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Engineering the Classroom for Success and Positive Outcomes

If the idea of a classroom with a grid of desks occupied by a group of nearly identical children who sit in silence while the teacher stands before the board speaking is not your ideal, then you’re already on your way to creating a class room for diverse learners. Soon you won’t even be thinking […]

School Wide Integration Framework for Transformation (SWIFT)

Maryland was recently awarded the opportunity to become one of four sites in the nation to participate in the School Wide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) project. SWIFT is a national K-8 technical assistance center committed to eliminating silos in education by bridging general and specialized education through academic and behavioral supports, creating powerful learning opportunities for all students and teachers, and promoting active, engaged partnerships among families and community members.

Point / Counterpoint

How could you possibly take on the task of bringing UDL to your school? And that means it’s time for some UDL Point/Counterpoint.

UDL How to For Leaders

Maryland’s UDL Task Force reviewed the literature, saw how other states work with UDL, and developed a list for how school leaders can implement UDL in their schools. These recommendations are meant to be steps in a process and involve you working closely with your team

UDL-ize Your Lessons

Here’s a short primer on how you can UDL-ize lessons for your students.