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 – and everyone in your school community – over an extended period of time. One size doesn’t fit all. And Rome wasn’t built in a day. Consider these recommendations and think about how you might apply them to your school and community…since only you are uniquely qualified to lead a UDL initiative in your school.

  • Establish a UDL vision for your school with all stakeholders.
  • Embed your UDL vision in your school improvement plan.
  • Create a professional development plan around UDL using job-embedded professional learning.
  • Evaluate your current instructional techniques – classroom configurations, grouping, project-based and performance-based learning
  • Work with your teachers around any desired technology use and provide relevant professional development.
  • Build into teacher schedules time to plan, collaborate and reflect on their practice.
  • Monitor classroom UDL implementation and provide feedback.
  • Support relevant professional development along with mentoring and coaching.
  • Build a bridge from school to students’ homes around UDL.
  • Provide relevant information and resources to parents
  • Create as many web-based tools as possible
  • Encourage your town’s libraries to make all of the resources and information available for everyone in your community.