One of many resources focusing on the Universal Design for Learning is Teaching Every Student. This resources provides a textbook Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age: Universal Design For Learning, which provides detailed information on how to teach every student in your classroom and making the most out of your instruction. UDL helps to increase the most learning opportunities by your students. This website provides information into changing the methods and materials being used everyday along with the lesson plan writing. Technology has changed drastically over the years, especially the use of technology in the classroom, which offers many opportunities to teaching students with disabilities.
Teachers need to understand how the brain works, and the different approaches there are to teaching information. To support diverse learners a teacher can provide multiple examples, highlight important critical features, provide multiple formats, and support the background context. This resource is excellent in the information provided, for new teachers and veteran teachers. The website provides strategies to incorporate UDL in lesson planning and in the classroom. The Book Builder section of the website which provides digital books for students to read and listen to.
As a new teacher I have realized the importance of modeling and guided practice in a lesson and this chapter reinforces the idea of providing multiple examples. The more examples the teacher is able to incorporate into the modeling portion of the lesson the more opportunities students are exposed to what they are expected to complete. The textbook provided on the website is definitely a resource that I found valuable and will refer to when taking into account my students learning and the materials and methods I am using to reach all my students in the classroom.