Monday, February 4, 2013

UDL Toolkits

Planning for All Learners includes a basic understanding of UDL principles and guidelines to make the curriculum and learning experience available to all learners.  The process listed below is based on the principles and concepts of UDL.

The prerequisites to Planning for all Learners are (1) A basic understanding of UDL for learning, (2) commitment to make the curriculum and learning accessible for all learners.
The process to planning for all learners has 4 steps (1) Setting Goals:  teachers need to provide background knowledge for the content, and the topic for the lesson followed by aligning the goals to the state standards (PA) (2) "Analyze the Status" which means the teachers needs to identify the methods, materials and assessments being used for the lesson, and needs to identify any barriers that may arise. (3) Apply UDL to the lesson/ unit by identifying the UDL methods and materials, writing UDL lesson plan and collecting and organizing materials that support the UDL plan. (4) Teach the UDL lesson/unit, followed by evaluate the lesson, then revise.

The Planning for all Learners Tutorial was beneficial by providing resources to help increase the learning of all my students.  These steps can help me in making my lesson plans extraordinary and making me look for potential barriers and find strengths in students to help them become more successful in the classroom.
UDL ToolKits Planning for All Learners


  1. Elyse, I think it is imporant that you mentioned looking for potential barriers. I think this should be done prior to teaching lessons. Our adaptations as teachers can prevent learners from becoming frustrated with new material and allow them to be successful.

  2. I think this is an area of importance that we do not necessarily place enough emphasis on when preparing our daily lessons. This is something that would be beneficial to teach in a teacher preparation programs. It is important that we increase teachers knowledge of the potential barriers that may or may not occur.