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What Really Works With Universal Design for Learning

What Really Works With Universal Design for Learning

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Introduction by Katie Novak

March 2019 | 328 pages | Corwin

Learn how to REALLY improve outcomes for all students

How do we remove learning barriers and provide all students with the opportunity to succeed? Written for both general and special educators from grades Pre-K through 12, What Really Works with Universal Design for Learning is the how-to guide for implementing aspects of Universal Design Learning (UDL) to help every student be successful. UDL is the design and delivery of curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of all learners by providing them with choices for what and why they are learning and how they will share what they have learned. Calling on a wide-range of expert educators, this resource features 

  • An unprecedented breadth of UDL topics, including multiple content areas, pedagogical issues, and other critical topics like executive function, PBIS, and EBD
  • Reproducible research-based, field-tested tools
  • Practical strategies that are low cost, time efficient, and easy to implement
  • Practices for developing shared leadership and for working with families

Educators want to see each and every student succeed. This teacher-friendly, hands-on resource shows how UDL can be used to build the flexibility required to meet students’ strengths and needs without overwhelming teachers in the process

About the Editors
About the Contributors
Katie Novak
UDL: An Introduction From Pizza Parlor to the World
Ruby L. Owiny, Anne Brawand, Janet Josephson
Chapter 1: UDL and Literacy: Providing Options for Language Success
Sarah A. Nagro, Jaime True Daley, Cathy R. Gaspard
Chapter 2: UDL and Mathematics: Making Algebra Accessible
Philip E. Bernhardt
Chapter 3: UDL and Social Studies: Applying Project-Based Learning
Barbara Serianni, Carolyn Rethwisch
Chapter 4: UDL and Science: Integrating STEM
Rebecca M. Ashton, Tamarah M. Ashton
Chapter 5: UDL and the Performing Arts: Inspiring Creativity
Jennifer D. Walker, Victoria Russell
Chapter 6: UDL and Executive Functioning: Unlocking the Capacity for Learning
Brittany L. Hott, Kathleen M. Randolph, Amelia Martin
Chapter 7: UDL and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: Making Classroom Management Positive
Caitlyn A. Bukaty, Lauren A. Delisio
Chapter 8: UDL and Adaptive Behavior: Addressing Conceptual, Social, and Practical Skills
Wendy W. Murawski, Leila Ansari Ricci
Chapter 9: UDL and Co-Teaching: Establishing the Perfect Union
Lauren A. Delisio, Caitlyn A. Bukaty
Chapter 10: UDL and Assistive Technology: Utilizing Technology Beyond Mere Accessibility
Kimberly M. Johnson, Kyena E. Cornelius
Chapter 11: UDL and Implementation Fidelity: Providing Consistency Within Flexibility
Claire E. Hughes
Chapter 12: UDL for Advancement: Unblocking the Traffic Jam
Zhen Chai, Ching-I Chen
Chapter 13: UDL and Early Childhood: Giving Young Children Choices Too
Kimberly M. Johnson, Kyena E. Cornelius
Chapter 14: UDL and Students With Emotional/Behavioral Disorders: Promoting Self-Managers
Amy Kramer
Chapter 15: UDL and Administrators: Leading the Charge
Tesha Fritzgerald
Chapter 16. UDL and Home School Collaboration: Partnering for Empowerment
Jacqueline Rodriguez
Chapter 17: UDL and Policy: Considering Legal Implications
Wendy W. Murawski, Katie Novak
Chapter 18: UDL and Change: Taking Baby Steps to Success

"This book is beautifully designed and organized. Educators will want to have it next to them as they plan their UDL-influenced lessons and environments. It is full of innovative, realistic, and reliable ideas for any educator, and it exemplifies that UDL is a framework that benefits all content areas, all contexts, and all educators."

Loui Lord Nelson, Ph.D., President and Lead Educational Consultant, RAISE, Inc.

"Universal Design for Learning is a framework that can be overwhelming to even the most seasoned educators. The actionable practices and ready-to-implement strategies described in this work are just what educators need—and are asking for— to help them amplify their application of it. By highlighting what works in a variety of contexts, the authors and their collaborators have ensured that there are entry points for anyone interested in learning more about UDL implementation."

Dr. Elizabeth Berquist, Coordinator of Professional Learning, Baltimore County Public Schools, CAST Professional Learning Cadre
Baltimore County Public Schools, CAST Professional Learning Cadre

"What Really Works With Universal Design for Learning deserves a place on every educator’s desk. This is your UDL multi-vitamin—insightfully addressing the big questions around content, behavior, and instruction. Whether you’re beginning your UDL journey or refining your UDL practices, the usable knowledge and practical strategies will give your implementation instant traction and sustained inspiration."

Joni Degner, UDL Consultant and Professional Learning Designer, CAST and BCSC (Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation)
CAST and BCSC (Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation)

Wendy Weichel Murawski

Wendy W. Murawski, Ph.D., MBA, MEd, EdS, is the Executive Director and Eisner Endowed Chair for the Center for Teaching and Learning at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), where she is also a Full Professor in the Department of Special Education and the Director of SIMPACT Immersive Learning. Dr. Murawski is the national Past President of the Teacher Education Division (TED) of CEC and an internationally known speaker and author, presenting in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. Her research focuses on co-teaching and inclusive practices nationally and internationally. She has published extensively around inclusive... More About Author

Kathy Lynn Gandhi (aka Scott & James)

Kathy Lynn Scott, PhD, is the Center Administrative Analyst for the Center for Teaching and Learning at California State University, Northridge. Kathy was trained as an old school darkroom photographer, but she fell in love with all things to do with education. After conducting research on art education and adult education in England and coordinating research on learning disabilities in New Jersey, Kathy jumped from coast to coast, finding a new home with the CTL where she gets to do a little bit of everything related to education. When not acting as the “glue” for the CTL (as Wendy calls her), she’s happiest just relaxing at home,... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781544338675