UDLA provides resources and training for Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a framework for addressing learner variability so that more students are served in the general education classroom.
UDLA trainings support the lesson planning process and help shift your ideas about what curriculum can be and how to get there over time.
Training and practice helps you slowly implement over time so that you aren’t overwhelmed but can slowly build towards mastery. As you improve in your implementation, your instruction and design will be more effective.
UDLA trainings will expand your thinking about instruction and your role in the classroom.
UDL is a research-based framework that places great emphasis on building self-directed learners. Learners will explore the factors that drive motivation and how those can be leveraged in the classroom.
UDL breaks down barriers and provides the gateway for equity and access for all marginalized learners. With the self-paced courses, educators can learn how to UDL-ize curriculum and assessments for students without delay!
Executive Director, Riverside County Office of Education, Supporting Inclusive Practices
UDLA provides PD that not only teaches UDL but allows for coaches to practice how they might support teachers in the field.
Learn alongside fellow coaches in a collaborative online learning environment. Share ideas, insights, and get feedback from your peers.
Engage in authentic practice to support teachers in their UDL implementation – look for UDL in practice, provide mastery-oriented feedback, and collaboratively develop goals for implementing UDL in the classrooms you support.
The UDLA modules provide teachers and administrators opportunities to deepen their understanding of the principles of UDL and supports “ALL” students in the classroom with equal access to core instruction.
SJCOE Coordinator for Continuous Improvement and Support
UDLA has PD and resources on UDL
UDLA is has a variety of PD options to support your implementation, including in-person workshops, online courses for teachers and coaches, and an extended blending learning model for school teams to drive implementation at the site level.
"UDL: Getting Started" is an online course that can be completed in short chunks – between 30 and 50 minutes. Teachers can complete modules during prep periods or early release time, then apply their learning to their work before beginning the next module.
UDLA has technical assistance and PD options that guide teams through the stages of implementation.
UDLA has options that support self-directed learners (resources, automated course) to more those that prefer more structure and guidance (in-person workshops, moderated online course work).
UDLA has technical assistance to support implementation, including guidance on communication plans and how to engage stakeholders in a universally designed way.
UDLA reflects UDL in content and inclusive design to build our understanding and extend our application of how to intentionally design practices to engage all students to be expert learners in quality inclusive environments.
Inclusion Training Specialist, Inclusion Collaborative, Santa Clara County Office of Education