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Universal Design for Learning (UDL)  

What is Universal Design for Learning?

"Universal Design for Learning (UDL) focuses on design and delivery of curriculum, instruction and assessment that provides a full and fair opportunity for every student to learn and show what they know, with high expectations for all learners."  (UDL-CCC, 2011)


There are three Guiding Principles of UDL:  

Click on a principle title to access additional information.

UDL Essential Statements  
  • UDL is for ALL learners.

  • UDL is flexible and responsive.

  • UDL is empowering and supportive.

  • UDL is not just strategies....it is a way of thinking, planning and delivering instruction.

  • UDL recognizes the power of technology but it is not dependent on technology.

  • UDL supports Common Core.

  • UDL is more than differentiated instruction.

  • UDL removes learning barriers in the curriculum.

Videos that Explain UDL  


 UDL at a Glance


 UDL in 5 Minutes



Videos that Show UDL in Practice  

Exploring Imagery Through Beowulf


Theme, Symbolism & Allusion


UDL Infographics  
UDL Brain Networks UDL and Evaluation UDL and the Flipped ClassroomUDL and the Flipped Classroom
 UDL Backpack for Personalized Learning UDL Glog  UDL Classroom 


PLN4UDL Blog Posts  

About this Site  

This UDL overview was created by the Oakland Schools Universal Design for Learning-Common Core Curriculum (UDL-CCC) team. The Oakland Schools UDL-CCC team works to bring the principles of Universal Design for Learning into the common core curriculum units and lessons  The team is represented by Oakland Schools consultants from Learning Services, Special Education and representatives from local districts.

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