Building this Online Community

As noted, we designed this site with a focus on introducing the core principles behind UDL. From a design standpoint, we were committed to developing a platform that was clean, flexible and responsive for all users. We included language that welcomed shared opportunities to learn together and develop understanding. We entered into this collaboration with a spirit of learning more rather than having all the answers.

a picture stating the terms "what are out interests"On these pages you’ll begin to find tools and resources that we are using as communication tools for our synchronous and asynchronous online communications. This space will be built by our collaborative works together and leveraging a number of open and freely available online tools to explore universal design for learning (UDL). We’ll be working with you to expand your understandings and help us determine what has the most relevance for your classrooms and instructional situations.

  • For one we will curate web resources that are of interest and use in your classrooms. You’ll find some examples of these in the Frequently Asked Questions area that relate to initial questions we obtain on a visit to your remote location.
  • We’ll explore together some of the UDL learning tools that have been researched and developed by CAST and seek to customize these with you for your settings and situations.
  • Our collaborative understandings of UDL will be supported by a number of core principles and guidelines that have been researched and developed by CAST and the National Center on UDL. The latest text, UDL Theory and Practice, offers a rich resource that we’ll refer to and that you can choose to dig deeper into for your own exploration. All free and just require your registering for a login and password.