– Six Steps to Jumpstart your Practice
Whether you’re already familiar with UDL (Universal Design for Learning) but haven’t had the time to think through implementation strategies or are brand new to UDL (see 5-minute explanation video below), this book will enrich your practice and help you reach more learners. The author, who first discovered UDL as an art and humanities teacher at a school for students with learning disabilities, writes:
I saw the brilliance in my students emerge because I was proactively anticipating and removing learning barriers before they even became a problem. I wouldn’t know it until several years later but teaching at that school was my “accidental” introduction to Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
In this lively book, Pusateri addresses a common stumbling block for educators curious about UDL – how to get started. She describes ways to make a necessary shift in mindset and connects that to practical, UDL-aligned strategies.
Full of helpful exercises and resources, this guide will enable every teacher to proactively plan for classrooms (like yours) that are filled with diverse learners. Whether you’re already familiar with UDL but haven’t had the time to think through implementation strategies or are brand new to UDL, Transform Your Teaching with Universal Design for Learning by Jennifer L. Pusateri will enrich your practice and reach more learners.
Table of Contents:
- PART 1: Shifting to a UDL Mindset
- Step 1: Recognize It’s Not Working for All
- Step 2: Make an Honest Teaching Inventory
- Step 3: Acknowledge Your Power
- Step 4: Accept That Change Is Possible
- PART 2: Trying Your Hand at UDL Lesson Design
- Step 5: Seek Out and Reduce Barriers to Engage All Learners
- Step 6: Commit to Design for Equitable Instruction
- PART 3: A Collection of UDL-Aligned Strategies
- Principle 1: Engagement
- Principle 2: Representation
- Principle 3: Action & Expression
- A Final Word
- Appendix: CAST UDL Guidelines
- About the Author
About the Author:
Jennifer Pusateri is the Universal Design consultant for the University of Kentucky’s Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) where she fosters the advancement of accessibility and inclusive teaching practices across campus. A member of the prestigious CAST National Faculty, Jennifer regularly presents to school districts, college faculty, and state boards of education across the United States. She also serves as a proud member of her local school board.
What is UDL? (Duration: 5 minutes):
Transform Your Teaching webinar with Jennifer Pusateri (Duration: 59 minutes):