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Design and deliver : planning and teaching using universal design for learning
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Baltimore : Brookes Publishing Co., 2014
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xv, 150 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.


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30000010345174 LB1031 N45 2014 Open Access Book Book

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Universal Design for Learning is the best way to teach all students effectively, but how can a busy teacher get started with UDL right now? Answers are in this vibrant, research-based guidebook, created by seasoned teacher and former UDL coordinator Loui Lord Nelson. K - 12 educators will learn how to use the three key principles of UDL; Engagement, Representation, and Action & Expression, to present the the information in multiple ways and meet the needs of diverse learners. Written in first person, like a face-to-face talk with a passionate educator, the book gives teachers a reader-friendly UDL primer and a practical framework for implementations, with detailed guidelines on lesson planning and checkpoints that help them stay on track.

Use UDL principles to help students: sharpen executive function skills; improve comprehension and information processing; stay engaged during lessons; communicate effectively using multiple tools; develop self-regulation and self-assessment skills; sustain effort and persistence; increase autonomy; and more.

Author Notes

Loui Lord Nelson, Ph.D., is a consultant specializing in universal design for learning (UDL). She recently completed a 1-year postdoctoral fellowship through Boston College and CAST. She has focused on K-12 professional development and systems change design and is conducting research in both areas. Prior to this experience, she was the Coordinator of UDL in Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation in Columbus, Indiana, for four years. Loui began her career as an eighth-grade collaborative teacher in Indiana and then expanded her work to focus on the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the postsecondary setting and the families of those individuals. Her work is constantly informed by the lifespan experiences of these individuals.

David H. Rose is the Founder and Chief Education Officer of CAST.



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