Universal design for learning, spring 2022
Responding to requests from students, Cara got a course development grant to collaborate with a student Peer Learning Assistant to develop a new course in Universal Design for Learning.
Universal design for learning (UDL) is a set of principles for designing curriculum that provides all individuals with equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for designing goals, methods, materials, and assessments to reach all students including those with diverse needs.
In this course, students learn about the history of accessibility efforts in US education, and explore dimensions of identity relevant to meeting every learner where they are. Students learn about the principles and practices of UDL and have the opportunity to work with a community program or Worcester Public Schools teacher to support them in introducing UDL into a lesson or activity.
Course Design, Course Facilitation, Mentoring, Partner Management