May 23, 2022 (rev)
Publishers and Developers continue to work to make their curricula accessible to all students by offering a variety of learning experiences. While the one-size-fits-all program continues to be the convenient option, teachers are leaning towards adapting their lessons to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to meet their students’ unique learning needs. The authors of UDL believe that a one-size-fits-all curriculum creates “unintentional barriers to learning” since all students have diverse methods of learning. The curriculum should be adjusted to meet the needs of the students, featuring multiple means of engagement, representation, action, and expression to optimize learning. Teachers find that implementing UDL guidelines optimizes their own experience, creating positive outcomes for all involved.
Working with your curricula, CSA Education has developed methods of integrating UDL into lessons that meet educational guidelines. Whether providing multiple means for students to engage with content or giving them more choices at home or in the classroom, CSA can incorporate UDL into any lesson you need.
If you’re interested and would like to learn more about the team at CSA Education, please contact Ingrid Benson at ib*****@cs****.com.
CAST (2018). Universal Design for Learning Guidelines version 2.2. Retrieved from http://udlguidelines.cast.org