Universal Design for Learning

Instruction and Learning
Universal Design for Learning

Schools today are more diverse than ever, with students arriving in your classroom from very different backgrounds and with widely differing ability levels, interests and foundational skills. To meet these challenges, Universal Design for Learning – or UDL – has emerged as an effective framework for the tailoring of goals, methods, materials and assessments to best serve each individual student. UDL is an evidence-based best practice, and it works because it corresponds to the way the brain works. This course will introduce school staff to Universal Design for Learning, a set of principles for designing and implementing instruction that provides all students with equal opportunities to learn.

Course Authors
Carol Kosnitsky, M.S., M.Ed.
Ms. Kosnitsky is a special education consultant with more than 30 years of experience in the field. A special education director for 20 years in New Hampshire and former president of the New Hampshire Association for Special Education Administrators, Ms. Kosnitsky provides consultation and professional development to schools districts nationwide on a range of topics designed to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. She is the author of “IEP Goals that Make a Difference: An Administrator’s Guide to Improving the Process.”


63 minutes