Explain how applying UDL principles in the educational setting responds to the needs of all students, including students with disabilities
Many districts use Response to Intervention (RTI) programs and multi-tier system of support (MTSS) to establish programs that meet many different needs in one setting. Teachers must learn about evidenced-based practices to make decisions about instruction.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to guide evidence-based instructional delivery and practices. Data from tiered support systems such as RTI and MTSS help to steer the UDL framework.
After reading the Universal Design in Education tutorial, and conducting research on UDL, compose a 100-150 word short answer response to each of the following prompts:
- Explain how applying UDL principles in the educational setting responds to the needs of all students, including students with disabilities. Describe the UDL guidelines of engagement, representation, action, and expression.
- Describe three specific UDL instructional approaches or adaptations that teachers may utilize to enhance the success of students with and without disabilities.
- Discuss, with specific examples, how UDL could influence instructional practice.