The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA & Literacy make explicit the knowledge and skills that students need to be college and career ready as readers, writers, researchers, presenters and thinkers. The challenge for teachers and administrators is how to support all students to work toward and meet more demanding academic expectations. The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Framework conceptualizes a means of meeting this challenge. If UDL “habits of design” are incorporated into CCSS English Language Arts (ELA) & Literacy curriculum and instructional practices, we can collectively prepare students to be ready for the rigor of college and careers.
PCG_UDL_Whitepaper.pdf (331.90 kb)