So I was sitting with a coworker prepping a set of slides on UDL that we have co-present together and she crushed me in the best way. She told me that as is, the UDL guidelines are hard for her to access. She also went on to tell me (the UDL guy) that this representation should be more universally designed. HA! And she was right! I dusted off my ego and her and I went to work creating a more meaningful template for folks to use to get a basic understanding of the UDL guidelines. Here is what we came up with so far.
This fun little handout gives the goal for each of the UDL core principals. Use this as a support when you are designing your lessons. Remember engagement is the most important facet of your instruction so it is the largest block of our graphic. Representation is what we as teachers do to represent concepts so that students can understanding them, hence the large person icon. Action and Expression is what our students provide us in showing what they learned or which strategy they used in their path to a solution, hence the small person icon.
Remember for a deep dive into the guidelines visit the UDL guidelines website. UDL continues to build traction across Sanger Unified. Thanks everyone as you continue to take risks and try new things for the betterment of kids!
Sanger unified school district
Curriculum & Instruction department