Universal Designs for Learning

“When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely — the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears — when you give your whole attention to it.”  – Krisnamurti, Educator 

 On this website, you’ll find resources to give lessons using the Universal Design for Learning to provide  a learning environment where students can fully listen and engage.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Fulfill curiosity and the need to explore with lessons that engage with expression and multi-sensory communication using all of the child’s senses: visual, auditory (hearing), tactile, (touch) and kinesthetic (movement, physical action). In a Universally Designed Lesson, children are given the opportunity to make connections in the mind.  A Universally Design Lesson provides multiple means to express learning comprehension, too. It allows students to express what they are learning in a context that is accessible and real and use multiple methods to express understanding.

Every learner is special. What helps a child learn depends on his or her unique mind and experience. So, providing multiple options for engagement and projects to demonstrate understanding, is essential. 

 Search lesson plans on this site by subject by grade, age or Common Core Standard.

All of these lesson plan uphold the California Standards of the Teaching Profession:

1. Engage and support all students in learning

2. Create and maintain effective environments for student learning

3. Understand and organize subject matter for student learning

4. Plan instruction and design learning experiences for all students

5. Assess students for learning

6. Develop as an Educator