Saturday, August 05, 2006

Harvard Summer Institute: Universal Design in Education blog. A great resource for studying UDL.

"How-to" information for educators, school psychologists, and related professionals:

David Rose, co-founder of CAST, posted resources about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) for participants of the Harvard Summer Institute on UDL on a blog. If you are a member of a school-based team (problem-solving, intervention, curriculum, technology, positive behavior support, response-to-intervention, etc.), you will appreciate the links to the institute's presentations and related resources.

Here is a brief sample:

"When you need support - mentoring, scaffolding - in creating lesson plans for all learners, you can find help here: More specifically, to set goals, look here: To think about your class and what it needs: To help in choosing or adapting materials, look here: "

George Sugai is well-known for his work in the area of Positive Behavioral Support. His PowerPoint presentation at the UDL Institute was an introduction to the defining features of School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports within the context of Universal Design for Learning.

George Sugai's Links (blog post)
PBIS website PBIS Research Literature PBIS Past Conference Presentations

Universal Design Learning and School-wide Positive Behavior Support.
(PowerPoint presentation download)

Share these resources with your colleagues, including your school's technology coordinator, when planning for the new school year! If your school is implementing UDL and PBIS, feel free to leave a comment on this blog and links to where others can find more information.

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