Course title: Universal Design for Learning in a Digital Schools Context. The course is available
online on the DSOE website.

Course Objectives

Introduce the basic principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Explore how UDL best practice can be facilitated with examples of implementation.

Explore UDL and the inclusive classroom to meet the needs of all learners.

Course Content
The course will contain the following Modules:
Module 1: Introduce the principles of UDL
Module 2: Examples, resources and take-away strategies on UDL that have been successfully
applied in schools level to:
Increased teaching effectiveness
Improved student outcomes
Meet the needs of diverse learners
Module 3: Planning and implementing UDL in your class
Module 4: Complete a Best Practice and submit it to a practice exchange forum of teachers
from Digital Schools of Distinction who are implementing UDL in their schools.

Completion of all four modules will result in issue of a Certificate of Completion. To obtain the
Certificate participants are encouraged to engage as fully as possible with the content and in
particular to contribute to the discussions.

Participant Interaction
Completion of the course will require trainees to be assessed. The participants will be
assessed on their knowledge of the UDL and their contribution to the Best Practice Exchange
Throughout the course, participants are invited to join in a range of online discussions on the
topics covered in the course as well as complete a course assignment (report on their own
application of technologies covered). As well as providing answers to the questions posed by
e-tutors in the discussion forum, participants are expected to meaningfully engage with other
participants on the course and provide feedback on resources and comments shared by other

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