Lesson Planning for All Learners Using Universal Design for Learning

9/27/2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, September 27
4-5 p.m. ET

As educators become familiar with Universal Design for Learning (UDL), they frequently ask "How do I do this?" This webinar illustrates how to integrate the UDL principles into best practice using a step-by-step flexible process. Interactive exercises will help you to (1) define flexible, clear S.M.A.R.T. learning goals based on standards, (2) consider learner variability, (3) determine appropriate, meaningful assessments, (4) infuse UDL into traditional teaching methods, (5) select materials and media that add value, and (6) refine their learning through self-reflection. No matter what your grade or UDL familiarity level, the reflection questions and application exercises will help you immediately put UDL into practice.

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify 6 steps to lesson planning utilizing UDL.
  2. Define at least one (1) way to develop flexible, measurable learning goals.
  3. Describe how UDL addresses learner variability.
  4. Identify at least 2 classroom assessment strategies aligned with UDL.

Who should attend: Special education teachers; general education teachers; gifted education teachers; school/district administrators; teachers-in-training; teacher educators


Patti Ralabate, Ed.D. teaches CAST’s UDL for ELLs online courses and policy courses for the George Washington University, and recently authored “Your UDL Lesson Planner: The Step-by-Step Guide to Teaching All Learners.” In addition to having served as the National Education Association (NEA) Senior Policy Analyst for special and gifted education, she has been the CAST Director of Implementation, National Center on UDL Director, National UDL Task Force co-chair, and director of the Gates-funded UDL PDS project focused on developing district-wide UDL implementation systems.