This guide includes references and information from the TCC Design Institute.
Most activities and examples used in the institute were created by the Center for Teaching Excellence – University of Virginia unless otherwise attributed. Permission for use granted by the Center for Teaching Excellence Director, Michael Palmer, in January 2018.
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Episode 1 – David RoseDavid Rose, co-founder and Chief Education Officer Emeritus of CAST (the creators of UDL) shares stories about the research that drove the beginning of CAST and UDL, what research kept them going, and where CAST is headed with the framework. This 45 minute interview was longer than expected, but so worth it. (Note: David Rose has written on post-secondary/college/online learning)
Episode 54 – Carla-Ann Brown6th Grade World Cultures teacher Carla-Ann Brown shares how she uses backwards planning and UDL to design units that are inclusive as well as culturally sustaining.
Episode 18 – Justin FreedmanHear how Justin Freedman, an assistant professor at Rowan University, provides his pre-service teachers with a 365-degree relationship with UDL. Not only do they learn about it and observe other lessons and learning environments implementing UDL, they experience a learning environment designed by Justin using UDL. Justin also shares how and why he become a professor and his research accommodations at the college level.
Episode 23 – Carrie PrestonCarrie Preston shares a unit she designed for her 12th grade seniors that kept them engaged at the end of the year and how amazed she was with the products they produced, all because she designed the unit using the UDL framework…and got out of their way.