Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Learning Community

CTL and DL&I invite faculty to join a year-long Learning Community on Universal Design for Learning (UDL).  Inspired by the accessible architecture movement and based on research about how we learn, UDL is a teaching framework that identifies barriers in the learning environment rather than in “deficiencies” in the student. In the same way that a curb cut in the sidewalk helps not only people who use wheelchairs but also people with strollers or suitcases, a UDL approach can benefit all students by anticipating, and proactively designing for, the variability in learners.

Learning Community participants will meet for six 90-minute discussion and practice-based sessions in the spring and fall semesters of 2023. The meetings will be led by Luis Perez, a consultant for CAST.  

In the spring semester, the group will meet on Zoom once a month on the following Fridays from 12:30-2 pm (EST): 

  • February 10
  • March 24
  • April 28

Fall dates will be determined at a later date, based on the availability of the participants.  

In addition to attending the monthly meetings, participants may have some additional work to complete independently, depending on the project/s they would like to complete during the year.

Space in the UDL Learning Community is limited.  Please express your interest using this form. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2023.

Find out more about the UDL Learning Community on CTL’s Programs page.

Introduction to Universal Design For Learning (UDL) Keynote Speech Recording with Luis Pérez, consultant for CAST: Available here with a BU log in