In UDL University: Designing for Variability Across the Postsecondary Curriculum, sixteen Goodwin faculty members share their stories of ambitious experiments, inspirational successes, and instructive failures in applying Universal Design for Learning in their classrooms. Their compelling and highly personal accounts of UDL's transformative effects span a variety of disciplines at the career-focused university-nursing, sociology, histology, computers, math, writing, literature welding, manufacturing, social justice, management, education, and more.
While the focus is on higher education, these stories provide educators at any level with practical illustrations of how to translate UDL theory into concrete lesson plans and curricular designs. They may also foster campus-wide conversations about teaching and learning, the variability of learners, and a new vision for more inclusive approach to education.
Allison Posey, a curriculum and design specialist at CAST who collaborates with educators from across the U.S. and internationally to implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL), provides the Foreword. She works in a wide range of settings, from kindergarten to higher education institutions to informal learning environments - with the ultimate goal that learning is intentionally designed to meet the needs of every individual in equitable, inclusive ways.
Contributors include: Amy Beauchemin, Annjanette Bennar, Keith A. Carter, Sandi Coyne-Gilbert, Michelle Dent, Phillip J. Fox, Kelli Goodkowsky, Lisa Coolidge Manley, Karrie Morin, Cynthia Murphy, Zachary Vincent Smith, Ellen Swider, Robin L. Young-Cournoyer