Universal design for learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn. ICSPS is working to support the system in implementing UDL and increasing the equity of students across Illinois.

Implementing UDL Series

  • Session 1: 
    • Session 1 will explore the foundation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and focus on variability in the classroom. Participants will get to dive into the aspects of variability that impact teaching and learning.
  • Session 2: 
    • Session 2 will explore how UDL can be implemented in an in-person classroom setting. Discussions will center around ways to enhance the curriculum for onsite learning to be more equity-focused.
  • Session 3: 
    • Session 3 will explore how UDL can be implemented in an online classroom setting. Discussions will center around ways to enhance the online curriculum to be more equity-focused.
  • Session 4: 
    • Session 4 will explore resources to support UDL in both a virtual and in-person classroom setting. Discussions will center around ways to enhance curriculum, both virtual and in-person, to be more equity-focused. Strategies to improve instruction and small changes that can make a big difference for our students will also be discussed.
  • Super Strategies to Support Secondary Special Populations Students
    • In coordination with the Illinois State Board of Education, ICSPS has created a series of Super Strategy documents to assist the secondary system in meeting the needs of Special Population students identified in Perkins V. This stand-alone webinar will give an overview of each Special Population and the corresponding super strategies designed to ensure program accessibility and aid in overcoming barriers that may limit a student’s opportunity for success. The webinar will be recorded and made available for viewing succeeding in the live presentation.

2020 UDL Series 

Universal Design for Learning Resources 

UDL for Higher Education

  • Set the table for UDL