About

This site and its resources were developed by SET-BC (Special Education Technology – British Columbia) with support from the BC Ministry of Education (Department of Diversity and Equity). The content of the site was developed from a variety of print and online resources and is intended to provide K-12 educators with a starting point for implementing Universal Design for Learning in their classrooms.

This resource highlights the many benefits of utilizing UDL strategies in the classroom and includes:

  • video interviews with BC teachers and students in UDL-based classrooms as well as with experts in the area of UDL
  • theoretical framework descriptions
  • implementation plans
  • classroom strategies and assessments

Visitors to the site can explore the site freely or, if you prefer to learn the material in a self-directed course format, select the ‘Examine‘ option on the top menu.

Contributors:

We wish to thank the many BC teachers and students who agreed to be filmed and interviewed about their experiences in the classroom.

Coquitlam: Birchland Elementary

Kelowna: Bankhead Elementary, Black Mountain Elementary and Glenmore Elementary

New Westminster: Glenbrook Middle and Richard McBride Elementary

Penticton: KVR Middle, McNicoll Middle, Penticton Secondary, Princess Margaret Secondary and Skaha Lake Middle

Prince Rupert: Charles Hays Secondary, Pineridge Elementary and Prince Rupert Middle, 

Sunshine Coast: Davis Bay Elementary, Kinnikinnick Elementary and Pender Harbour Secondary

Vancouver: David Livingstone Elementary

Post-Secondary Institutions: Leyton Schnellert at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan and Jennfier Katz at the University of Manitoba

Members of the Resource Advisory Committee: Tania Blak, Faye Brownlie, Devon Grewal, Sandra Jost, Michelle Kaupp, Sandy Magnussen, and several SET-BC Consultants.

Resources

Click here to see the content resources used for this site

A Route for Every Learner.” Maryland State Department of Education. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Mar. 2013

Brownlie, Faye, and Judith King. Learning in Safe Schools: Creating Classrooms Where All Students Belong. Markham, Ont.: Pembroke, 2011. Print.

Brownlie, Faye, Carole Saundry, and Leyton Schnellert. It’s All about Thinking: Collaborating to Support All Learners in Mathematics and Science. Winnipeg: Portage & Main, 2011. Print.

Brownlie, Faye, and Judith King. Learning in Safe Schools: Creating Classrooms Where All Students Belong. Markham, Ont.: Pembroke, 2011. Print.

Brownlie, Faye, Catherine Feniak, and Leyton Schnellert. Student Diversity: Classroom Strategies to Meet the Learning Needs of All Students. Markham, ON: Pembroke, 2006. Print.

CAST UDL Online Modules.” CAST UDL Online Modules. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jul. 2013.

Green, Linda Schwartz, and Diane Casale-Giannola. 40 Active Learning Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom, Grades K-5. Thousand Oaks: Corwin, 2011. Print.

Gregory, Gayle, and Carolyn Chapman. Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn’t Fit All. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, 2007. Print.

Katz, Jennifer. Teaching to Diversity: The Three-block Model of Universal Design for Learning. Winnipeg, MB, Canada: Portage & Main, 2012. Print.
Rose, David H., and Anne Meyer. Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age: Universal Design for Learning. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2002. Print.

Tomlinson, Carol A., and Jay McTighe. Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design: Connecting Content and Kids. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2006. Print.

Tomlinson, Carol A. How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-ability Classrooms. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2001. Print.

Universal Design for Learning Project (BC UDL).” Universal Design for Learning Project (BC UDL). SET-BC, n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2013.