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What’s so smart about S.M.A.R.T. goals?

Discover how to create learning goals that are S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results-oriented, and Time-bound) in this excerpt from this practical, accessible guidebook on Universal Design for Learning. Read More

The goal and the lesson

Read the excerpt and discover the role of lesson goals in UDL, how to design goals using the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as an example, and how goals promote student ownership of learning. Read More

Meeting the needs of learners with autism spectrum disorders

Read the excerpt and discover how universal design for learning (UDL)—an innovative framework for curriculum and instructional design—addresses the needs of learners with ASDs in classrooms. This chapter contains two instructional examples that apply UDL to the development of literacy skills and social and emotion understanding, areas that can be particularly challenging for learners with ASD. Read More

Providing multiple means of engagement

Read the excerpt and learn why providing multiple means of engagement is essential for UDL. This except includes options for catching interest, sustaining effort and persistence, and self-regulation. Read More

Including all students in instruction in core curriculum areas

Read the excerpt to learn considerations relevant to teaching core subject areas (reading and writing, mathematics, social and natural sciences) to all students. The strategies described for each subject area are organized according to the hierarchy of least-to-most intrusive supports, interventions, and adaptations. Read More