Using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Technology, Pedagogy and Content Knowledge (TPACK) to Design Preservice Teacher Technology Integration and Inservice Teacher Professional Development
Thursday, March 10 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for designing curricula that enable all individuals to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning. UDL provides rich supports for learning and reduces barriers to the curriculum while maintaining high achievement standards for all (CAST, 2008). The promise of UDL was most recently recognized in the National Educational Technology Plan, drafted by the United States Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology in March, 2010. The purpose of this panel is to introduce the UDL framework, discuss the application of UDL principles and the role of technology, and strategies being implemented to make UDL a core component in the design of preservice teacher technology preparation and inservice teacher professional development.