UDL1: A Framework for Addressing Learner Variability: Theory into Practice – A Non-facilitated Self-paced Course


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This course consists of a set of seven introductory modules that provide an introduction to Universal Design for Learning, a framework for addressing learner variability and supporting all learners to gain the knowledge and skills they need to become strategic, self-motivated, and goal-directed expert learners.

This self-paced session can be done on your own or within a learning community.  Participants are asked to explore media, and engage in “Try It” activities to put the principles of UDL into action in their own kindergarten through post-secondary classrooms.

In this experience, participants will:

  • Explore resources related to the theory and research basis of UDL including research on learner variability
  • Learn about the UDL guidelines to learn how to reach the wide variety of learners in their classrooms
  • Try out the UDL guidelines in practice

To learn more about this online course, contact Alie Berg at 781-245-2212, ext 248 or by email at aberg@cast.org.


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You can take this course at any time. Upon enrolling in the course, you will have access for 3 months. After that time, your account will be closed and you will no longer have access. Course extensions are not permitted, except in the case of illness. (A doctor’s note is required.)


$300.00 per individual registration

Team Registrations
We offer discounted tuition for groups of people from the same institution who register together.
5+ participants = $250 per person
15+ participants = $225 per person
50+ participants = $150 per person
100+ participants = $100 per person
If you are enrolling a team of 5 or more, please email aberg@cast.org before enrolling.

Who Should Enroll?

Educators (general, special education, curriculum coordinators, administrators, instructional technology specialists, paraprofessionals, college and university faculty, adult education faculty and presenters, etc.) and teams of educators at all levels who are interested in learning about:

  • How to address the learner variability in every classroom and school
  • How to support students to become expert learners
  • Cutting edge research from the learning sciences
  • How to implement UDL strategies into their practice

This course is also open to parents who are interested in learning about UDL and how it can benefit their children

Credit Equivalency

Coursework for this module is equivalent to a 22.5-contact-hour, graduate-level course.