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Mathematics for All

Implementing UDL in Middle School

Universal Design Language (UDL) is a framework for inclusive education that aims to lower barriers to learning and to optimize each individual's opportunity to learn. This self-directed course will help you incorporate UDL into your Middle School Math lessons and assessments both in the classroom and online.

You will learn how UDL creates accessible and equitable learning environments with a flexible mathematics curriculum that is relevant, authentic, and meaningful for both you and your students! Each module presents a variety of ideas, self-reflection opportunities, and resources that illustrate how to apply UDL to your math design and instruction and provide you with multiple means of engagement throughout the course!

We all have different positions, come from different places, and have different strengths and weaknesses. The pandemic accentuated barriers and inconsistencies in our educational system. It is so important we all share and grow from our experiences implementing in-person, hybrid, and remote learning as these interaction techniques are here to stay. Regardless of the platform, this course is about helping you to personalize your mathematics teaching journey with UDL in all learning environments so you can personalize the journey for your students!

Remember, we are all “math people!”

Topics covered include:

  • UDL to create an equitable, inclusive learning environment in the Middle School Mathematics classroom
  • Fractions, ratios, and proportions
  • Variables, expressions, and equations
  • Functions
  • Statistics and Probability Sense
  • Geometry
  • Professional Learning Communities

At a Glance






Self-directed timeline with 1 year of access from registration


30 CONTINUING ED HRS + option for 15 additional hours with final project/grad credits







Course Objectives

Understand and be able to explain the fundamental concepts of UDL and how those concepts provide Middle School Math learning experiences that meet the needs of all learners regardless of mode of delivery. 
Learn how to identify and change barriers in Middle School Math lesson designs.
Explore and implement different techniques to help students learn how to better manage their time, improve functioning in all settings, and how to connect Middle School Mathematics in interesting, engaging, and creative ways that are relevant for all learners.

About Your Instructor

Jeanne Lazzarini is an acclaimed Master Math Educator, Published Author, Presenter, Teacher Trainer, and an admired promoter of engaging mathematics for all. For over 30 years, her proven abilities in creating engaging learning applications and integrating a wide range of topics with mathematics has inspired hundreds of students from all grade levels. Jeanne has a B.S. in Math from Santa Clara University, and a Masters in Math Education from UC Davis.

Beyond her experience teaching, Jeanne has taught satellite tracking courses in the Blue Cube at Moffett Air Force Base, for 9 years was the Math Training Specialist at the RAFT, and has served as the Program Specialist for the American Institute of Mathematics for the past 3 years.

Jeanne has a zest for creative innovation, loves combining math with all subjects, collaborating with teachers and students, and discovering equitable techniques that bring out the passion for learning in everyone!


What to Expect

How the Course Works

  • Each module begins with a short video to orient you to the topic and lesson. 
  • As you navigate through the course, each module features key lessons accompanied by opportunities to dive deeper into the content by reviewing readings and resources. 
  • At the end of each module, students will have a chance to assess their learning. Assessments can be taken as many times as needed.
  • Throughout the course, you'll have the option to post to the course community discussion board and publicly reflect on your learning.
  • A final project, optional for all, a requirement for graduate credit
  • Receive your completion certificate for 30 continuing education hours at the end of the course. 
  • For those taking the final project, upon successful completion, receive 15 continuing education hours and 3 graduate-level continuing education credits. 
  • Runs on the Thinkific platform. 


There are no prerequisites or required texts for this course.  All materials are linked freely within the modules. 

We recommend a 101 knowledge of the UDL framework. Recommended options include:


Pricing Options

Our standard and group pricing covers your course registration with Novak Educational Consulting, Inc. only. You may also choose to purchase graduate credits and/or clock hours (for Washington State teachers) at the time of registration. For questions regarding pricing or to request a purchase order, contact us.

Course Certificates & Transcripts

You will receive a completion certificate from Novak Education at the conclusion of the course. Please check in with your school or district to determine if this alone will be sufficient for salary points or advancement. Some states require additional proof of completion such as clock hours, contact hours, or credits. Graduate credits (3 continuing education credits) may be obtained through our accredited university partners. Learn more about our graduate partners: Gordon College and Teachers College of San Joaquin.