In this revised and expanded edition of UDL Now!, Katie Novak provides practical insights and savvy strategies for helping all learners meet high standards using the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a framework for inclusive education that aims to lower barriers to learning and optimize each individual’s opportunity to learn. Novak shows how to use the UDL Guidelines to plan lessons, choose materials, assess learning, and improve instructional practice. Novak discusses key concepts such as scaffolding, vocabulary-building, and using student feedback to inform instruction. She also provides tips on recruiting students as partners in the teaching process, engaging their interest in how they learn. UDL Now! is a fun and effective Monday-morning playbook for great teaching.
I walked away from UDL Now! with countless ideas. I now need to sit down with the book to pull out the ideas that I want to use with some specific faculty members. If you are an educator or instructional technologist, you need to read UDL Now! and have it as a ready reference in your library.
Stan Skrabut, Ed.D
"This revised and expanded edition of UDL Now! is a timely and welcome addition to the growing literature about Universal Design for Learning. Katie Novak's well-articulated know-how about how to put UDL into practice has helped many thousands of educators."
David H. Rose, Ed.D, Founder of CAST and of the UDL Guidelines
My new favorite book! Fantastic book for guiding educators' efforts to bring out their students' best learning and to continually improve on their craft. A must-read for all teachers and administrators!