Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning

What is Universal Design for Learning?

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach that minimizes barriers and maximizes learning for all students. Based on scientific insights into how humans learn, UDL can help refine why you teach, what you teach and how you teach. The training includes concepts applicable to virtual or in person instruction. All registrants will receive a packet of UDL tools and materials to assist teaching and learning. This course is only offered once per year with a maximum of 30 registrations.

Here are what previous participants have said about the training:

  • “The UDL training was one that I left feeling very rich with ideas. It nudged me forward to make actual changes in my classroom, both physical and with my curriculum.”
  • “I’ve been given a tremendous toolbox from which I can draw! I’m recommending this training to any and all teachers who care to do better by their students!”
  • “I really enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the training and learned a lot from it – that I can use both in my own daily practice and that I can share with my classroom teachers and support staff as we look for ways to ensure that all students feel welcome in our spaces!”
  • The UDL training is formatted in an accessible way for busy teachers. The training emphasizes what you know and what you learn in a way that is best for you (and your students).  I highly recommend UDL because it gave me concrete tools and new activities to use in the classroom.
  • Even though my motivation for taking this course was for the reason of license renewal, I found value in this training and recognized where and how I can make changes to improve the room atmosphere, accessibility, set expectations with rules and routines, build classroom community, provide varied activities to meet the varied preferences, and incorporate different instructional methods to increase student satisfaction.

Training details

  1. Recorded UDL Webinar
    Access to the recording will be available throughout the month of January. Take it at your own pace, at your convenience!  Viewing the webinar and stopping to do some recommended activities should take approximately one to two hours.
  2. Classroom Implementation Assignment
    The assignment enriches the training and involves implementing UDL principles into your teaching practice and classroom. A short reflection paper about your experience is required.  The assignment is due in February.
  3. Follow-up Live Webinar
    Participate in a one-hour live webinar to share what you learned with other UDL participants. The live webinar occurs in March.
  4. Upon Successful Completion
    Sixteen CEUs intended to address the re-licensure area of Positive behavior interventions and accommodating, modifying, and adapting curriculum, materials and strategies will be awarded upon completion.


Contact PANDA:

Phone: 763-504-4095
[email protected]
Website: https://pandamn.org

Wendy Sweeney, MA, Licensed Psychologist/PANDA Manager PANDA - MN ABE Physical And Nonapparent Disability Assistance
Moira Knutson, Administrative Assistant PANDA - MN ABE Physical And Nonapparent Disability Assistance