The UDL project has just turned one. Happy birthday to us!
It has been a really exciting year. We've learned and grown so much since this project first began in the fall of 2013. Some major milestones include:
- Determining through action research that incorporating UDL into instructional practice results in increased student engagement
- Launching http://theudlproject.com in February 2014 - 5500 visitors and counting!
- Starting a Twitter account - @theudlproject - and networking with educators from across the globe who share our passion with UDL.
- Presenting the findings of this project to teachers from throughout the province of New Brunswick, and learning so much from the incredible presentations by the other action research teams.
- Presenting our research, along with the other school-based action research teams, and leading UDL experts, including: Jennifer Katz, Loui Lord Nelson, Liz Berquist, and Colleen Thoma at the UDL In Action symposium in November 2014.
- Continue to learn more about UDL, and incorporate more UDL practices into our teaching
- Continue to promote student engagement and inclusion through a UDL framework
- Share our passion for UDL with other teachers - through this website, and at a grassroots level
- Encourage other teachers to try tools and lessons we have found or created, and collect data to determine if this increases teacher readiness and willingness to implement UDL in their practices