Capstone Project Title
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has been shown to reduce barriers through all levels of education. Similarly, there is research showing the effectiveness of UDL to increase equity and inclusion. Given the diverse population of Adult Basic Education (ABE) and the overrepresentation of students with a learning disability, UDL makes sense as a curriculum shift. The professional development project was designed to give ABE teachers tools for implementing UDL that can be used in various classroom settings, regardless of course level or area of study, so that there can be consistency across all classes at an ABE site rather than only by an individual teacher or individual class. Drawing inspiration from books and websites related to UDL, the professional development training focuses on concepts that are already being used within ABE, engaging teachers to recognize UDL, and solidifying it into one curriculum concept regardless of subject area. The professional development can be replicated utilizing the materials provided along with suggestions on how to personalize it for individual sites.
Adult Education, Social Justice, Staff Development, Universal Design for Learning
Cook, Karen, "How Can UDL Be Used To Increase Equity And Access At An Abe Site?" (2023). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 901.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects