Universal Design for Learning

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Universal Desig​n for Learning (UDL)​

"Universal Design for Learning (UDL) focuses on design and delivery of curriculum, instruction and assessment that provides a full and fair opportunity for every student to learn and show what they know, with high expectations for all learners."  (UDL-CCC, 2011)


There are three Guiding Principles of UDL:  

Universal Design Principles


UDL Essential Statements

  • ​UDL is for ALL learners.​​​ 
  • UDL is flexible and responsive. 
  • UDL is empowering and supportive. 
  • UDL is not just strategies....it is a way of thinking, planning and delivering instruction. 
  • UDL recognizes the power of technology but it is not dependent on technology. 
  • UDL supports Common Core. 
  • UDL is more than differentiated instruction. 
  • ​​UDL removes learning barriers in the curriculum.​
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​​​About this Site

​​This website is maintained by the Oakland Schools Universal Design for Learning (UDL) team. The Oakland Schools UDL team works to bring the principles of Universal Design for Learning to teachers and classrooms throughout Oakland County. The team is made up of Oakland Schools consultants from District and Student Services and Special Populations as well as representatives from local districts.