Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has emerged as a framework that uses a variety of teaching methods to remove barriers and increase access to learning to provide ALL students equal opportunities to learn and succeed. The UDL framework, developed by the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) is an evidence-based educational framework that benefits all learners, including, but not limited to, students with disabilities. UDL holds particular value during this time of shifting teaching modalities as a result of the pandemic and teachers’ needs for instructional delivery under challenging conditions. As a result, the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) in collaboration with the National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID) has created the interactive visual resource Laying the Foundation for Universal Design for Learning in Physical Education to provide general information on the core components of UDL. In addition, the tool suggests recommended strategies to facilitate the implementation of UDL in all physical education settings-no matter what the teaching modality.
How to use the infographic: The core components of UDL are depicted as part of the solar system. The sun represents the UDL framework and the planets, stars, and constellations represent the core components of UDL. The images on the infographic are connected to a hyperlink that has information related to its title. For example, UDL will have a hyperlink to a separate one-pager with information specific to the definition of UDL. Click on each image to access the related information.
After exploring the interactive infographic, use this link to download all of the information and resources in our UDL for PE Toolkit.
Special thanks to Dr. Michelle Grenier, Dr. Lauren Lieberman, and NCPEID for their help with this resource.