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Elevating Co-Teaching through UDL


Elizabeth Stein



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A new edition is now available! Elevating Co-teaching with Universal Design for Learning, Revised and Expanded Edition was released in May 2023, with a new structure, additional strategies, updated research.

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About the Book

Co-teaching—the practice of having special education and regular education teachers work together in inclusive classrooms—is one way to ensure that all students have equal access to challenging academic content. But the practice is a challenging one, requiring thoughtful planning and execution by cooperative classroom professionals.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework for designing inclusive learning environments, offers co-teachers structure and guidance in pursuing their goal to create successful learning environments for all students. In this book, veteran co-teacher and UDL expert Elizabeth Stein shows how to apply the UDL principles and guidelines to the practice of co-teaching.

How does UDL inform the lesson-planning process? What does UDL look like in the classroom? What role does formative assessment play? How do you get buy-in for the UDL approach from administrators, parents, and students themselves? These and other questions are answered in this must-have book for anyone interested in co-teaching.

Elevating Co-Teaching Through UDL by Elizabeth Stein is available in paperback ($34.99, 242 pages, ISBN: 9781930583580) and EPUB ($34.99, ISBN: 9781930583597) format.

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About the Author

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Elizabeth Stein teaches special education in an inclusion setting at a middle school on Long Island, New York. She has more than two decades of experience teaching at the elementary, middle, and college levels. She coordinates her district’s mentor-teacher program and holds the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification. She authors a popular monthly blog, “Two Teachers in the Room,” at the website You can follow Elizabeth on Twitter at @ElizabethLStein.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • PART I: Understanding Co-teaching through the Lens of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
    • Chapter 1: Transform Co-teaching Approaches with Universal Design for Learning 
    • Chapter 2: Embrace Learner Variability the UDL Way
    • Chapter 3: Instructional Design: Making the UDL Mindset Shift
  • PART II: Teacher Workshop: Elevating Co-teaching by Applying UDL
    • Chapter 4: Planning Powerful Instruction
    • Chapter 5: UDL in Action
    • Chapter 6: Empowering Students as UDL Partners
    • Chapter 7: More Strategies and Structures to Promote Learner Expertise
  • Appendix
  • References
  • Index

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