Skip to main content

UDL Playbook for School and District Leaders

Book
Author(s)

Katie Novak & Mike Woodlock

Date

2021

UDL Playbook for School and District Leaders

Order Today

Paperback
$29.99
(ISBN: 9781930583870)

Buy the paperback

EPUB
$29.99
(ISBN: 9781930583887)

Buy the EPUB

About the Book

In UDL Playbook for School and District Leaders, the authors lay out a step-by-step process to remake your leadership skills and methods through the inclusive principles of Universal Design for Learning. Creating multitiered systems of support, delivering effective and inspiring feedback, embedding the UDL principles throughout your culture and curriculum—these are just some of the topics covered by two veteran school leaders.

The UDL Playbook for School and District Leaders is available in paperback ($29.99, 168 pages), and EPUB ($29.99, 9781930583887) format!

Table of Contents

Praise for UDL Playbook

This is an excellent resource for school leaders, one that is full of practical suggestions for making learning environments more inclusive with Universal Design for Learning.

Katherine C. Stehr, Director of Innovation, Los Angeles Unified School District

 

Novak and Woodlock recognize that changing school and district culture for the better starts with specific day-to-day practices rooted in a broader commitment to inclusivity. Universal Design for Learning is a great lever for change, and these authors offer both the vision and details to make change happen.

Helene Paroff, Inclusionary Practices Project Director, Washington Association of School Administrators

 

In my 30 years as an educator, I’ve never come across a book that made so much practical sense. This engaging book inspires school leaders at every level to advance inclusive strategies and approaches that can change outcomes for all learners. The UDL Playbook is practical and promising, wise and witty. Every administrator needs a copy.

C.A. Tolchinsky, EdD, Director of Student Success & Learning Excellence, Nova Southeastern University

 

About the Authors

Photo of author Katie Novak

Katie Novak, EdD, is an internationally renowned education consultant, author, graduate instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, and a former Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Massachusetts. Katie has more than 19 years of experience in teaching and administration, an earned doctorate in curriculum and teaching, and ten published books, including the best-selling education book, UDL Now!.

You can find her online at katienovakudl.com and on Twitter at @KatieNovakUDL.

More from Katie Novak

Photo of author Mike Woodlock

Mike Woodlock is an innovative administrator, consultant, and graduate instructor with 25 years of experience in education. As principal of Groton-Dunstable Regional High School in Massachusetts he’s carried out a strategic plan that transformed the school through UDL. In consulting roles he has worked with administrators across the country to support implementation of multi-tiered systems of support, inclusive practice, and UDL. More titles by Katie Novak

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Preparing to Be an Expert Learner
  • Chapter 2: The Executive Function of Leadership
  • Chapter 3: Creating a UDL Foundation
  • Chapter 4: Modeling UDL Through Professional Learning
  • Chapter 5: Educator Evaluation to Improve Teacher Efficacy
  • Chapter 6: All Things Curriculum
  • Chapter 7: The Magic of Staffing
  • Chapter 8: A Schedule That Supports UDL Within a Multitiered System
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix: UDL Progression Rubric
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Authors
  • Index

More from CAST Publishing

Tree for All book cover
Book

A Tree for All

A fun, engaging, and thought-provoking review of UDL theory and practice employing the simple image of a tree using its roots and branches to express the entire UDL ecosystem.

L. L. Nelson & A. Posey
2019

The Unbound Classroom book cover
Book

The Unbound Classroom

The Unbound Classroom is about using thematic units to create a classroom experience that reflects the world that students find themselves in on a daily basis.

C. Miro
2019

UDL Guidelines poster
Poster

UDL Guidelines Poster

These posters feature the latest version of the version 2.2 guidelines as found on the UDL Guidelines website.

CAST
2020

Top of Page