Universally Designed Leadership: Applying UDL to Systems and Schools
Katie Novak & Kristan RodriguezDate
$34.99 (ISBN: 9781930583627)
$34.99 (ISBN: 9781930583634)
About the Book
The new Every Student Succeeds Act governing K-12 education in the United States defines and endorses Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework to help achieve greater opportunity and academic achievement for all learners, including those with disabilities, English learners, and “gifted and talented” students.
In this book, veteran school leaders Novak and Rodriguez provide school leaders and educators with a guidebook for putting the UDL framework into practice. They show how to guide district and school staff in discussions around student data and use the UDL guidelines to shape curriculum decisions. Universally Designed Leadership is a must-read for any education leader who wants to create more equitable, inclusive, and effective learning environments.
Universally Designed Leadership by Katie Novak and Kristan Rodriguez is available in paperback ($34.99, 136 pages, ISBN: 9781930583627) and EPUB ($34.99, ISBN: 9781930583634) format.
Katie Novak & Kristan Rodriguez on Universally Designed Leadership
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Praise for the Book
About the Authors
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!.
Kristan Rodriguez, PhD., is a successful consultant and former superintendent specializing in Universal Design for Learning. Dr. Rodriguez earned a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Boston College and has had a career as a K-12 administrator, college professor, and consultant since 2001. She has presented nationally on leadership and learning for the past 16 years. In both her speaking and writing, she draws upon her experience as a central office administrator, building administrator, teacher, and professor. Dr. Rodriguez is the founder of Rodriguez Educational Consulting Agency.
You can follow Dr. Rodriguez on Twitter at @dr_rodriguez21.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Building Your Understanding
- Chapter 2: Using Evidence-Based Decision-Making to Begin the Work
- Chapter 3: Analyzing and Interpreting the Data for the Needs Assessment
- Chapter 4: UDL and Strategic Thinking
- Chapter 5: An Integrated District Strategy
- Chapter 6: Professional Development That Models UDL Principles
- Chapter 7: UDL in the Classroom
- Chapter 8: UDL and the Art of the Meeting
- Chapter 9: UDL Family-Community Engagement
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