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Your UDL Journey: A Systems Approach to Transforming Instruction


Patti Kelly Ralabate & Elizabeth Berquist



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About the Book

In Your UDL Journey: A Systems Approach to Transforming Instruction, Patti Kelly Ralabate and Elizabeth Berquist draw on years of working with schools, districts, universities, and states to put the inclusive principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) into practice.

The authors provide a guide—not a rigid step-by-step manual—for adopting UDL as the conceptual framework for an entire system, not just individual classrooms. They clarify the difference between mere change and true transformation in a system, offering a welcome solution to the common “flavor-of-the-month” dilemma that school leaders at all levels so often face.

Your UDL Journey addresses challenges in learning design, instructional planning, professional development, resource allocation, and reflection. Written in a warm, collegial style, this book is filled with helpful signposts along the road to transformation.

Your UDL Journey: A Systems Approach to Transforming Instruction is available in both paperback ($39.99, 218 pages, ISBN: 9781930583283) and EPUB ($39.99, ISBN: 9781930583306) format.

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Patti Kelly Ralabate & Elizabeth Berquist on Your UDL Journey

Watch the entire series of short videos to get behind-the-scenes insights from Patti and Elizabeth about Your UDL Journey.

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About the Authors

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Patti Kelly Ralabate, EdD, is a nationally recognized leader on effective instructional design for all learners using the Universal Design for Learning framework. She is the author of Your UDL Lesson Planner: The Step-by-Step Guide for Teaching All Learners and Culturally Responsive Design for English Learners: The UDL Approach (with Loui Lord Nelson).

Find Patti on Twitter at @PKR50.

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Elizabeth Berquist, EdD, is Director of Professional Learning for the Baltimore County (MD) Public Schools. She also advises school districts across the United States on Universal Design for Learning. Her book UDL: Moving from Exploration to Integration offers a collection of case studies about UDL Implementation in systems, states, and schools.

You can follow her on Twitter at @Liz_Berquist.

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Table of Contents

  • Section I: Transforming Instruction
    • Chapter 1: Why Is UDL a Transformative Framework?
    • Chapter 2: How Do We Get Started?
    • Chapter 3: What Is the UDL Implementation Process?
  • Section II: Implementation from Explore to Optimize
    • Chapter 4: Explore
    • Chapter 5: Prepare
    • Chapter 6: Integrate
    • Chapter 7: Scale
    • Chapter 8: Optimize
    • Chapter 9: Beyond Implementation
  • Resources
  • References
  • Index
  • About the Authors

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