On UDL for group work. Sam Johnston is Director of Postsecondary & Workforce Development at the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) and an expert on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL frameworks can help instructors incorporate teaching strategies that best serve autistic and other neurodivergent students. In this series of interviews, Johnston talks with STS about what UDL is, how to implement it, why it’s a good pedagogical fit for teachers of autistic students, and where to learn more about UDL. This segment focuses on simple tips for group work that can be applied in STEM or other classes.
Assistive tech can often complement UDL frameworks—learn more about some common tools here. You might also like this post, Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Supporting All STEM Learners.
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