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Year 2 report on Universal Design for Learning

Helping hundreds of NH educators meet needs of variable learners

CONCORD- The New Hampshire Department of Education today released the Year 2 report on the New Hampshire UDL Innovation Network, prepared by CAST, nonprofit education research and development organization that is contracting with the New Hampshire Department of Education to implement UDL.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is New Hampshire’s way to help educators across our state tackle the wide-ranging needs of all students, and help them both recognize student variability in the classroom, but design education solutions so that all students can learn.

“One of the toughest challenges in education is helping all students find a pathway to a bright future. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ key to learning, and no single approach will work for all students,” said Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut.

In its second year, the New Hampshire UDL Innovation Network helped 318 participants from 42 New Hampshire schools better serve our variable learners. This report from CAST summarizes a year of work implementing UDL philosophies and techniques in New Hampshire schools. Of those participating, 44% were general education teachers, 15% were special education teachers, and 23% were administrators. 215 of last year’s UDL participants were continuing from Year 1, while 103 educators were new to the New Hampshire UDL Innovation Network. Survey results show that an overwhelming percentage of educators who participated are now more confident applying UDL in their classrooms.

“I want to thank CAST CEO Linda Gerstle, Director Jennifer Levine, and the CAST team for their hard work and dedication in improving how we design education in New Hampshire to reach all students, and help them find their pathways to bright futures,” Edelblut added.

UDL Innovation Network Year 2 (2019) Report

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