Equity by Design: Delivering on the Power and Promise of UDL, 1st Edition

  • Mirko Chardin
  • Katie Novak
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 1544394454
  • ISBN-13: 9781544394459
  • DDC: 370.11
  • 208 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Equity by Design is intended to serve as a blueprint for teachers to alter the all-too-predictable outcomes for our historically under-served students. A first of its kind resource, the book makes the critical link between social justice and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) so that we can equip students (and teachers, too) with the will, skill, and collective capacity to enact positive change. Inside you’ll find: concrete strategies for designing and delivering a culturally responsive, sustainable, and equitable framework for all students; rich examples, case studies, and implementation spotlights of educators, students (including Parkland survivors), and programs that have embraced a social justice imperative; evidence-based application of best practices for UDL to create more inclusive and equitable classrooms; and a flexible format to facilitate use with individual teachers, teacher teams, and as the basis for whole-school implementation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Authors.
1: Universal Design as an Instrument of Change.
2: Laying the Groundwork for Social Justice in Our Classrooms and Learning Communities.
3: Social Justice Through Collaboration and Community.
4: Personalized Learning for Equity.
5: Identity, Mirrors, and Funds of Knowledge.
6: Cultural Responsiveness and Equity.
7: Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices.
8: A Student’s Journey.
Appendix A.
Appendix B: UDL Progression Rubric.