This paper outlines instructional strategies and course projects that demonstrate multiple means of engagement, representation, action, and expression, the essential principles of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The authors first share specific practices and examples related to each of the essential principles of UDL. Next, three projects are presented to demonstrate how these principles, along with technological tools, can be infused into pedagogical courses to prepare preservice elementary teachers in inclusive, online learning environments. This paper explores how teaching strategies and online tools were chosen with purpose, to promote positive learning outcomes and to prepare preservice teachers for the blended and distance learning environments they will likely encounter as they enter into the teaching profession.
Lin, L., & Barber, K. A. (2022). Tapping into the potential of student engagement with universal design for learning in pedagogical courses. Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning, 14(2), 114-129. https://doi.org/10.14305/jn.19440413.2022.14.2.04 CCBY.