UDL: UDL vs. Differentiation

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Learning Activity

It is important to understand that UDL is a framework for thinking about lesson design and not a solution to all classroom problems. It is also important to understand that UDL is not differentiation. UDL is more student-centered than differentiation and attempts to help guide students to become expert learners. In this activity, you will compare UDL and differentiated instruction.

Review the video, article, and diagram below to learn more.


UDL vs. DI from Article from Medium

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UDL Versus Differentiation Diagram  

The following diagram tries to distinguish between differentiation and UDL. Though the organizer is not perfect it does give a good understanding of the differences between the two strategies. 

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