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Is the Common Core negating the purpose of UDL?

The purpose of UDL curricula is not simply to help students master a specific body of knowledge or a specific set of skills, but to help them master learning itself—in short, to become expert learners. Expert learners have developed three broad characteristics. They are: a) strategic, skillful and goal directed; b) knowledgeable, and c) purposeful and motivated to learn more. Designing curricula using UDL allows teachers to remove potential barriers that could prevent learners from meeting this important goal.

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Question: Common Core and Universal Design for Learning: How is the Common Core allowing students multiple means of representative, action, expression and engagement using informational text?

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    May 3 2014: Do you think the Common Core allows students multiple means of representation, expression and engagement?

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