#UDLchat: Making Choices

December 19, 2018
Co-hosts: Barb Gentille Green & Lisa Arthur

Little girl standing on a rainbow-painted brick road | Photo by Cory Woodward on Unsplash

Providing options is at the heart of the UDL Guidelines. But simply providing choices to our learners is not enough. How do we guide our learners in making good learning choices for themselves and for the task at hand? How can we, as educators and instructors, optimize the choices we offer to support our learning goals and the goal of Universal Design for Learning: to become expert learners?

These questions guided our discussion:

  • Q1: When providing instructional options for learners, what strategies do you use to teach/coach learners about making effective choices?
  • Q2: How do you support learners when they struggle with choice?
  • Q3: How do you teach self-reflection (strategies) and facilitate the connection to self-directed learning?
  • Q4: How do you know when the options you offer are good choices for students?

Check out the archive to find out how our participants responded:

How do you support choice-making in your learning environment? Let us know in the comments or join the conversation using the #UDLchat hashtag on Twitter.