Creating Young Expert Learners is an accessible and engaging guide for early childhood educators.
UniversalDesign for Learning (UDL) is a framework for the proactive design of classroom instruction, with an emphasis on meeting the needs of all learnersin the classroom.With three principles at its core: multiple means of engagement, representation, and action and expression, UDL is designed to ensure that classroom instruction offers the supports needed to help young children become expert learners who take ownership of their own learning.Creating Young Expert Learners includes a theoretical introduction to the concept of UDL as it applies to young children, as well as practical examples of common early childhood learning units designed within a UDL framework.. Vignettes and examples help early childhood educators connect the theory to practice and sample learning units are included for teachers to use in their own classrooms. Use UDL to help you design your teaching to reach all the children in your early childhood program.
About the Author:
Marla J. Lohmann holds a PhD from the University of North Texas. She currently works as an associate professor of special education at Colorado Christian University and has over 20 years of experience working with children and families. Dr. Lohmann serves in a variety of roles where she supports young children with disabilities and their teachers.