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UDL and ESSA: New Laminated Reference Guide for Teachers Now Available


The new quick-reference laminated guide UDL and ESSA: An Educator's Guide to Effective Planning, Instruction & Assessment by Stacy Dean, is now in stock and available for immediate shipment!

This six-page (trifold) guide reviews key parts of the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), focusing on where the law calls for the use of universal design for learning (UDL). It then provides guidance for teachers as they plan, instruct, and assess students under the framework of UDL. Features include: 

  • A review of UDL framework, including the Seven Guidelines of Universal Design; 
  • Provisions of ESSA related to UDL; 
  • 25 Classroom strategies for providing multiple means of representation; 
  • 25 Classroom strategies for providing multiple means of expression; 
  • 25 Classroom strategies for providing multiple means of engagement; 
  • Sample student planning template; 
  • 20+ online UDL tools and resources:
  • Pre-planning checklist for teachers; 
  • Post-planning checklist.

This timely and useful tool for K-12 teachers retails for $12.95 each. Bulk discounts are applied for orders of 11+ copies.

About the Author:

Stacy Pellechia Dean, Ph.D., CAS, NCED, earned her doctorate in special education from the University of Virginia. She is now an instructor at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. She teaches various coursework in special education and was a classroom teacher of students with special needs for ten years. Her interest areas include research and pedagogy in developmental disabilities and autism, evidence-based practices, assessment and universal design for learning. Furthermore, she presents nationally and internationally on effectively educating students with special needs.

Dean is author of Lesson Plan Book for the Diverse Classroom: Planning for Accessibility through Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and UDL and ESSA: An Educator's Guide to Effective Planning, Instruction & Assessment.

About National Professional Resources, Inc.

National Professional Resources (NPR, Inc.) has been a leader in the field of education publishing since 1968. Founded and operated by educators with a deep commitment to the success of all learners, our mission is to provide teachers, administrators, and other school staff with quality tools and resources that will better enable them to help every student achieve success. Our signature product is our quick-reference laminated guides—the original laminated guides for educators. Written by some of the most respected leaders in the field, with over 150 titles available, these professional development guides cover current topics and critical issues in education, including inclusion, co-teaching, autism, learning disabilities, social-emotional learning, positive behavior supports, mental health, differentiated instruction, assessment, English learners, differentiated instruction, and more.

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