CAST Professional Publishing is pleased to announce the release of Universally Designed Leadership, a guidebook for education leaders who are in the early stages of implementing the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework.
Authors Katie Novak and Kristan Rodriguez, both experienced school administrators, provide practical advice on how to prepare building and district staff to use the UDL Guidelines to improve teaching and learning systemwide.
They discuss using data to make evidence-based decisions, strategies for engaging family and community, ways to model UDL in teacher professional development, and much more.
Available in print (ISBN 978-1-930583-62-7) and ePUB (ISBN 978-1-930583-63-4).
Praise for Universally Designed Leadership:
Dr. Thomas Scott, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents: “Universally Designed Leadership is the practitioners’ guide to successful strategic implementation of Universal Design for Learning. This timely and relevant work provides a road map for education leaders to engage school communities in defining the why, what and how of learning. A must read for emerging and veteran school leaders alike.”
Martin Scanlan, Associate Professor, Boston College’s Lynch School of Education: “Universally Designed Leadership is a much-needed addition to the field. Novak and Rodriguez present the fundamentals of exploring, preparing, and integrating Universal Design for Learning (UDL) into schools and districts. They focus on the practical steps to shifting cultures in schools and districts to embrace UDL, including creating a shared vision to embrace UDL, conducting needs assessments to guide the work, and developing logic models to guide this pursuit. Written in a conversational, straightforward style, Universally Designed Leadership will surely be a go-to guide for the novice and veteran administrator alike.”
About the authors
Katie Novak, EdD, is assistant superintendent for the Groton-Dunstable (MA) Regional School District. She is also the author of the bestselling UDL Now! and co-author of UDL in theCloud!
Kristan Rodriguez, PhD, is superintendent for the Groton-Dunstable (MA) Regional School District. She holds a doctorate in educational administration from Boston College.