Culturally Responsive Design for English Learners
The UDL Approach
by Patti Kelly Ralabate and Loui Lord Nelson
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Patti Kelly Ralabate and Loui Lord Nelson—both influential early adopters of UDL—braid two “hot” frameworks, Culturally Responsive Teaching and UDL, to help teachers address the needs of English learners in today’s classrooms.
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About the authors
Patti Kelly Ralabate, EdD, is the author of the bestseller Your UDL Lesson Planner: The Step-by-Step Guide for Teaching All Learners (Paul H. Brookes, 2016) and former Director of Implementation at CAST, where she guided a multi-district UDL implementation initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She was the special education expert in the National Education Association’s policy and practice department, and an early partner in the National UDL Task Force that successfully brought UDL into federal policy. She has nearly three decades of teaching experience as a speech language pathologist and holds a doctorate in special education from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Loui Lord Nelson, PhD, is an international educational consultant who focuses on Universal Design for Learning. A former special education teacher, Loui provides guidance in UDL to schools, districts, state personnel, and universities across the globe and is the author of the top selling book, Design and Deliver: Planning and Teaching Using Universal Design for Learning (Paul H. Brookes, 2014). She also works as the UDL Specialist for the School Wide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT), a national project that aims to shift American education to truly meet the needs of all learners. You can follow her on twitter at @LouiLordNelson.