...from the Curriculum Office
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) - The Chelmsford Public Schools has continued its commitment to the use of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) practices to create dynamic lessons that provide curriculum access for all students. Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs. For more information about Universal Design for Learning visit: http://cast.org
Parents' Guide to Student Success National PTAThe Parents’ Guide to Student Success was developed in response to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics that more than 40 states have adopted.Created by teachers, parents, education experts, and others from across the country, the standards provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.Visit the website at www.pta.org/4446.htm to learn more about the standards by grade level.
The Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Dr. Linda J. Hirsch