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547596 (Softbound)
978-1-60554-759-6 (Softbound)
Age Focus: 4-6
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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.

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"Marla Lohmann provides an indispensable roadmap for understanding universal design for learning in the early childhood education context. Through rich and engaging vignettes, multiple comprehensive strategy descriptions, and connections to additional resources, Marla gives us the information needed to not just understand the concepts but actually move to implementation. With this resource early childhood educators can hit the ground running as they create learning environments in which each and every child can thrive." —Eva Horn, author of Six Steps to Inclusive Preschool Curriculum: A UDL-Based Framework, professor emeritus School of Education and Human Development, University of Kansas–Lawrence

"Marla makes Universal Design for Learning (UDL) accessible for educators by offering relatable analogies, clear explanations and connecting the work to align with familiar professional organizations such as the NAEYC. The text is approachable, affirming the expertise and experiences of the reader while also providing resources throughout to explore specific concepts more deeply. She includes example lesson plans and assessment ideas that could immediately be implemented into practice. Educators will appreciate the practicality of this book!" —Andrea Laser, EdD

About Marla J. Lohmann

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 more..