Universal design instruction
Universal Design Instruction (UDI) is an essential teaching tool in education. It lives by using all senses, not just telling, or showing, but involving the students. An educator provides a student with multiple representations of the concept, engages the student according their interests, and allows the student to choose how they would like to manifest what they have learned (Burgstahler, 2009, p. 1) UDI is based on the architectural design of making a building accessible to everyone. Not only does UDI make a building accessible for people who have special needs, but also it makes accessing the building easier for people without disabilities. Applying this concept to a classroom makes lessons accessible for all abilities. This essentially would rule out Response to Intervention and some after school programs if implemented correctly.