Universal Design for Learning: A Guide for Teachers and Education ProfessionalsUniversal Design for Learning (UDL) offers education professionals a conceptual framework to create flexible, equitable, and accessible instructional techniques that accommodate individual learning differences in a classroom setting. This practical guide shows teachers "how to" understand, plan, and implement Universal Design for Learning in the classroom as well as in other academic environments. Offering various instructional resources, this brief book explains the general principles of UDL and shows educators how to effectively instruct students utilizing this research-based concept across content areas. Incorporating technology throughout the guide, this book encourages teachers to integrate assistive technology in order to provide all students greater access to learning. Utilizing a case-based scenario of Briarwood School District, teachers are encouraged to problem solve and reflect upon their own experiences in the classroom. Discussion questions and "Try This!" applications reinforce the information discussed in the supplementary book. Merrill Educationand theCouncil for Exceptional Children (CEC)are pleased to announce a new partnership in the evolving field of special education. This collaborative effort fosters the best in teaching, educational publishing, professional development, and alternative certification. Merrill and CEC will be working together as one entity to help educate the teachers of today and tomorrow while influencing positive change for the success of all those involved in the field of special education. This new venture includes: Professional development courses Co-publishing initiatives bringing new and dynamic content to the field TheCEC/Merrill Education Resource for Special Education( www.prenhall.com/specialeducation ) including the CEC/Merrill Education Casebook Builder library The Merrill/CEC Partnership benefits students, teachers, support professionals, paraprofessionals, and families. To learn more about how you can benefit from this unique venture, please visit www.prenhall.com/specialeducation or http://www.cec.sped.org/pd/webcourses/merrill.html . Look for this and other collaborative publications between CEC, Merrill Education and Pearson Custom Publishing soon!Council for Exceptional Children is the author of 'Universal Design for Learning', published 2005 under ISBN 9780131701601 and ISBN 0131701606.