• March 20, 2018 - All after school and evening activities, including Evening High School, are cancelled. Tonight's Board of Education meeting is cancelled and is rescheduled for Thursday, March 29, 2018. 

    All PGCPS Before and After School Extended Learning Programs and vendor managed program sites are closing at 4pm today.

    Tonight's Science and Technology Open House Information Session for Oxon Hill High School is rescheduled for Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 6:00 PM. Please email ohhs.st@pgcps.org if you have any additional questions. Also, tonight's Academy of Health Sciences Parent Information Session is cancelled. If you have any questions please call the school at (301) 546-7247.

    20 de marzo del 2018 - Todas las actividades extraescolares y de la tarde, incluida la Escuela Superior Nocturna, quedan canceladas. La reunión de la Junta de Educación se cancela y será reprogramada para el jueves, 29 de marzo del 2018.

    Los Programas de Aprendizaje Extendido en Horarios Extraescolares y centros de programas administrados por vendedores cerrarán a las 4 p. m. el día de hoy.

    La sesión informativa abierta al público sobre Ciencia y Tecnología para la Escuela Superior Oxon Hill  de esta noche será reprogramada para el martes, 27 de marzo del 2018 a las 6:00 p. m. Si tiene preguntas adicionales, por favor, envíe un correo electrónico a ohhs.st@pgcps.org. Además, se cancela la sesión informativa para padres sobre la Academia de Ciencias de la Salud. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la escuela al (301) 546-7247.


Books UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING (UDL) is a framework for designing curricula that enable all individuals to gain knowledge, skills and enthusiasm for learning. UDL provides rich supports for learning and reduces barriers to the curriculum while promoting high achievement standards for all. When UDL principles are embedded in classroom instruction, meaningful learning environments are created where all students feel empowered to learn.

UDL in Prince George's County Public Schools

Teacher Instructing Students Prince George’s County Public Schools is committed to fostering a climate for meaningful and authentic learning experiences to prepare our students for the 21st century. Rigorous expectations for student learning have been established with the adoption of Maryland's College and Career Readiness Standards that are based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Learners who communicate collaboratively, think critically and problem solve effectively will better meet the demands of the world in which we live. Universal Design for Learning supports the CCSS by providing educators and parents with instructional practices to promote active learning for all students. Meaningful learning can be found in a variety of environments, so long as a positive climate is developed and maintained.

Diverse ChildrenThe positive learning climate acts as a foundation from which students cultivate a passion for knowledge. This passion is nurtured through flexibility in the instructional goals, methods, materials and assessments catered to the learner variability within the classroom. UDL recognizes that best practices do not mandate the use of technology or the mastery of technology; rather, it emphasizes mastery of the learning process. As a brain-based framework for instruction, UDL minimizes barriers to learning so that all students can achieve. Through the consistent implementation of UDL, students' natural curiosity will be fostered, allowing for more authentic learning experiences.

All children will meet high expectations for success given they are appropriately challenged and supported. Being a diverse community of life-long learners, Prince George's County Public Schools recognizes that UDL will increase the effectiveness of our best practices and promote our goal of preparing our students to be college and career ready.

Learn more about UDL

Please explore the sections below to learn more about Universal Design for Learning.

UDL Guidelines/ Principles

Principle I. Representation
Principle II. Action and Expression
Principle III. Engagement

Universal Design for Learning Feedback Survey
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