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UDL Presentation EDUC 6714 Application 4

May 26, 2015



  • 1. Universal Design for LearningAn Educators Guide Kristi Carlson Walden University EDUC 6714

2. What is UDL? an approach to teaching, learning and assessment(Howard, 2004, p. 26) flexible curricula that provide students with multipleways of accessing content, multiple means forexpressing what they learn, and multiple pathways forengaging their interest and motivation (Howard, 2004,p. 26-27) UDLgive all individuals equal opportunities to learn(CAST, Inc., 20072011) 3. Inspiration for UDL The idea of Universal Design connects to architecturaldesign and the idea that all buildings need to be accessibleto all people. (i.e. ramps, elevators, wider doorways) Universal Design for Learning is about providing alternativesso every child can learn. As teachers we must make sure weprovide flexibility in the curriculum and our teachingmethod/style. Reauthorization of IDEA in 1997 mandates that all studentsbe taught and make progress within the general educationcurriculum (Laureate, 2009) CAST Video Overview Choose Watch a Video Choose Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning 4. Universal Design for Learning.a shift in our thinking. More than our traditional adaptations and accommodations Every student must be provided with the opportunity to learn(Laureate, 2009) No longer just focused on the individual student, we are nowfocusing on the broader educational environment (Laureate,2009) Not simply fixing the student but fixing how we teach anduse our curriculum No longer a one-size fits all approach to teaching and learning Ask yourself--Is every student actually learning in myclassroom? 5. UDL in Actioneach student (needs) to have access to the curriculum in away that promotes the most learning for that individual(Howard, 2004, p. 27) Providing multiple levels of text on the same content Learning about frogsfind books on frogs in multiple reading levels Digital copies of text with the read back capabilities at different speeds Develop Learning Profiles and teach to these learning styles, preferences, intelligences Make Choices availablethis is more reflective of the real world 6. Universal DesignOutside the World of Education What implications does the idea of Universal Design have on us in the classroom? 7. Three Principles of UDL and Brain Research I: Multiple Means of Representation Recognition Network of the Brain II: Means of Action and Expression Strategic Network of the Brain III: Multiple Means of Engagement Affective Network of the Brain 8. Multiple Means of Representation presenting content and information in a variety of ways Source Recognition Network of the brain deals pattern recognition and the brainsability to process patterns (Laureate, 2009)Instructional Examples Visual/Auditory/Tactile/Kinesthetic Different Size Text/Color/Font Ability to amplify sound as needed Graphic Organizers w/pictures and text Examples Connect to other experiences 9. Multiple Means of Action and Expression Providing multiple ways for students to show what they know Source Strategic Network of the brain deals with the process, plans andactions for the plans (Laureate, 2009)Instructional Examples Providing choicewritten, verbal, project-based Different software toolsmouse, keyboard, joystick Scaffolding and Activating Background Knowledge Use of wait time 10. Multiple Means of Engagement Stimulate interest and motivation for learning Source Affective network of the brain deals with emotions and sorting outwhats important and whats not (Laureate, 2009) Instructional Examples Engaging learners Working alone, with partners, small groupproviding choice Material must be relevant and interesting Use goal-setting Providing Choice and Options Rubrics and Checklists 11. Technology and UDL powerful digital technologies applied using UDL principles enable easier and more effectivecustomization of curricula for learners. Advances in technologyhave made on-the-fly individualization of curricula possible in practical,cost-effective ways, and many of these technologies have built in supports, scaffolds, and challenges tohelp learners understand, navigate, and engage with the learning environment.Universal Design for Learning Guidelines CAST 2011 12. Technology and UDL If used correctly, technology can provide the flexibilitynecessary to make learning accessible to all students. Just as planning without technology much thought needs togo into planning with technology A good question to ask yourself: Does the technology allowstudents to do things different and do different things? If yes.then you are moving in the right direction of usingtechnology to help you meet the goals of UDL 13. Examples of Technology Podcasts Edmodo Wikis Moodle Blogs Wallwisher Text-to-Speech Programs Google Docs Microsoft Word Kerpoof changing text size, color, type Thinkmap Online Graphic Organizers Illuminations Glogster eReaders Online Visual Thesaurus CAST eTrekker 14. UDL at Black Diamond Elementary Incorporating the principles of UDL will provide ALL studentsthe opportunity to learn. Incorporating the principles of UDL will help us meet the needsof ALL of our diverse learners. Incorporating the principles of UDL will keep ALL studentsengaged and motivated in their learning. 15. CAST Online Tools and Resources Book BuilderCreate and edit books so students can be readingbooks about a particular content at their instructional level. UDL Lesson BuilderCreate and edit lessons which incorporateUDL principles. Search for other lessons already created byeducators. Strategy TutorPlanning on doing a research project with yourstudents? Strategy tutor will provide support when studentsresearch via the internet. Strategy Tutor helps students read,research, collect and understand information better and moreefficiently.,whatis 16. Additional Resources Center for Applied Special Technology CAST Lesson Builder National Center on Universal Design for Learning Technology Toolkit Wiki for UDL in the Classroom National Center for Learning Disabilities Search for UDL for related articles, commonly askedquestions, other online tools 17. ReferencesCAST, Inc. (20072011). UDL curriculum self-check: Learn about Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Retrieved from (2011). Universal Design for Learning Guidelines version 2.0. Wakefield, MA: Author.Howard, K. L. (2004). Universal design for learning: Meeting the needs of all students. Learning & Leading with Technology, 31(5), 2629.Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2009). Reaching anengaging all learners through technology. Baltimore, MD: Author.

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