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UDL Presentation: Sharing Ideas and Building Resources By Sabrina McDow
Central Role of TechnologyTechnology provides opportunities for diverse populations inthe classroom to learn the material with accommodations,self-pacing and flexibility. Interactive Large Print Headphones Software
Potential Impact of UDL on Student LearningUDL provides alternatives for learning.Teachers can treat each student fairly bymaking sure that everyone has access to thecurriculum by creating an environment whereall students have a fair chance of succeeding. Ithelps to reduce barriers in the curriculum.
Three primary principles guide UDL—and provide structure for the Guidelines:Click on one of the categories below for more information from theCAST website.• I. Provide Multiple Means of Representation – Perception – Language, expressions, and symbols – Comprehension• II. Provide Multiple Means of Action and Expression – Physical action – Expression and communication – Executive function• III. Provide Multiple Means of Engagement – Recruiting interest – Sustaining effort and persistence – Self-regulationCAST (2011). Universal Design for Learning Guidelines version 2.0. Wakefield, MA: Author.
Brain Research on Learning DifferencesBrain research has revealed that the brain works similar to the networks of acomputer. The neurons in the cortex of the brain are linked by approximately 10trillion connections. These connections help the brain to communicate alongpathways . Below are the three primary networks: Recognition Strategic Networks Networks Affective Networks The following link can provide you with additional information. http://old.cast.org/tesmm/example2_3/brain.htm
How does UDL support cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and academic diversity?Affective NetworksEngages all learnersRecognition NetworksOffers flexibility (choices)Strategic NetworksAssessments are appropriate for all learners
CAST Online Tools and ResourcesUDL Class Profile MakerThis tool can be used to create learning profiles for the students in your class.Learning profiles are beneficial for getting to know your students’ learningstrengths, weaknesses, and interests.UDL Curriculum Barriers FinderThis tool can be used to identify and analyze barriers that prohibit learners fromaccessing the curriculum materials and barriers in your teaching methods.UDL Image Collector ToolThis tool can be used to find educationally relevant images.
ResourcesCAST (2011). Universal Design for LearningGuidelines version 2.0. Wakefield, MA: Author.Center for Applied Special Technology. (2010).UDL guidelines—version 1.0.http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/udlguidelines