Universal Design for Learning

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Universal Design for Learning

  1. 1. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) <ul><li>In the 21st Century </li></ul>By Annet Pazmino
  2. 2. What is UDL? <ul><li>They are principles that provide all students equal opportunities to learn. When teachers use UDL principles in the education, it makes curriculum and instruction accessible and engaging for all learners. </li></ul><ul><li>It is based on research in the learning sciences, cognitive neuroscience and development of flexible learning environments. </li></ul><ul><li>Students acquired knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning.Teacher accommodates individual learning differences. </li></ul><ul><li>UDL gives students access to information and learning for all students. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>They are principles that provide all students equal opportunities to learn. When teachers use UDL principles in the education, it makes curriculum and instruction accessible and engaging for all learners. It is based on research in the learning sciences, cognitive neuroscience and development of flexible learning environments. </li></ul>Examples in the Physical Environment
  4. 4. UDL Examples of Instructional Methods for Each Principle <ul><li>Principal 1: Providing multiple means of representation </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Using graphic organizers </li></ul><ul><li>Changing color and size of text </li></ul><ul><li>Voice software (like Google voice) </li></ul><ul><li>Power point and podcasts </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Principal 2: Providing multiple means of action </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Touch screens </li></ul><ul><li>Use of manipulates for activities </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar and spell checkers (like grammarly) </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative keyboards </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs, online forums, wikis </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Principal 3: Providing multiples means of engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Online collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing cooperative learning groups </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive web quests </li></ul><ul><li>Allowing students design tasks and setting academic goals </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Using technology allows flexibility and diverse customize options. Learner ’ s can assess instructions in an easy way. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Videos and story telling </li></ul><ul><li>Voice recognition software </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic books (iTunes or Kindle) </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar and spelling checkers </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing text </li></ul>Central Role of Technology in UDL and Examples
  8. 9. Potential Impact of UDL on Student Learning at my School <ul><li>- Student will be engaged in learning </li></ul><ul><li>- Students will feel more confortable in the class environment. </li></ul><ul><li>- Student will have access to technology. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>UDL and the Brain Research </li></ul><ul><li>Brain research has shown that learning takes place in three interconnected networks: </li></ul><ul><li>The recognition, strategic and affective network. </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>UDL and Brain Research Mirror each other. </li></ul><ul><li>The brain networks affect how students learn base on cultural, ethnic, linguistic and academic background. </li></ul><ul><li>Brain networks have different approaches for teaching information, teaching skills, teaching strategies and teaching students are engaging in learning. </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>UDL principals in the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>- It allows access to all students. </li></ul><ul><li>- Technology tools can increase access and engage learners. </li></ul><ul><li>- UDL offers information and tools for students learning. </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>UDL and Diverse Learners </li></ul><ul><li>All students are different. </li></ul><ul><li>They all have a different cultural, ethnic, linguistic and academic background. </li></ul><ul><li>All students ’ differences impact how students store information in there brain. </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher needs UDL to know student ’ s strengths and weakness to built leaning. </li></ul>
  13. 14. CAST Online Tools and Resources <ul><li>UDL RESOURCES: This site provides resources for teachers such as information and video tutorials on special education and assistive technology. http://www.udlresources.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>CAST UDL LESSON BUILDER: This site offers educators with models and tools to create and adapt lessons. http://lessonbuilder.cast.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>UDL TOOLKIT: This tool has many examples of UDL lessons </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/toolkits/tk_procedures.cfm?tk_id=61 </li></ul>

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