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Udl & tech sl

  1. 1. Combining Technology and Universal Design for Learning to Reach All Learners JessieMarie Flanagan - SL
  2. 2. Universal Design <ul><li>An architectural movement in 1977 that focused on pre-planning any structural improvements so that they would be accessible to people with disabilities (wheelchairs) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Universal Design for Learning <ul><li>&quot;Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a research-based framework for designing curricula—that has, educational goals, methods, materials, and assessments—that enable all individuals to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cast.org </li></ul>
  4. 4. Brain Networks <ul><li>The recognition network is how the brain gathers facts and identifies the “what” of learning </li></ul><ul><li>The s trategic network is the planning network of the brain and is significant in identifying the “how” of learning </li></ul><ul><li>The third network is the affective network, which is the network of engagement and motivation and is a key identifier in the “why” of learning.   </li></ul>
  5. 6. UDL - Components <ul><li>A flexible presentation of the general curriculum that can meet the needs of all students(CEC 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Built in tools that promote access to the general curriculum for all students </li></ul>
  6. 7. UDL Crossroads <ul><li>Differentiate Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Community Based Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Study Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Redundancy in Teaching (say it, </li></ul><ul><li>show it ,model it, different </li></ul><ul><li>forms of media </li></ul>
  7. 8. Universal Design for Learning vs. Assistive Technology Assistive Technology UDL AT Assistive Technology focuses on providing access for one particular student or group with a disability. Universal Design for Learning focuses on providing access to the general curriculum for all students regardless of abilities.
  8. 9. Principles of UDL <ul><li>Multiple/Flexible Means of Representation </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple/Flexible Means of Expression </li></ul><ul><li>Options for Engagement </li></ul>General Curriculum
  9. 10. Multiple/Flexible Means of Representation <ul><li>Highlight critical features </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple examples and non-examples </li></ul><ul><li>Activate background knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Organizers (online or handout) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Text and Media </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia representations </li></ul>
  10. 11. Multiple/Flexible Means of Expression <ul><li>Creative authoring software </li></ul><ul><li>Paper and pencil </li></ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic support (word processing etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Images and Art </li></ul>
  11. 12. Options for Engagement <ul><li>Choice of content and tools </li></ul><ul><li>Adjustable levels of challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Choice of Learning context (small group, environment, whole group, discussion...) </li></ul><ul><li>E-Text, Scanned materials, printed, audio </li></ul>
  12. 13. Built into the OS - Universal Access <ul><li>Universal Access </li></ul><ul><li>Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Mouse and Keyboard </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>http://www.trugertechtalk.wikispaces.com </li></ul>Resources for Implementing UDL Accessibar Extension for FF Click Speak for FF
  14. 15. Truger Tech Talk Wiki
  15. 16. Center of Applied Special Technology
  16. 17. Simple Article Explaining UDL
  17. 18. Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age: Multimedia Book
  18. 19. UDL Tech Toolkit Wiki
  19. 20. Don Johnston’s Series of Articles on UDL
  20. 21. UDL4All Wiki
  21. 22. All images from flickr.com under the Creative Commons Licensing Any Questions? [email_address]