The Inspiration for UDL The inspiration for UDL came from Architects that changed design to help buildings function for all people, disabled or not.
Inspiration for Educators Universal Design for Learning allows educators to find alternative ways to differentiate instruction. What UDL does for students and teachers: Builds flexibility into the curriculum Endorses 21st Century Skills. Promotes all students to learn. Allows the material to change and not the students.
3 Principles of UDL Principle 1: To support recognition learning, provide multiple, flexible methods of presentation. Principle 2: To support strategic learning, provide multiple, flexible methods of expression and apprenticeship. Principle 3: To support affective learning, provide multiple, flexible options for engagement.
Principles of UDL Examples of multiple representations: Verbal description of a chart Tactile graphic representation E-text version read by a computer
Role of Technology The role of technology in UDL has allowed teachers to adapt to the student. Using traditional methods do not provide other ways to look at the problems. Technology offers flexible ways to display the information.
UDL Impact on Students Using Universal Design for Learning allows for students in the classroom to learn new ways of general educational curriculum through the use of technology.
Brain Research and UDL Networks of the Brain Recognition Network Pattern Processing Strategic Network Processes actions and plans Affective Network Processes emotions; evaluates patterns
Brain Research and UDL Students use these 3 networks in different ways and every student is different in processing information. Universal Design for Learning allows to identify the strengths and weaknesses in students.
References Center for Applied Special Technology. (2009). Learning Tools. http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/ideas/tes/chapter4_3.cfm Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2009). Reaching and engaging all learners through technology. Baltimore: Author.