Meeting Rigerous Standards Macul2007

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Meeting Rigerous Standards Macul2007

  1. 1. Meeting School Standards in a Digital World The Promises of Universal Design for Learning
  2. 2. Our UDL Team Susan Hardin Mike Klein Assistive Technology Science Consultant Consultant Carrie Wozniak Dr. Maureen Staskowski Secondary ELA Speech-Language Consultant Consultant Phil Jankowski http://www.e3t.org Vice Principal Fitzgerald HS 2
  3. 3. Anticipation Guide 3
  4. 4. Classroom 4
  5. 5. Diversity 5
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  7. 7. Rigor 7
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  9. 9. World Economy 9
  10. 10. Rapid Changes in the NEW Economy 10
  11. 11. A Whole New Mind Daniel Pink 11
  12. 12. Changing Technology 12
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  14. 14. Rapid Changes in Technology 14
  15. 15. Rapid Changes in Technology 15
  16. 16. Student Learning 16
  17. 17. What we know about student learning: Students need to be able to:  Recognize information, ideas, and concepts,  Apply strategies to process the information and  Be engaged in the process. Vygotsky, 1978 17
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  20. 20. Brain research Recent research in neuroscience confirms that…  each brain processes information differently. The way we learn is as individual as DNA or fingerprints. Center for Applied Special Technologies, CAST 20 www.cast.org
  21. 21. When the task is too difficult for learner ZONE OF PROXIMAL DEVELOPMENT When the task is too easy for learner 21
  22. 22. High engagement Right amount of support Challenge is appropriate 22
  23. 23. How we’ve been doing business… 23
  24. 24. Today’s learning technology 24
  25. 25. The Results 25
  26. 26. Statistics Freshman failure rate: 30% of all freshman  fail one or more classes High School Drop out rate…it depends  www.michigan.gov/documents/Grad-DropOut01-02_5293 – – http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.com/shr2005/compone Example: 450/freshman class – 128 of them would not graduate 26
  27. 27. Universal Design: Designed to meet everyone's needs. 27
  28. 28. UDL Definition – a closer look method UDL is an educational approach to teaching, learning, and assessment, drawing on new research brain research and new media technologies to respond to individual learner 21st century differences. technology ALL students 28
  29. 29. Universal Design for Learning Recognition Effective Network Network Strategic Network Multiple Multiple means means of of Multiple Engagement Representatio means of n Process Expression Content The “why” of Product learning The “what” of The “how” of learning learning
  30. 30. Representation 30
  31. 31. Expression 31
  32. 32. Engagement 32
  33. 33. World History Problem Solution Not viewed as relevant or Representation  connected to students  Small World Video lives  SlideShare Difficulty identifying big  Google Earth/Maps  ideas Strategic/Expression Its big ideas are   Mindmeister overwhelming Engagement Vocabulary is new/difficult   Simulation 33  Collaboration
  34. 34. Brainstorm Other ways to use Google Maps, Mindmeister 34
  35. 35. Science – the Periodic Table Problem Solution Lesson is boring Representation  Not much interaction  Elements song  Students don’t understand  Sticky note atoms  the relationship between  Study Guide elements Strategic/Expression Difficulty studying the   Diigo with web site content  Choice of assessment Engagement 35  Element song part 2
  36. 36. Brainstorm Other ways to use Diigo 36
  37. 37. Language Arts- Reading Reflection Problem Solution Students have difficulty Representation  understanding main ideas  Vocabulary Podcasts Reflections are short, not  Strategic/Expression well thought out, private  Blog Don’t see need to reflect   Voice Thread Reports are difficult for   Podcast some students, not very Engagement motivating  Choice 37  Collaboration
  38. 38. September 25, 2007 November 6, 2007 38
  39. 39. September 25, 2007 November 6, 2007 39
  40. 40. September 25, 2007 40
  41. 41. November 6, 2007 41
  42. 42. Brainstorm Other ways to use podcasts, blogs, voicethread 42
  43. 43. Algebra – Solving Equations Problem Solution Students can’t remember Representation  steps to the problem  Sketchcast Students can’t remember  TeacherTube 2  how to do it once they get Strategic/Expression home  Ta-da List The topic is boring, not   Blog Scribe 2 relevant  Discovering Expert Voices Not sure if they really  Engagement understand it 43  Choice
  44. 44. Brainstorm Other ways to use Sketchcast, Ta-da list, TeacherTube 44
  45. 45. Center for Applied Special Technologies, CAST www.cast.org UDL Paradigm Shift: how UDL changes the way we think about students and education Old Assumptions New Assumptions Students who learn differently   Students who learn fall along a continuum of differently constitute a learner differences. separate category. •  Instructional adjustments Instructional adjustments need to be made for at risk need to be made for all students. learners. • • Learning is centered on a Learning materials are single text book. varied, digital. • • The solution is within the The problem is with the curriculum. A flexible student – remediate, curriculum adapts to the remediate, remediate.. needs of all students. 45
  46. 46. A UDL Curriculum… 46
  47. 47. Universal Design for Learning…. Is an alternative to  the one-size-fits-all approach to education. 47
  48. 48. Universal Design for Learning Provides teachers with  the tools and strategies they need to remove curriculum barriers and increase learning opportunities for every learner. 48
  49. 49. Universal Design for Learning Helps teams efficiently  and effectively differentiate instruction with technology, so that ALL students can successfully complete the rigorous school curriculum. 49
  50. 50. Practical First Steps Start small  One unit  Connect with others  Share  Cast Resources  50
  51. 51. Thank you. 51

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