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  • 1. Universal Design for Learning
    Opportunity for Every Learner
  • 2. What Is Universal Design for Learning?
    Universal Design for learning was created to give students the best opportunity to be successful.  UDL seeks to do so by offering students the most flexibilty possible in the learning process (Laureate Education, 2010). This idea of creating a learning opportunity for all can be seen around us each day. Braille allows the visually impaired to access the same places as those with vision. Ramps allow those in wheelchairs to access the same buildings as those who walk up the stairs. Hearing assistance allows someone with a hearing impairment to enjoy a show at the theatre. Whatever the example, the goal is the same. That goal is to allow all people the same access and opportunity.
  • 3. It’s as easy as . . .
  • 4. Provide
    Means of
    • Text to speech software
    • 5. TPRS
    • 6. KWL charts
    • 7. Graphic organizers
    Source http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/udlguidelines
  • 8. Provide
    Means of
    Action and
    • Students interact with Smart Board
    • 9. Use various media
    • 10. Use manipulatives
    • 11. Digital Storytelling
    • 12. Wikis
    Source http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/udlguidelines
  • 13. Provide
    Means of
    • Students work at own pace
    • 14. Assessment options
    • 15. Culturally relative assignments
    • 16. Feedback
    • 17. Reflection
    Source http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/udlguidelines
  • 18. So, what about the technology?
  • 19. Technology allows the content to be
    presented, displayed, and used in a
    flexible manner
    that allows students to experience an
    individual education
    (Laureate Education, 2010).
  • 20. Research tells us that learning is distributed
    across 3 networks in the brain
    Source http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/ideas/tes/chapter2.cfm
    The recognition network is
    responsible for helping us make
    sense of what we take in
    through the five senses.
    (Rose & Meyer, 2002)
  • 22. Strategic
    The strategic network is
    responsible for helping us
    plan actions and make
    (Rose & Meyer, 2002)
  • 23. Affective
    The affective network is
    responsible for attaching
    Emotions to the patterns
    That the brain recognizes.
    (Rose & Meyer, 2002)
  • 24. The brain works in many different ways and this process is unique
    in each learner. Given that fact, educators must understand these
    learning networks in the brain and learn to identify areas in which
    students excel and areas in which they struggle (Rose & Meyer, 2002).
    UDL utilizes these concepts, along with the
    power and flexibility of technology to
    help teachers create a classroom
    in which students have access
    to a unique education that
    is appropriate for each
    learner’s individualized needs.
  • 25. The Center for Applied Special Technology
    (CAST) offers many online resources
    that provide assistance to educators seeking
    to implement UDL strategies in the classroom
  • 26. http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/tools/classprofile.cfm
    The class profile maker aids in creating a
    class profile of interests and strengths
    based upon the UDL framework
  • 27. http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/tools/curriculumbarriers.cfm
    The curriculum barriers
    finder helps teachers to
    identify areas in the curriculum which
    may be hinderingsome students from
    reaching their full learning potential
  • 28. http://lessonbuilder.cast.org/
    The lesson builder provides sample
    lessons based on UDL principles as well
    as the opportunity for teachers to
    create and save their own UDL-based
    lesson plans
  • 29. UDL @ Elida
    By using these CAST tools, Elida could improve by:
    Become more aware of learner differences by
    creating a class learning profile
    2. Identifying weaknesses in the curricula so that
    every student has a better learning opportunity
    3. Create UDL-based lessons that integrate technology
  • 30. Sources
    Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2010a). Program ten. Reaching and Engaging All
    Learners.   [Webcast]. Universal Design for Learning.  MD: Author.
    Rose, D. & Meyer, A. (2002) Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age.Baltimore: ASCD.
    Retrieved October 1, 2011, from http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent