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  • 1. Making Your Curriculum Accessible: Success for All Students Nancy Markosky Kindy Segovia KC4A4 Make-It Take-It 4 th -6 th Grade
  • 2. Things are always changing… EDUCATION
  • 3. Change
  • 4. Changes in the World Economy
    • We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist . . .
    • Using technologies that haven’t been invented . . .
    • In order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.
        • David Warlick in “The New Literacy”
  • 6. Today’s classroom :
    • Teachers must deliver instruction to diverse groups of students who come from a variety of cultures with varying languages, learning styles, abilities and disabilities.
    • These students are included in the General Education classroom.
    • Educational demands are on the rise
      • Shift from acquiring knowledge to integrating knowledge
      • Higher curriculum standards
      • All students are held to the same standards
  • 7. Kids Master Media Multi-Tasking
    • Kids spend:
    • -nearly 4 hours watching TV, videos, DVD’s or pre-recorded shows
    • -1 ¾ hours listening to music (MP3’s, CD’s or radio)
    • -1 hour on computer
    • -50 minutes playing video games
    • -43 minutes reading (other than school work)
    • 61% talk on the phone, Instant Message, surf the web, watch TV, or listen to music while doing homework
  • 8. Accountability and Assessment
    • No Child Left Behind (NCLB) state assessment participation rate.
    • Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) disaggregate subgroups, 1% participation cap.
    • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004)
      • Match state benchmark and standards
      • Access for every student
    • Response to Intervention (RtI)
    • E quity I n E very I nstructional O pportunity (EIEIO)
  • 9. The Achievement Gap Dave Edyburn
  • 10. Success for at-risk learners begins
      • with good curriculum,
      • flexible materials,
      • engaging assignments and
      • built in universal access features
  • 11. What we know about student learning:
    • Students need to be able to:
    • Recognize information, ideas, and concepts,
    • Apply effective strategies to process the information and
    • Be engaged in the process.
    • Vygotsky
  • 12. 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
  • 13. When the task is too difficult for learner When the task is too easy for learner ZONE OF PROXIMAL DEVELOPMENT
  • 14. Right amount of support High engagement Challenge is appropriate
  • 15. How we’ve been doing business…
  • 16. Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
    • Definition: UDL is an educational approach to teaching, learning, and assessment, drawing on new brain research and new media technologies to respond to individual learner differences.
    Center for Applied Special Technologies, CAST
  • 17. UDL and the Learning Brain David Rose, CAST
  • 18. Origins of Universal Design
  • 19. Universal Design: Origin and Definition
      • “ Consider the needs of the broadest possible range of users from the beginning”
    • Architect, Ron Mace
  • 20. Universal Design Solutions
    • Icons as well as text labels
    • Buses that kneel
    • Ramps
    • Curb Cuts
    • Electric Doors
    • Captions on Television
    • Lever door handles vs knobs
  • 21. Universal Design Evolution: Retrofitting to Integrated Design
  • 22. A UDL Curriculum
    • Is designed, developed and flexible from the start.
    • Has built in supports.
    • Is designed to maximize options for students and teachers
    • Meets the needs of all learners.
    • Is under the auspices of general education.
    Center for Applied Special Technologies, CAST
  • 23. A UDL Curriculum…
  • 24. Learner Adjustable Scaffolds
  • 25. Universal Design for Learning: 8 th Grade History Studying for the End of the Unit Exam Mr. Langhorst’s Virtual Classroom
  • 26. Studycast and Graphic Organizer– 8 th grade American HistoryConstitutional Powers
  • 27. Universal Design for Learning Materials in the classroom
    • Video streaming ( )
    • Electronic text books ( www. accessiblebookcollection .org )
    • Digital photos ( )
    • Talking Books (MP3, Start-to-Finish, Thinking Reader)
    • Concept maps
    • NASA Explores ( http:// / )
    • Blogging ( )
    • Clay animation ( )
    • Pod Casting ( http:// )
    • Digital Storytelling ( )
    • Project Based Learning (Regions)
    • ASK
  • 28. Resources
    • Resources mentioned in this presentation:
  • 29. How do you use the Internet?
  • 30. Informational Software
  • 31. How do your students (children) use the Internet?
  • 32.
        • Social Software
  • 33. UDL and the Learning Brain One must recognize information, ideas, and concepts One must be able to apply strategies to process the information One must be engaged Vygotsky
  • 34.
    • All learners are unique and
    • universal does not mean
    • “ one size fits all”
    UDL and the Learning Brain
  • 35. Stone Fox: book example Flip books? Talk to Rose Bright Ideas page: email to Joan How to arrange digital files – computer lab Decide websites – computer lab Martin Luther king Agenda for the day – arrange like a school day Terri Portice’s powerpoint Video of students talking about learning styles Brain research info for pet scan pictures A4 notebooks by grade level-Ask Joan and Mary Curriculum Adaptations booklets – ask Joan and Mary Jump drives for everyone
  • 36. Things to go on jump drive: --websites --Stone fox book – text and mp3 Things to give Nancy: --A4 notebooks --website document – email --student video – email link