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  • 1. UDLUniversal Design for Learning
    By
    Jennifer Hicks- MacDonald
  • 2. How it all began… Someone finally realized there was a problem!
    UDL is meant to teach to teach to a wide variety of diverse learners.
    The concept of UDL was inspired by the universal design movement in product development and architecture, which calls for the design of structures that anticipate the needs of individuals with disabilities and accommodate these needs from the outset(retrieved from:  http://www.osepideasthatwork.org/udl/intro.asp)
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  • 3. Examples of UDL in the Physical Environment
    Wheelchair ramp
    Alternatives to stairs
    Handle bars in bathrooms
    Automatic Doors
  • 4. 3 Principles of UDL
    3 Brain networks
    Recognition
    Provides multiple and flexible methods of representation which allows students many ways of acquiring knowledge. It is the “how” we teach part of the brain.
    Strategy
    Provides multiple and flexible means of expression to provide students alternative ways of demonstrating what they learned. It is “HOW” students respond to our teaching.
    Affect
    Provides multiple and flexible means of engagement to tap into the students interests, gives a challenge and motivates to learn. It is “HOW” well students interests are integrated in the presentation and they work with the content.
    Everyone's brain works differently!
  • 5. Instructional Examples of Using Recognition:
    Colored overlays to highlight text
    Digital Books…
    Interactive whiteboards…
    Using the computer/websites….
  • 6. Instructional Examples of Strategy:
    On-line concept maps such as Kidspiration or Webspiration
    Text-to speech software
    Think -alouds
    Cooperative learning groups
    Oral tests
  • 7. Insrtructional Examples of Affect
    Are my students engaged?
    Interactive Software
    Visual Graphics
    Working with Peers
    Songs
    Games
  • 8. UDL is for: You, Me, and Everyone In-between
    • Teachers should be flexible
    • 9. Design lessons for all learners regardless of ability/disability
    • 10. Use a variety of tools such as: technology, internet, assistive technology
    • 11. Relevant appropriate content
    Regular Education and Special Education work hand in hand
    … It’s for the benefit of ALL learners!
  • 12. Great Resources
    http://bookbuilder.cast.org/
    Wow! What a great way for student to create and publish a book! This site allows students and teachers to create digital books that will read what was written.
    http://lessonbuilder.cast.org/
    This site is for teachers. There are lessons created to help increase participation and engagement. This site will also help you create lessons.
    http://cst.cast.org/
    Strategy Tutor is a web-based tool designed to support students and teachers doing reading and research on the internet. Strategy Tutor helps students read, research, collect and understand information better and more efficiently. For teachers, Strategy Tutor provides a way to easily create web-based lessons embedded with research-based, highly effective learning strategy and vocabulary supports.
  • 13. It’s Time For UDL and Your School
    If you want to increase engagement and excitement in learning…Look to UDL!
    Reaches all learner, disabilities or not
    Uses a variety of tools such as….
    TECHNOLOGY
    Peer groups
    Digital books
    For more information check out:
    www.cast.org

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