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  • 1. By Josh TenenbaumEDTC 526
  • 2.  UDL or Universal Design for Learning is amethod for designing curriculum to meet thelearning styles of individual students.RepresentationUDLACTION &EXPRESSIONENGAGEMENTREPRESENTATION
  • 3.  Teachers may have students who areprimarily auditory learners, visuallearners, and/or tactile learners. UDL gives the teacher resources tomodify and or accommodate theirlesson planning for the needs of theirindividual students.
  • 4.  Recognition Network --”The “What ofLearning”: How we gather facts andcategorize Strategic Networks--”The How of Learning”:Planning and Performing Tasks Affective Networks—”The Why of Learning”:How learners get engaged and staymotivated
  • 5.  Customizing the display of information basedon learners individual needs Providing alternatives for auditoryinformation including multimedia resources Providing alternatives for visual informationincluding
  • 6.  Providing students with varied ways torespond in the classroom based on theirindividual learning styles Providing students with varied ways tointeract with content materials based ontheir individual learning styles Integrating assistive technology in theclassroom environment
  • 7.  Increase individual choices available forstudents in order to complete assignments Enhance relevance, value, and authenticityof classroom assignments for students byproviding Real Life classroom activities Provide a safe classroom environment byreducing threats and distractions that inhibitlearning
  • 8.  Assistive Technology is technology used byindividuals with disabilities in order toperform functions that might be difficultand/or impossible for them to do on theirown
  • 9.  Walkers and/or Wheelchairs for students whohave mobility challenges Electronic devices that provide text tospeech for students with visual disabilities Keyboards for students who have physicalchallenges writing their assignments Electronic devices that provide students whoare non-verbal with their own voice tocommunicate with others
  • 10.  Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) extendsfull civil rights to individuals with disabilities Assistive technology help implement theintent of the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA) of providing full civil rights toindividuals with disabilities by providingthem with a reasonable accomodation
  • 11.  Some of our students with disabilities mayrequire Assistive Technology in order toaccess the curriculum. IEP and 504 plans may incorporate AssistiveTechnology plans that must be implemented Assistive Technology may consist ofsomething as simple as large print books tocomplex technological devices includingoptical character recognition devices
  • 12.  Our school district uses Microsoft Productsand there are free Assistive Technology Toolsthat are available for usage within ourWindows 8 platform
  • 13.  Narrator is a screen reader that reads aloudtext on computer screen for students thatare visually impaired Magnifier is a tool that enlarges thecomputer screen and/or part of screen tomake text and images easier to see
  • 14.  Ease of Access center provides the user acentralized location where settings for audioand visual can be controlled Speech Recognition Devices allows users touse their voice to access the computer
  • 15.  Keyboard Shortcuts make it easier forstudents with disabilities to use computers Visual notifications provide users withimportant notifications instead of beingprovided by audio alone
  • 16.  Assisted Technology Resource providesinformation on the Americans withDisabilities Act and Assistive Technology Advocacy Resource provides information onUniversal Design for Learning and its relationto Common Core standards For More Information on UDL, see the CASTwebsite