Universal Design for learning<br />Presented by<br />Kristin Jurich<br />
What is UDL?<br /> “UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs” (CAST, 2011).<br />
UDL’s Inspiration<br />Universal design “refers to the movement within architecture and product development to create places or things that are accessible to as many people as possible, including those with disabilities” (Advocacy Institute, 2008-2010).<br />UDL provides educators with the opportunity to create lessons to reach all of our learners in multiple ways.<br />
The 3 Principles of UDL<br />Principle<br />Classroom Examples:<br />1. "Provide multiple and flexible methods of presentation to give students with diverse learning styles various ways of acquiring information and knowledge“(Advocacy Institute, 2008-2010).<br />2. "Provide multiple and flexible means of expression to provide diverse students with alternatives for demonstrating what they have learned“ (Advocacy Institute, 2008-2010).<br />3. "Provide multiple and flexible means of engagement to tap into diverse learners' interests, challenge them appropriately, and motivate them to learn“ (Advocacy Institute, 2008-2010). <br />Visual aids, short videos, podcasts, and WebQuests.<br />PowerPoint, written report, commercial, and concept map.<br />Video clip/Brainpop, interactive KWL chart, and WebQuest.<br />
Technology’s Role in UDL<br />Technology "enables easier and more effective customization of curricula for learners“ (Rose, 2011).<br />Information is targeted at each student’s level, which motivates them to learn.<br />Provides students with several different ways to demonstrate their understanding of new concepts.<br />Students are given the resources to help them feel more confident in completing a task that seems to be difficult. <br />Created with CAST’s UDL book builder<br />Bookbuilder.cast.org<br />
UDL Technological Examples<br />Virtual Fieldtrips: Provide opportunities for students to travel to places from the comfort of their own computer. A great resource to build background knowledge.<br />WebQuests: Allow students to take on different roles, learn more about a specific area, and solve a problem. <br />Podcasts: Provide students with the ability to listen to or create their own short auditory clip explaining a new concept.<br />
The Networks of The Brain<br />Recognition Network<br /><ul><li>Processes patterns which allows us to recognize different things such as the smell of coffee.
Providing multiple representations of each process allows the brain to recognize new concepts more easily.</li></ul>Affective Network<br /><ul><li>Processes emotions and evaluates patterns.
Providing multiple ways of engaging students ensures that more students will be focused and interested in learning the new concept.</li></ul>Strategic Network<br /><ul><li>Processes actions and plans like how to get from one place to another.
Providing alternative modes of representing understanding of new concepts allows students to express themselves.</li></li></ul><li>UDL, Technology, and The Networks of The Brain<br />Dr. David Rose (2011) explained that “the power of new technology is the capability to individualize instruction” (Rose, 2011).<br />- Technology provides educators with the opportunity to reach all three networks of the brain, target information toward each student, and turn threatening material into accomplishable challenges. <br />
UDL Supports ALL Differences in Instruction<br />Cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and academic diversities are supported throughout UDL. Students of any diversity are provided with an equal opportunity to learn the new content.<br />Each student’s brain functions differently. UDL recognizes this and expresses the necessity to; provide multiple representations of material, multiple ways to demonstrate understanding, and engage students in multiple ways.<br />
UDL’s Benefits For Our School<br />Provide educators with the opportunity to differentiate material for all students.<br />Obtain and maintain the attention of all students during instruction.<br />Allow students to take charge of their learning by given the ability to choose how to demonstrate their understanding.<br />
CAST’s UDL TOOLS AND RESOURCES<br />The next few slides provide tools and resources that will aid in our school’s implementation of UDL both in and outside of the classroom<br />
UDL Book Builder<br /><ul><li>http://bookbuilder.cast.org/
Teachers create or locate digital books appropriate for each student.
Students can create their own digital books and then classmates are able to read them.
A great resource for ELL’s and students who have phonic weaknesses.</li></li></ul><li>Teaching Every Student (TES)<br />http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/<br />Allows Educators to:<br />Learn more about UDL<br />View model lessons<br />Access tutorials <br />Locate curriculum resources<br />
Strategy Tour<br />http://cst.cast.org/cst/auth-login<br />Provides support to educators and students in researching information online.<br />This tool allows students to organize the information they are researching.<br />A great resource for students who have difficulty researching, keeping notes organized, and understanding new vocabulary.<br />Teachers are able to view teacher-created lessons and create their own strategy lessons.<br />
References<br />CAST, Inc. (1999-2011). Transforming Education Through Universal Design for Learning. Retrieved from http://www.cast.org/index.html<br />Rose, D. (2011). What is UDL. http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/ReadAbout/research/webinars_rose.htm<br />Rose, David. (2011). The Role of Technology in UDL. http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/ReadAbout/research/webinars_rose.htm<br />The Advocacy Institute. (2008-2010). National Universal Design For Learning Task Force. Retrieved from http://www.advocacyinstitute.org/UDL/index.shtml<br />
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