Strengthening Language Learning Through Web-Based UDI Principles

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Universal Design for Instruction (UDI) can guide educators in the design of inclusive instructional strategies that support our diverse student population while maintaining academic rigor. …

Universal Design for Instruction (UDI) can guide educators in the design of inclusive instructional strategies that support our diverse student population while maintaining academic rigor. Participants will apply UDI principles to evaluate free, easy-to-use web-based tools that support our diverse language learners both inside and outside the classroom. Participants will learn how the use of these tools can help our students become independent, life-long language learners.

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  • 1. STRENGTHENING LANGUAGE LEARNING Through Web-Based UDI Principles Barbara Lindsey, University of Connecticut NECTFL 2011 http://claimid.com/barbara-lindseyThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.worldatways.com.
  • 2. OVERVIEW• Learning challenges/Learning opportunities• UDI explained• Guiding frameworks• Tools that rule• Collaborative Brainstorming Their Uses•Q &A
  • 3. Photo Credit: 2010 Lincoln Co. Fair: Americana Cornucopia by Brent Moore
  • 4. DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION Think/Pair/Share
  • 5. UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR INSTRUCTION
  • 6. UDI FACT SHEET• Online: http://www.facultyware.uconn.edu/udi_factsheet.cfm• As downloadable PDF: http://www.facultyware.uconn.edu/files/UDI2_Fact_Sheet.pdf
  • 7. GUIDING FRAMEWORKS
  • 8. GUIDING FRAMEWORKSShaw, S., Scott, S., & McGuire, J. (2001). Teaching college students with learning disabilities. ERIC Digest #e618 .Arlington , VA : Council for Exceptional Children . Available at: http://www.ericec.org/digests/e618.html
  • 9. UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING
  • 10. UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING
  • 11. GUIDING FRAMEWORKShttp://actfl21stcenturyskillsmap.wikispaces.com/Communication Standards for Foreign Language LearningCollaboration Flexibility & Adaptability http://goo.gl/U8s5rCritical Thinking & Initiative & Self-DirectionProblem-Solving Social & Cross-CulturalCreativity & Innovation SkillsInformation Literacy Productivity &Media Literacy AccountabilityTechnology & Literacy Leadership & Responsibility Photo Credit: http://bit.ly/dk8l9m by Dan Meyer 
  • 12. TOOLS THAT RULE!
  • 13. COLLABORATIVE BRAINSTORMING Strengthening Language Learning Through Web-Based UDI PrinciplesTool! ! ! ! ! Framework(s) Suggested application______________________ ______________________ ____________________________________________ ______________________ ____________________________________________ ______________________ ____________________________________________ ______________________ ____________________________________________ ______________________ ____________________________________________ ______________________ ____________________________________________ ______________________ ____________________________________________ ______________________ ____________________________________________ ______________________ ____________________________________________ ______________________ ____________________________________________ ______________________ ______________________Barbara Lindsey NECTFL 2011 http://www.diigo.com/list/lindseybp/udi
  • 14. TO RECAP• Web-Based Universal Design for Instruction Principles are • proactive • inclusive • benefit a broad range of learners • complement standards and 21st century skills
  • 15. RESOURCEShttp://www.diigo.com/list/lindseybp/udi Thank you!