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  • 20 Minute Overview

    1. 1. Universal Design for Learning Center for Mathematics, Science and Computer Education, Rutgers University
    2. 2. Origins of Universal Design
    3. 3. Universal Design Origin and Definitions <ul><li>Drawbacks of Retrofitting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each retrofit solves only one local problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retrofitting can be costly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many retrofits are UGLY! </li></ul></ul>
    4. 5. Universal Design Origin and Definitions <ul><ul><li>“ Consider the needs of the broadest possible range of users from the beginning” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Architect, Ron Mace </li></ul>
    5. 6. Universal Design <ul><li>Not one size fits all </li></ul><ul><li>Designed from the beginning </li></ul><ul><li>Increases access opportunities for EVERYONE </li></ul>
    6. 7. Origins of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) CAST believes that “ barriers to learning are not, in fact, inherent in the capacities of learners, but instead arise in learners' interactions with inflexible educational goals, materials, methods, and assessments.” Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age , p. vi
    7. 8. Origins of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
    8. 9. Breaking the Barriers
    9. 17. Collect and Collaborate
    10. 20. Assessment
    11. 21. Media constraints <ul><li>Consider the type of skill or knowledge being measured and the medium in which it is being assessed </li></ul>
    12. 22. Lack of integration with curriculum <ul><li>Most traditional assessments are detached from instruction and practice </li></ul><ul><li>We need to examine the interaction between student and curriculum over time </li></ul>
    13. 23. http://udlatrutgers.edublogs.org
    14. 24. Questions? To view this presentation online visit http:// www.slideshare.net/lisa.thumann

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