Universal design for learning


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Universal design for learning

  1. 1. Universal Design for Learning<br />
  2. 2. Definition<br />A set of principles for curriculum development the give all individuals equal opportunities to learn (www.cast.org).<br />Universal design means designing instructional materials so individuals with differences in their abilities to see, hear, speak, move, write, understand English, attend, organize, engage, and remember can achieve their learning goals (ERIC-OSEP, 1999).<br />
  3. 3. Origin of Universal Design<br />Universal design originated in the field of architecture as designers create structures that make it easier for the disabled to gain access to building and other structures. Some common examples are curb cuts, ramps, and automatic doors.<br />
  4. 4. Assistive Technologies<br />Wheel chair/shopping cart<br />Ramp for wheel chair<br />
  5. 5. UDL in EducationUDL allows teachers to adapt the curriculum more easily to meet the wide range of students’ learning needs (ERIC-OSEP, 1999).<br />
  6. 6. Principles of UDL<br />
  7. 7. The Nature of the Brain and UDLThe UDL principles are based on the multifaceted nature of the brain (Cennamo et al, p. 117)<br />
  8. 8. Teaching Strategies That Support Recognition Networks (Video attached)<br />
  9. 9. Teaching Strategies that Support Strategic Networks<br />
  10. 10. Teaching Strategies that support Affective Networks<br />Provide students with a wide choice of media and Tools that will motivate and engage them as they strive to achieve particular goals, methods and assessments <br />
  11. 11. Role of Technology in UDL<br />All students have different ways they recognize, organize, and express information. They also have different ways they prefer to be engaged and ways in which their affective differences can emerge (Rose, 2009).<br />Technology offers teachers the best option for meeting most of the various needs of their students.<br />
  12. 12. Reference<br />Bray, M., Brown, A., & Green, T. (2004). Technology and the diverse learner: A guide to classroom practice. USA: Corwin Press, INC.<br /> <br />Cennamo, K., Ross, J., & Ertmer, P. (2009). Technology Integration for Meaningful Classroom Use. USA: Laureate Education, INC. <br /> ERIC-OSEP Special Project, Council for Exceptional Children. Research Conections in Special Education, Number 5, Fall 1999. Universal design, ensuring access to the general education curriculum. Retrieve May 26, 2011, from http://www.cec.sped.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Advanced_Search&template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=2628<br />Laureate Education, Inc. (Producer). (2009). Reaching and engaging all learners through technology. Baltimore: David H. Ross, EdD. <br />