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Using UDL to Support every Student’s Learning INDIVIDUALIZING INSTRUCTIONS UDL Vortex.notebook
Key Ideas : Different approaches for teaching Individualizing the ways students work towards the goal through variety of tools and media Build flexibility directly into the curriculum, using embedded, flexible supports.
Each learner brings unique strengths, challenges, and interests to learning tasks, and that the idea of a homogeneous group of "typical" learners is really a myth.
The one-size-fits-all approach found in traditional, print-based teaching methods and materials contains hidden barriers for many learners. The best way to spot them is to evaluate the materials and methods you use in the context of your students' strengths, needs, and interests.
Designing Instruction to Support Recognition Learning Recognition Learning is the gathering of facts. How we categorize what we see, hear, and read. Identifying letters, words and or author’s style are recognition tasks. The “what” of learning
Present more examples As well as present counter-examples. Method 1: Provide Multiple Examples
Teachers highlight critical features when they speak-using pitch, volume, pauses, intonation pointing, gesturing and facial expressions. In text , such as italics, bold-faced, font size and color could draw learners attention. Digit media and tools offer teachers a wider variety of ways to highlight such as animation, color highlighting and graphic elements. Overlay text and images into video Method 2: Highlight CriticalFeatures
learners' recognition networks have varying abilities to process visual, aural, olfactory, or tactile patterns, a single means of presentation doesn't work for all students teaching in multiple modalities (a technique sometimes called transmediation) not only increases access for students with difficulties but also improves learning generally among all students (Siegil, 1995). Method 3: Provide multiple media and format
Teacher helps students tie their background knowledge to new patterns and help fill the gaps by providing related information. This is top-down recognition process Digital materials provide an ideal vehicle for supporting background knowledge. Method 4 : Support Background Knowledge