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“ Universal Design is an approach to the design of all products and environments to be usable by everyone, to the greatest extent possible, regardless of age, ability, or situation.” (Universal Design Education Online)
View an example of Universal Design at the Sensory Garden in Osaka’s Oizumi Ryokuchi Park.
How is Universal Design being used in the Garden?
What does this have to do with education?
Describe the different types of learners you have in your classroom.
What successes and difficulties have you had trying to teach these students?
Video- Diversity of Learners (CAST website)
Universal Design for Education Video- Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning 9 Principles of Universal Design for Learning Equitable use (same means of use for all students) Flexibility in use ( choice in methods in use) Simple and intuitive instruction Perceptible information (communicated effectively for students of all abilities) Tolerance for error Low physical effort Size and space for approach and use Community of learners is promoted Instructional climate (welcoming and inclusive)
How do students learn?
video- The Brain Research
1. Recognition Networks - the “what” of learning
2. Strategic Networks - the “how” of learning
3. Affective Networks - the “why” of learning
Your 3 Brain Networks
How does UD meet these needs?
3 Principles of UD for Learning
1. Multiple Means of Representation
2. Multiple Means of Expression
3. Multiple Means of Engagement
Video- Principles of Universal Design for Learning
“UDL in the Classroom” examples of each of the 3 principles
PowerPoint presentations with audio, video, notes, etc.
Teacher created blogs
Electronic text with text to speech (to read aloud)
Podcasts Graphic Organizers multimedia books
Guided notes skits models concept maps
Podcast series online discussions
Rubrics online quizzes/ activities
graphic organizer programs tiered assessments
Podcast series blog entries web sites
PowerPoint presentations portfolios
Can you think of any more possibilities?
UDL Lesson Plan
Please view the following model UDL lesson plan:
The Life Cycle of Butterflies
What did you find most interesting about the lesson?
How did you see the principles of UDL being used?
Let’s Get Started!
CAST UDL Lesson Builder
In groups of 4-5, create a sample lesson plan of your choice using the Lesson Builder.
How can you apply this to your classroom? Start thinking about how you can incorporate UDL into your lessons. At the next in-service (in one month), please bring a sample of a lesson you have created using UDL.
In addition to the sites we have used during the presentation, other helpful sites include:
http://www.cast.org/ - this is the main page for CAST with links to much information about UDL
* ”Visit PD Resources” contains many links for creating lesson plans.
http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/ - also through CAST, contains numerous resources to get started with UDL
* Model lessons
* tools & activities- includes goal setter, class profile maker, and
http://thinkfinity.org/home.aspx click on “lesson plan index” to find great lesson plans incorporating technology and UDL principles.
http://www.gatfl.org/ldguide/default.htm - assistive technologies play a big part in UDL; this is a site that gives numerous suggestions for using technology with students with learning disabilities
http://iteslj.org/Techniques/Strehorm-UID.html - examples of how to apply UD to ESL students
Evaluation of seminar
Please answer the following questions:
What 3 things were most helpful during this seminar?