What is UDL? Tool in Use http://www.osepideasthatwork.org/UDL/intro.asp http://delicious.com/pstackhouse UDL is a framework for designing educational environments that help all students gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning.
Tool in Use http://udleditions.cast.org/ Visual aids Drawing from brain research and using new media, the UDL framework guides educators to provide three kinds of flexibility:
To represent information in multiple formats and media;
To provide multiple pathways for students' strategies and expression;
To provide multiple ways to engage students' interest and motivation
The goal of UDL is to enable all individuals to gain knowledge, skills and enthusiasm for learning.
WHY UDL? Tool in Use http://www.thethinkingstick.com/you-mean-the-teacher-still-matters Use visual aids to make important text obvious “On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.” “The analysis for the Department of Education found that, on average, students doing some or all of the course online would rank in the 59th percentile in tested performance, compared with the average classroom student scoring in the 50th percentile.” NEW YORK TIMES POST
Tool in Use http://www.collegeathome.com/blog/2008/06/10/100-helpful-web-tools-for-every-kind-of-learner/ Offer alternative sources of information
Tool in Use Google Images http://www.thejc.com/files/imagecache/body_landscape/School.jpg Make learning relevent This will never work with my students.
Tool in Use http://images.clipartof.com/small/15865-Happy-Little-Spider-Hanging-Down-From-A-Web-In-Front-Of-A-Broken-Computer-Screen-Clipart-Illustration.jpg Use emotional ques My school has old computers.
Take A Break Tool in Use http://www.pandora.com/?tc=l-005399-0151-1149#/stations/show/all Plan for real world time constraints
Tool in Use Using UDL to assist in differentiated instruction. ELL Learning disabilities Pull-out, Push-in Reading skills vary 2, 3 – even 5 different grade levels Various learning styles Microsoft PowerPoint Vary text format UDL Strategy
Tool in Use Assess your resources Working Computers Room Size Ear phones Microphones Internet Access Installed Software Assess your students’ needs Teacher Observation IEP NJASK In-class Assessments DIA Reading Plus Microsoft PowerPoint< http://www3.eboard.com/eboard/servlet/BoardServlet?ACTION=NOTE_SHOW&ACTION_ON=NOTE&OBJECT_ID=4190634&SITE_NAME=Destination&BOARD_NAME=mrsstackhouse&SESSION_ID=3h61qbfe2z19ta7885&TAB_ID=455771 UDL Strategy
Tool in Use Be Realistic About Time Restraints Time of day Attention Span Class Schedule Time of Year Curriculum Scope and Sequence Be aware of your teaching style Chances are, your teaching style matches your learning style Sound Recorder PowerPoint “Record Sound” UDL Strategy
Tool in Use There are many ways to access your students’ needs. The DIA (district interim assessment) is only one method. Observations you have made while interacting with you students is valid and effective. Paper and pencil UDL Strategy