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Universal Design for Learning Intro

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Universal Design for Learning Intro Universal Design for Learning Intro Presentation Transcript

  • Diversity In Learning Foundations of Universal Design Learning – Universal Design Modified from Courtney DeRosa Walden University Instructor: Evelyn Thompson 6714I-3: Reaching and Engaging all Learners Through Technology July 10, 2010 & Gary Braman – East Stroudsburg University
  • Discussion - Grocery Stores:What accommodations are madefor differences?Who benefits from theaccommodations?
  • Origins of Universal Design • Originated in the field of architecture • Design buildings with built-in accessibility for everyone • Superior to retrofitting buildings • Accommodate diverse individual needs
  • Universal Design• Not one size fits all – but alternatives• Designed from the beginning, not added on later.• Increases access opportunities for everyone
  • Review Question• From what field does the concept of universal design come? Architecture
  • What is going on in the brain when learning?
  • Split the brain into 3 parts: Recognition Networks Strategic Networks Affective Networks
  • Brain ResearchStrategic Networks Recognition Networks Affective Networks Laureate, 2009
  • Recognition Networks• Note: quantity of the brain – Back Half of Brain – Sensory Pattern Recognition – Gather facts and recognize familiarity – Ex: rose smells orwhat a tree looks like.• http://udlonline.cast.org/p age/module1/l144/
  • Recognition Networks
  • Strategic• Planning, organizing, problem solving, critical thinking• Examples: knowing how to respond to questions on a test, taking notes• http://udlonline.cast. org/page/module1/l1 48/
  • Strategic
  • Review Questions• What network is used to recognize your friend’s face? Recognition Network• What network in the brain is used to think about the various perspectives of global warming? Strategic Network• What part of the network is used to know the term global warming? Recognition Network
  • Affective Networks• Motivation, feelings, priorities, interests• Think: High school, prom, first day of college• http://udlonline.cast. org/page/module1/l 152/
  • Review & Discussion Question• When you find out that you have to pay a parking ticket, what part of of brain is activated? Affective Network• When you hear that you have a test coming up, how does your brain work?
  • Which network do we focus on themost in school?Why could this be a problem?
  • Central Role Of Technology Assistive Technology • Tools to assist learner UDL • Barrier free learning environment Combination required for student successRetrieved from:http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/toolkits/presentations/AIR_Toolkit/HTML/11_UDL_and_AT/slide_11_01.htm
  • Technology Examplescalculators wheelchairsspell check Touch activated speech device
  • References Amen, D. (2005) Making a good brain great. New York: Harmony Books. Center for Applied Special Technologies, CAST, found at http://www.cast.org/ Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2009). Brain Research and Universal Design for Learning. Baltimore: Author. Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2009). Universal Design for Learning.Baltimore: Author. UDL supported with Assistive Technology http://homepage.mac.com/seilts/udl_at/index.html
  • Everyone’s Networks work differently: Humans recognize strategize feel (affective) in our own ways.