Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Practice



         Dianne LaFortune                 Leanne Butcher
         MEd  ...
Behaviourist   Constructivist
Models         Models
of Education   of Education
What is constructivism?
                       The term refers to the idea that learners construct knowledge for
         ...
How can technology help in the development of a classroom
based on the concepts of Constructivism?
Past and Future

· meeting at smart board workshop (Leanne and Dianne)

· application for grant (Research Officer and Supe...
From Presentation to Active Learning

                                 Technology
can
be
an
extension
of
our
own

        ...
Making
Education
Accessible
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Elements
of
Success
for
using

        Technology
in
Education



Tools
&
Resources   Presentation   Participation
Tools


        Technology Used in UDL Project:

        · Projector
        · Teacher Laptop
        · SMARTBoard
       ...
SMART
 Board
The communication which
        Democracy is a mode of                      insures participation in a
      associate liv...
Class
Profile
Participation
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher
demonstrates. The great teacher...
Curriculum
                                                                                        Some Considerations for...
Resources

                                   Ministry Licensed Software (OSAPAC.org)
                                  · ...
Lessons in
Notebook
Science in the Computer Lab
Laptops in the Classroom
                                             · wrote stories and other texts
                    ...
Presentations
by Students
Using Notebook
CPS Clickers
· read text to all students

     · everyone answers - timing?

         · recognition vs recall less demandi...
Access to Technology - Challenges & Tips



                                         Equipment
      


Access
           ...
Content
          Process
                    Product

Accessibility
Multiple
                        Means of
                        Representation

               Multiple
               M...
Assistive Technology in the Classroom
           and Computer Lab
· SEA equipment (1 student) - FM System
· 10 (?) of 30 s...
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              coming!
          Please become part of our process
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  1. 1. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Practice Dianne LaFortune Leanne Butcher MEd Academic Applications Specialist TLLP Participant Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board
  2. 2. Behaviourist Constructivist Models Models of Education of Education
  3. 3. What is constructivism? The term refers to the idea that learners construct knowledge for themselves — each learner individually (and socially) constructs meaning— as he or she learns. According to Audrey Gray, the characteristics of a constructivist classroom are as follows: · the learners are actively involved · the environment is democratic · the activities are interactive and student- centered · the teacher facilitates a process of learning in which students are encouraged to be responsible and autonomous “Constructivism does not claim to have made earth-shaking inventions in the area of education; it merely claims to provide a solid conceptual basis for some of the things that, until now, inspired teachers had to do without theoretical foundation.” – von Glasersfeld
  4. 4. How can technology help in the development of a classroom based on the concepts of Constructivism?
  5. 5. Past and Future · meeting at smart board workshop (Leanne and Dianne) · application for grant (Research Officer and Superintendent) · smart board in my room ... web-quests in lab · approval of grant ($11 075) · two teachers using IT increased interest in IT at the school · technology inventory - software and hardware · laptops (Manager of Information Technology Services) · working a group (Principle, Research Officer, Curriculum Co-ordinator, Special Education SAT, Leanne and Dianne) · ALP to ITC · literature review - ishare site - wiki · increase use of AT with IT, digital portfolios, students using digital cameras and videos to document their learning, students work with Research Officer · development of resources (class web site using share point), teachers and teacher candidates invited to classroom to observe and provide feedback, presentations
  6. 6. From Presentation to Active Learning Technology
can
be
an
extension
of
our
own
 abilities,
intelligence
and
environment. • Causes
us
to
think
deeply
and
ask
questions
 (Google
receives
several
hundred
million
 queries
each
day.) • Engages
us
with
visual
and
audio
 • Allows
all
of
us
to
express
our
ideas
–
from
 word
processing
with
the
use
of
coaching
tools
 to
creative
arts • Promotes
and
Facilitates
social
interaction
–
 web2.0
wikis,
blogs,
podcasts,
video
uploading
 and
comments
(YouTube
has
reached
20
hours
 of
video
uploaded
every
minute.
That's
33
 minutes
of
content
every
second
or
28,800
 hours
per
day.) "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn." Alvin Toffler
  7. 7. Making Education Accessible prezi.exe http://prezi.com/131843/edit/#1
  8. 8. 3
Elements
of
Success
for
using
 Technology
in
Education 
Tools
&
Resources Presentation Participation
  9. 9. Tools Technology Used in UDL Project: · Projector · Teacher Laptop · SMARTBoard · Lab computers · Sound Amplification System · Speakers · Student Laptops · Head Sets/Cd's (listening centre) · Digital Camera · Video Camera · Web Cam
  10. 10. SMART Board
  11. 11. The communication which Democracy is a mode of insures participation in a associate living, of conjoint common understanding is one communicated experience. which secures similar emotional Dewey 1938 and intellectual dispositions… Dewey 1916 Democracy A truly democratic community In directing the activities of the young, requires a kind of knowledge society determines its’ own future in and insight which does not yet determining that of the young. Since the exist. young at a given time will at some later date Dewey 1927 compose the society of that period… Dewey 1916
  12. 12. Class Profile
  13. 13. Participation “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” William A. Ward Teacher Skill Development · Using Shared Folders · Lesson development with NoteBook 10 · SMARTBoard tools · Web 2.0 tools (Delicious, Wikispaces, Sharepoint) · Ministry Licensed Software (MovieMaker, · Appleworks, Ultrakey) · Trouble shooting abilities Student Skill Development · Searching topics using google · using bookmarks · typing in URL's · Downloading images · Using the shared folders · Linking internet sites into their own Notebook presentations · Keyboarding skills "Tell me, and I'll forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I'll understand" Chinese Proverb
  14. 14. Curriculum Some Considerations for assessment/research based Program Planning · Achievement Charts · activate prior knowledge, · PM Benchmarks scaffold instruction, differentiate · EQAO · TLCP/TLLP Standards Based · EQAO · Grade 10 Literacy overall Assessment expectations rubrics Media Literacy specific expectations class profile: that are open Education for All Science and Technology Curriculum Documents big ideas Literacy is about more that reading or writing - it is about how we communicate in society. It is about social practices and relationships, about knowledge, language and culture. Those who use literacy take it for granted - but those who cannot use it are excluded from much communication in today's world. Indeed, it is the excluded who can best appreciate the notion of "literacy as freedom". UNESCO, taken from the introduction of Grades 1-8 Language Document
  15. 15. Resources Ministry Licensed Software (OSAPAC.org) · Write Outloud · Co Writer · Clicker 5 · Dragon Naturally Speaking · Gizmos Free Software & Plugins Online Sites · Audacity · SMART Kiddies · Notebook 10 · Smarttech · Download Helper · Prezi · WikiSpaces Purchased Software/Resources Support Staff · StudentLinks · Technicians · Premiere AT · Special Assignment Teachers · CPS clickers · Application Specialists · Kurzweil · Research Officer
  16. 16. Lessons in Notebook
  17. 17. Science in the Computer Lab
  18. 18. Laptops in the Classroom · wrote stories and other texts · Indian and Northern Affairs text into Premier Assistive Technology (AH) · assign students to a particular computer for a tiered assignment · assign a student to charge computers/ · searches for information for oral lock-up presentations in religion · provide a "trouble" sheet to record · used Notebook to create an interactive problems oral presentation for cross curricular · safety issues (Internet, user names and literacy-science assignment expanding passwords) on RAND · know where all the electrical outlets · access to computers as any other tool in class
  19. 19. Presentations by Students Using Notebook
  20. 20. CPS Clickers · read text to all students · everyone answers - timing? · recognition vs recall less demanding on memory · quickly cover material - assessment tool? · low level questions - potential for higher level questions at higher grade levels · time needed to input questions and responses is offset by virtually no time required for marking
  21. 21. Access to Technology - Challenges & Tips Equipment 


Access
 · Computers or · Lab
time peripherals not working · Student
login · Not enough computers 


dif-iculties · No money for equipment · Blocked
sites loaded 

(Proxy
Servers) Communication! Resources · Software not loaded · Unable to load software mid year · Plug ins not loaded
  22. 22. Content Process Product Accessibility
  23. 23. Multiple Means of Representation Multiple Means of U niversal Engagement Multiple Means of D Expression esign L earning
  24. 24. Assistive Technology in the Classroom and Computer Lab · SEA equipment (1 student) - FM System · 10 (?) of 30 students on IEPs · 1 alternative, 4 modified (Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies), 5 accommodated IEPs Using IT as AT is a goal in my classroom. Premier Assistive Technology, Co-writer, Clicker 5, Write-out Loud, SMART Ideas and Dragon Naturally Speaking are on the laptops in the classroom. We are looking at adding Kurzweil to our computer lab. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kra_z9vMnHo&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fvodpod% 2Ecom%2Fwatch%2F1408982%2Dno%2Dfuture%2Dleft%2Dbehind%3Fmp%3D1% 26pod%3Dpaulhami&feature=player_embedded#t=339
  25. 25. Thank you for coming! Please become part of our process http://makingeducationaccessible.wikispaces.com

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