UDL: Moving from Innovation to Implementation

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  • The 3 UDL Principles address the 3 brain networks used for learning:Recognition Networks – the what of learning = Multiple Means of RepresentationStrategic Networks – the how of learning = Multiple Means of Action & ExpressionAffective Networks – the why of learning = Multiple Means of Engagement
  • This video explains UDL and is available on the National Center on UDL.
  • Use the UDL Planning Process to develop a lesson plan for one of these educators.
  • These UDL guidelines guide UDL implementation and are available on the National Center on UDL website.
  • There are a multitude of digital tools and non-tech tools available to today’s classrooms.
  • Use the UDL Planning Process to develop a lesson plan for one of these educators.
  • 39 states with some type of UDL initiativeInitiatives are on a variety of topics including assessments, curriculum design, higher ed institutions, technology and assistive tech, professional development projects, race-to-the top apps, initiatives around special pops, state policy changes
  • UDL: Moving from Innovation to Implementation

    1. 1. Universal Design for Learning(UDL): Moving from Innovation to Implementation 2011 ATAP RI ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE Dr. Patti Ralabate, Dr. Joanne Karger, and Dr. Fran Smith CAST and Boston College Lynch School of Education
    2. 2. 3 Networks = 3 UDL Principles Principles
    3. 3. UDL EXPLAINED by Chris Bugajhttp://community.udlcenter.org/video/video/show?id=5458219%3AVideo%3A1029
    4. 4. Civil RightsTechnology Neuroscience Emergence of UDL
    5. 5. 1984 – 1987 – 1989 – DevelopsCAST founded Creates accessible Gateway 1st talking book- Technology-based digital bookssolutions for Sw/ LD (talk & work w/single switch) CAST INNOVATIONS Historical moments (1970’s & 80’s): 1988 – • Section 504 (1973) Equal Access program • P.L. 94-142 (1975) - Equalizing access to • Apple MAC is born curriculum through tech • Universal Design (1988) (architecture) • Tech Act (1988) • WWW is born
    6. 6. 1999 –1993 – National Center for 1996— Accessing the GeneralDevelops Bobby designed CurriculumWiggleWorks w/UDL for web accessibilityfeatures CAST INNOVATIONS Historical moments (1990s): 1998 – First UDL • ADA (1990) Principles • IDEA (1990, 1997) are developed • TV Decoder Circuitry Act (1990)1995 – • DAISY consortium (1996)Develops E-Reader • AT Act (1998) • Section 508 (1998)
    7. 7. 2001 –1st UDL Institute 2004 – 2006 – Thinking UDL Book Builder & Lesson Builder 2002 – Reader Teaching Every Student CAST INNOVATIONS Historical moments: 2003 – E-Reader 3.0 • NCLB (2001) w/ DAISY format • IDEA (2004) • National UDL Task Force (2006)
    8. 8. 2007 – 2009 – National UDL Online Modules & Summit Science Writer 2007 – AIM Consortium CAST INNOVATIONS2008— Historical moments:UDL Editions,Strategy • HEOA (2008)Tutor • National Ed Tech Plan (2010) • Common Core Standards (2010) 2008— National Center on UDL
    9. 9. 2011– and CAST Center for Emerging Technologybeyond… Center for Online LearningUDL FOCUS Composition BuilderUDL ConnectUDL Series New ‘TES’UDL Collections (Gates)UDL Studio Lesson BuilderProject Open UDL –IRN CAST INNOVATIONS Historical moments: Race to the Top/ARRA funds Assessment Consortia Postsecondary AIM Advisory Commission ESEA reauthorization?? IDEA reauthorization??
    10. 10. UDL for ALL Katherine Charles Frank Elementary  Secondary  Higher Ed Faculty Focus on  Focus on  Teaches pre- Literacy Science service instruction instruction educators Professional  Middle School  Leads learning Team Leader Practicum Placement community Team
    11. 11. UDL SeriesLearner Variability & UDL http://udlseries.udlcenter.org/
    12. 12. http://www.udlcenter.org/sites/udlcenter.org/files/updateguidelines2_0.pdf
    13. 13. What does it look like? Choices - OptionsDigital tools that motivate andengage the learner Flexible Classroom Approaches
    14. 14. What does it look like? Options for composition & problem-solving • Spellcheckers, grammar checks, word prediction software • Speech to text, audio recording • Sentence starters, sentence strips • Story webs, outlining tools, concept maps • Computer-Aided-Design (CAD)
    15. 15. The growth of UDL...
    16. 16. Unleashing the Power of Innovation for Assistive Technology” (2009), NCTI --5 Important Themes Convergence Customizability & universal design for learning (UDL) Research or evidence-based Portability to promote independence Interoperability
    17. 17. UDL for ALL Katherine Charles Frank Elementary  Secondary  Higher Ed Faculty Focus on  Focus on  Teaches pre- Literacy Science service instruction instruction educators Professional  Middle School  Leads learning Team Leader Practicum Placement community Team
    18. 18. Momentum in the States
    19. 19. UDL mentioned in –Rhode Island Special Education State Performance Plan Dropout Rate for Students in Special Education Rhode Island’s High School Diploma System RI Literacy Policy paper “Universal Design for Learning (UDL) will be the foundation for teaching, learning, assessment, and curriculum development.”
    20. 20. Take-awaysAT & UDL Intersections AT - significant role in  UDL implementation is historical emergence of more than access UDL  Tools now are commonplace & built into learning  AT is built in for everyone – benefits ALL
    21. 21. Take-awaysFuture UDL Innovation  How can you infuse UDL into your practice & across RI now & in the future?

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