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Science Writer: A Universal Design       for Learning Approach to Support            Writing Science Reports              ...
CAST iscurrentlylocated inHarvard MillsSquare,Wakefield, MA.
MissionFounded in 1984, CAST is anot-for-profit organizationwhose mission is to expandeducational opportunitiesfor individ...
Universal Design for LearningThree Principles1. Multiple Means   of Representation2. Multiple Means   of Action and   Expr...
Rubrics to Support Content RevisionsIntroduction             Methods                                   Conclusion         ...
RESEARCH VERSION OF   SCIENCE WRITERAdditional features:  1. Progress monitoring  2. Practice  3. Teacher side
Student view of Progress Monitoring
Teachers and students can view Progress          Monitoring results
Teacher view of class Progress     Monitoring results
Science Writer ResearchSchools• Four in suburban Boston• Four in Lawrence, KSSubjects• Science Writer – 396• Word Processi...
Science Writer ResearchBackground Measures• Gates-MacGinitie• KeyboardingWriting Measures (content & mechanics)• Baseline ...
Science Writer ResearchUsage Measures• Student surveys• Electronic event log
Science Writer Research• Both groups improved in content (F=71.51,  p<.01)• Science Writer group showed greater  improveme...
Science Writer ResearchImprovement in writing associated with:• Paragraph headings and sentence starters• Use of animated ...
Science Writer: A Universal Design for Learning Approach to Support Writing Science Reports
Science Writer: A Universal Design for Learning Approach to Support Writing Science Reports
Science Writer: A Universal Design for Learning Approach to Support Writing Science Reports
Science Writer: A Universal Design for Learning Approach to Support Writing Science Reports
Science Writer: A Universal Design for Learning Approach to Support Writing Science Reports
Science Writer: A Universal Design for Learning Approach to Support Writing Science Reports
Science Writer: A Universal Design for Learning Approach to Support Writing Science Reports
Science Writer: A Universal Design for Learning Approach to Support Writing Science Reports
Science Writer: A Universal Design for Learning Approach to Support Writing Science Reports
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Science Writer: A Universal Design for Learning Approach to Support Writing Science Reports

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May 8-11, 2011: International Reading Association Annual Conference

Presenters: Tracey Hall and Elizabeth Murray, CAST

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Science Writer: A Universal Design for Learning Approach to Support Writing Science Reports

  1. 1. Science Writer: A Universal Design for Learning Approach to Support Writing Science Reports Elizabeth Murray & Tracey Hall International Reading AssociationLiteracy and Science: Exploring Connections That Promote Engaged Learning May 8, 2011
  2. 2. CAST iscurrentlylocated inHarvard MillsSquare,Wakefield, MA.
  3. 3. MissionFounded in 1984, CAST is anot-for-profit organizationwhose mission is to expandeducational opportunitiesfor individuals withdisabilities through thedevelopment andinnovative uses oftechnology.
  4. 4. Universal Design for LearningThree Principles1. Multiple Means of Representation2. Multiple Means of Action and Expression3. Multiple Means of Engagement http://sciencewriter.cast.org
  5. 5. Rubrics to Support Content RevisionsIntroduction Methods Conclusion Results
  6. 6. RESEARCH VERSION OF SCIENCE WRITERAdditional features: 1. Progress monitoring 2. Practice 3. Teacher side
  7. 7. Student view of Progress Monitoring
  8. 8. Teachers and students can view Progress Monitoring results
  9. 9. Teacher view of class Progress Monitoring results
  10. 10. Science Writer ResearchSchools• Four in suburban Boston• Four in Lawrence, KSSubjects• Science Writer – 396• Word Processing – 212
  11. 11. Science Writer ResearchBackground Measures• Gates-MacGinitie• KeyboardingWriting Measures (content & mechanics)• Baseline report (pretest)• Final report (posttest)• Progress monitoring
  12. 12. Science Writer ResearchUsage Measures• Student surveys• Electronic event log
  13. 13. Science Writer Research• Both groups improved in content (F=71.51, p<.01)• Science Writer group showed greater improvement than word processing group (t=2.37, p<.05)• 72% of students felt Science Writer helped them improve their writing
  14. 14. Science Writer ResearchImprovement in writing associated with:• Paragraph headings and sentence starters• Use of animated agents for hints and modeling

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