Postdoctoral Fellows for Leadership in     Universal Design for LearningGrant sponsored by the US Office of Special Educat...
CEC 2011 Presenters…    2010 Post-doctoral UDL Leadership                 FellowsDr. Elizabeth M. Dalton   Dr. Elizabeth H...
Richard JacksonProject DirectorAssociate ProfessorBoston College/The Lynch School ofEducationLong-term Affiliation between...
What were wegetting ourselves into? First UDL Fellows
Betsy Dalton                               Assistant Professor                         Special Education Department       ...
What is UDL?   A conceptual framework for teaching and    learning   A paradigm shift    ◦ “Scientifically valid framewo...
UDL is based in 3 Neural Networks     linked to learning processes               Recognition                             S...
The 3 Principles of UDL   Multiple Means of Representation    ◦ To increase recognition   Multiple Means of Expression  ...
The Challenge Variability in classrooms Learning and expertise in the 21st century Standards of achievement
Purpose of the Fellowship      “The goal or purpose of the post-      doctoral program is to provide      knowledge and ex...
Path to Leadership Coursework Mentor relationships Immersion at CAST Program development Teaching Research initiativ...
Major project componentsI.     Leadership Colloquium on       Universal Design for LearningII.    Mentors for FellowsIII. ...
UDL Leadership Focus Areasas identified by the UDL Task Force Teacher Preparation and Professional  Development Liz & Bet...
Fellowship GoalsLiz HartmannHow does UDL connect to my areas of research Supporting Learners with Severe or  Complex Lear...
Supporting Learners withComplex Support Needs UDL is a framework for all learners How does it improve school for these  ...
Supporting Learners with ComplexSupport Needs  UDL the focus is on the whole child and   their value as a lifelong learne...
Teacher Education How do teachers understand  the UDL framework? How does this lead to a  reconceptualization of  disabi...
Fellowship plus+               Betsy DaltonAssessment                  Teacher Preparation and PD  “Technology Enhanced  ...
RI UDL OutcomesWorkgroup: Amy Grattan, Deborah Abruzzini, Jonathan Dyson, Julie Coiro, Maria Lawrence, Mark Gunning,Susan ...
Not AT vs IT, but…                                 AllTechnology     Supporting                              LearnersTechn...
Not Prescriptive Guidelines Implementation;UDL cannot thrive through mandated rules      Instead – Support UDL personaliza...
The resources are growing…CAST:    (a few of many resources) National Center on UDL UDL Focus AIM CenterISTE: SETSIG - ...
UDL moving forward…   Where does UDL need to go?    ◦ Models of best implementation practices    ◦ Documentation of valid...
UDL moving forward…   How will leadership in UDL make a    difference?    ◦ Change the conversation    ◦ Change teacher p...
UDL as education reformArticulate UDL Principles &UDL Curriculum (goals, methods, materials and assessments) in relation t...
Fellows Now and In the Future   Four cohorts of UDL Fellows   Two fellowships awarded per year   Cohorts 1 – 3 awarded...
Cohort 2:             Don Glass                and               Patti              RalabateCohort 3:  JoanneKarger and Fr...
The UDL Fellows Project is funded by:U.S. Office ofSpecial Education ProgramsPersonnel development to improveservices and ...
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Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Initial Outcomes of a Leadership Development Program

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April 25-28, 2011: CEC Convention

Session Leader: Elizabeth Dalton, Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, Rhode Island College

Presenter: Elizabeth Hartmann, Lasell College

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Initial Outcomes of a Leadership Development Program

  1. 1. Postdoctoral Fellows for Leadership in Universal Design for LearningGrant sponsored by the US Office of Special Education Programs (H325D090016) September 1, 2009 to August 30, 2013 Richard M. Jackson, Project Director Tracey Hall and Elizabeth Murray, CAST site coordinators Grace Zamora Durán, OSEP Project Officer
  2. 2. CEC 2011 Presenters… 2010 Post-doctoral UDL Leadership FellowsDr. Elizabeth M. Dalton Dr. Elizabeth HartmannRhode Island College Lasell Collegeedalton@ric.edu ehartmann@lasell.edu
  3. 3. Richard JacksonProject DirectorAssociate ProfessorBoston College/The Lynch School ofEducationLong-term Affiliation betweenBoston College & CAST, Inc. Boo Murray Senior Research Scientist Tracey Hall Senior Research Scientist CAST Project Coordinators
  4. 4. What were wegetting ourselves into? First UDL Fellows
  5. 5. Betsy Dalton Assistant Professor Special Education Department Coordinator of Universal Design for Learning & Assistive Technology Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities Rhode Island College Liz Hartmann Assistant ProfessorEducation Department Lasell College Newton, MA
  6. 6. What is UDL? A conceptual framework for teaching and learning A paradigm shift ◦ “Scientifically valid framework” (HEOA) Design for variation as the norm (not a retrofit model)
  7. 7. UDL is based in 3 Neural Networks linked to learning processes Recognition Strategic Affective(CAST, 1999)
  8. 8. The 3 Principles of UDL Multiple Means of Representation ◦ To increase recognition Multiple Means of Expression ◦ To expand strategic output Multiple Means of Engagement ◦ To enhance involvement in learning
  9. 9. The Challenge Variability in classrooms Learning and expertise in the 21st century Standards of achievement
  10. 10. Purpose of the Fellowship “The goal or purpose of the post- doctoral program is to provide knowledge and experiences to post-doctoral fellows that result in the competence to provide state and national leadership needed to address pressing policy and systems issues in the scaling up of UDL”.
  11. 11. Path to Leadership Coursework Mentor relationships Immersion at CAST Program development Teaching Research initiatives Personal direction in UDL Leadership
  12. 12. Major project componentsI. Leadership Colloquium on Universal Design for LearningII. Mentors for FellowsIII. National UDL CenterIV. UDL FacultyV. Policy involvementVI. Research opportunities
  13. 13. UDL Leadership Focus Areasas identified by the UDL Task Force Teacher Preparation and Professional Development Liz & Betsy Curriculum and Instructional Practices Liz Formative and Summative Assessment Systems Betsy Policy Development at National, State and Local Levels
  14. 14. Fellowship GoalsLiz HartmannHow does UDL connect to my areas of research Supporting Learners with Severe or Complex Learning Needs Teacher Education
  15. 15. Supporting Learners withComplex Support Needs UDL is a framework for all learners How does it improve school for these learners with complex support needs? How might the UDL framework be informed by these learners?
  16. 16. Supporting Learners with ComplexSupport Needs  UDL the focus is on the whole child and their value as a lifelong learner  Acknowledgment of the learner as being an expert  How is the learner being knowledgeable, strategic and purposeful?  How might curriculum improve their quality of life?  Engagement
  17. 17. Teacher Education How do teachers understand the UDL framework? How does this lead to a reconceptualization of disability and learning supports? Lasell College CAST – UDL Faculty
  18. 18. Fellowship plus+ Betsy DaltonAssessment Teacher Preparation and PD  “Technology Enhanced  Faculty Development @ Assessment” (BC) CAST – UDL Faculty  Leadership Colloquium &  CAST Assessment Team: Coursework - BC, RIC several projects  RI College faculty development – Summer  Survey to assess Educator UDL beliefs and current  SITE, ISTE, RI-IDA, IASE, practice KDP , RI Adult Learning  Articulation across UDL, IT,  IES SPED Research Grant: & AT Identify UDL teacher competencies  UDL & Diverse Cultures
  19. 19. RI UDL OutcomesWorkgroup: Amy Grattan, Deborah Abruzzini, Jonathan Dyson, Julie Coiro, Maria Lawrence, Mark Gunning,Susan Brand, Toni Favazza, Ann Roccio, Carol Gillen; Betsy Dalton, Coordinator Target/ Outputs Intermediate Final Outcomes Topic Outcomes Needs Assessment to Understanding: *HE faculty use methods 1. Higher Deans in HE & State Ed *Use of digital text/AIM beyond just lecturing Education leaders - online survey *Course design/delivery *HE faculty employ a variety RI UDL Leadership of resources & materials that Symposium *Assignments that involve convey knowledge and authentic tasks develop skills PD for HE on UDL *Matching instruction to *HE faculty use performance Follow-ups – online and content nature/rigor assessments (variety of face-to-face assessments) that *Diversified assessment demonstrate K & S of students Research projects linked to systems& methods UDL & changes in practice *Relevant research Ultimately, Future: HE UDL & AIM *Integration of teaching *RI (and other) IHEs Consortium pedagogy demonstrate greater student (RI HE & NE HE) retention and student success *Cultural competence *Technology to support diverse instruction
  20. 20. Not AT vs IT, but… AllTechnology Supporting LearnersTechnology Continuum in ASSISTIVE! All technology is UDL environments
  21. 21. Not Prescriptive Guidelines Implementation;UDL cannot thrive through mandated rules Instead – Support UDL personalizationTeachers need to OWN their UDL interpretation
  22. 22. The resources are growing…CAST: (a few of many resources) National Center on UDL UDL Focus AIM CenterISTE: SETSIG - 2011 UDL Playground & WIKISITE: New UDL SIG (conditionally approved)UDL-IRN: Implementation & Research
  23. 23. UDL moving forward… Where does UDL need to go? ◦ Models of best implementation practices ◦ Documentation of validity – research ◦ Documentation of impact – research ◦ Post-secondary integration ◦ Professional development & resources
  24. 24. UDL moving forward… How will leadership in UDL make a difference? ◦ Change the conversation ◦ Change teacher preparation ◦ Achieve educational parity across all groups
  25. 25. UDL as education reformArticulate UDL Principles &UDL Curriculum (goals, methods, materials and assessments) in relation to: RTI PBIS HS Reform Common Core Standards and others…
  26. 26. Fellows Now and In the Future Four cohorts of UDL Fellows Two fellowships awarded per year Cohorts 1 – 3 awarded Cohort 4 – to be awarded
  27. 27. Cohort 2: Don Glass and Patti RalabateCohort 3: JoanneKarger and Frances Smith
  28. 28. The UDL Fellows Project is funded by:U.S. Office ofSpecial Education ProgramsPersonnel development to improveservices and results for children withdisabilities Our Sincere Thanks…. Questions?

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