BC Universal Design for Learning Project
School District #43 (Coquitlam)
Anita Strang
CASE Presentation
What we've been doing...

                               LATA Conference (Burnaby)
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Universal Design for Learning

Birchland's UDL Journey...                                                          CASE Co...
Change at Birchland...
The results so far...
The results so far...
The results so far...
http://lisaslingo.blogspot.com/2008/05/successful-inclusion-program.html
Why???
                            Support for teachers...
                                ~inservice
                    ...
Shift in Paradigm...

               from assistive to mainstream
                      from separate to included


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quot;The curriculum is disabledquot; (David Rose, LATA Conference, Oct. 2009)




                                   David...
Teachers get it...

                              Hazel Trembath Elementary
                 Porter Street Elementary   Al...
Inclusion                    Universal Design for Learning
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http://udl4all.ning.com/
Parents get it...




                                  Hazel Trembath Elementary
           Irvine Elementary

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Universal Design for Learning
Kids get it...                                             CASE Conference
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The time is right...


 Technology Integration
             The questions are no longer quot;why?quot; or quot;should we?q...
UDL         Belonging




                                     Community
Ownership




             Inclusion



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CASE Spring Conference April 2009
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CASE Spring Conference April 2009

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Today I spoke at the CASE (Council of Administrators of Special Education) conference. I was thrilled to have been asked to be a part of this conference and very much enjoyed sharing the exciting things that have been happening in Coquitlam. I based most of what I said on my "How UDL has changed my job" post and my "UDL Success" post. The most important messages I wanted people to take from my presentation were:

~Our appreciation to the vision of the Ministry of Education and SET BC for their role in bringing the UDL movement to BC. We are very excited to be a part of this shift in paradigm.

~That the timing of this project is perfectly timed with a change in the questions educators are asking about technology. In the past educators questioned "why" and "should we" use technology in education. Now educators are asking "what?" and "how?". Universal Design for Learning provides a framework within which teachers can make informed decisions about the use of technological tools to help students succeed at school

~The progress our students have made since we began the project and what we believe to be the reason for their success.

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CASE Spring Conference April 2009

  1. 1. BC Universal Design for Learning Project School District #43 (Coquitlam) Anita Strang CASE Presentation
  2. 2. What we've been doing... LATA Conference (Burnaby) October 2008 Inservice BC UDL project Online PD SET BC Pat Mirenda LATA Conference (Burnaby) October 2008 School Tours PITA Conference (Whistler) Twice Monthly May 2008 Smartboard Thinking UDL Presentations Forum OnLine Presence UDL / Smartboard Monthly Full-Day Inservice Smartboard Forums BC UDL Ning Coquitlam CEET (Community of Expertise in Education)
  3. 3. Universal Design for Learning Birchland's UDL Journey... CASE Conference April 17, 2009 Anita Strang Community Belonging Inclusion Ownership Universal Design for Learning Anita Strang UDL February 13, 2009 Multi-age grouping Project-Based Learning Cooperative Learning Multiple Means of Expression Self-Directed Learning Accessibility Explicit Learning Intentions Multiple Means of Engagement Assessment for learning Assessment as Learning Web Resources Assessment of Learning Smartboards Write Online Kurzweil Multiple Means of Representation
  4. 4. Change at Birchland...
  5. 5. The results so far...
  6. 6. The results so far...
  7. 7. The results so far...
  8. 8. http://lisaslingo.blogspot.com/2008/05/successful-inclusion-program.html
  9. 9. Why??? Support for teachers... ~inservice ~collaboration ~technology Support for kids... ~Short-term Pull-out groups with a purpose ~visual & background knowledge ~joint attention ~in class support ~accessibility the message we send... ~their teachers can teach them ~they can learn ~there are tools they can use ~different is not only acceptable but encouraged ~they are valued and supported ~they belong ...a shift in Paradigm
  10. 10. Shift in Paradigm... from assistive to mainstream from separate to included from child as problematic to curriculum as potentially problematic from fixing the child to fixing the curriculum from accepting differences to valuing and encouraging differences
  11. 11. quot;The curriculum is disabledquot; (David Rose, LATA Conference, Oct. 2009) David Rose LATA UDL-Themed conference October 2009 http://events.insinc.com/setbc/20081024/
  12. 12. Teachers get it... Hazel Trembath Elementary Porter Street Elementary Alderson Elementary Hillcrest Middle School James Park Elementary Irvine Elementary Miller Park Elementary Coquitlam Parkland Elementary Harbourview Elementary Kilmer Elementary Lord Baden-Powell Elementary Pinetree Way Elementary Heritage Mountain Elementary Nestor Elementary Hampton Park Elementary Castle Park Elementary Mountain Meadows Elementary BC USA Abbotsford Virginia, USA Lord Tweedsmuir Assistive Technology Coordinator New Westminster Special Education Supervisor
  13. 13. Inclusion Universal Design for Learning CASE Conference April 17, 2009 Anita Strang Learner Diversity Learning Disabilities Developmental Coordination Disorder Engagement Learning Styles Universal Design for Learning Anita Strang February 13, 2009 Motivation etc... etc... Engagement etc... technology makes differentiation accessible
  14. 14. http://udl4all.ning.com/
  15. 15. Parents get it... Hazel Trembath Elementary Irvine Elementary James Park Elementary Coquitlam Kilmer Elementary Miller Park Elementary Castle Park Elementary
  16. 16. Universal Design for Learning Kids get it... CASE Conference April 17, 2009 Anita Strang strategies independence culture of acceptance Write OnLine Kurzweil Universal Design for Learning Anita Strang February 13, 2009 Toolbelt theory control - drawing by Martha Perske
  17. 17. The time is right... Technology Integration The questions are no longer quot;why?quot; or quot;should we?quot;... Universal Design for Learning ...the questions are quot;what?quot; and quot;how?quot; It is now a question of style and purpose accessibility - leveling the playing field tools increased visual engagement
  18. 18. UDL Belonging Community Ownership Inclusion ...a shift in paradigm

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