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Universal design for learning

  1. 1. Universal Design for LearningUniversal Design for Learning (UDL)(UDL) Jonathan GarrettJonathan Garrett Walden UniversityWalden University Professor Evelyn ThompsonProfessor Evelyn Thompson Reaching and Engaging All Learners Through TechnologyReaching and Engaging All Learners Through Technology EDUC-6714I-3EDUC-6714I-3 November 28, 2010November 28, 2010
  2. 2. What is UDLWhat is UDL UDL is designing a curriculum that givesUDL is designing a curriculum that gives everyone an equal opportunity to learn. (everyone an equal opportunity to learn. ( http://www.cast.org/research/udl/index.htmlhttp://www.cast.org/research/udl/index.html)) UDL has its roots in architecture when buildingsUDL has its roots in architecture when buildings were being designed to accommodate thewere being designed to accommodate the greatest number of people.(greatest number of people.( http://www.cast.org/research/udl/index.htmlhttp://www.cast.org/research/udl/index.html))
  3. 3. Example of UDL in the PhysicalExample of UDL in the Physical EnvironmentEnvironment Closed Captioned TV Wheelchair Ramp Braille Sign Image: tacomarubberstamp.com Image: tipdeck.com Image: illustrator.blog-alloon.com
  4. 4. The Three Principles of UDLThe Three Principles of UDL Multiple means of representationMultiple means of representation Multiple means of action and expressionMultiple means of action and expression Multiple means of engagementMultiple means of engagement Image: htravisunc.wordpress.com
  5. 5. Multiple Means of RepresentationMultiple Means of Representation Students have the opportunity to gainStudents have the opportunity to gain information through different forms ofinformation through different forms of representation.representation. Image: 21techtools-njaet.wikispaces.com
  6. 6. Examples of RepresentationExamples of Representation Audio lessonsAudio lessons Video lessonsVideo lessons Multimedia presentationsMultimedia presentations Computer softwareComputer software Photo presentationsPhoto presentations
  7. 7. Multiple Means of Action andMultiple Means of Action and ExpressionExpression Students have to opportunity to presentStudents have to opportunity to present their knowledge of material using varioustheir knowledge of material using various methods.methods. Image: www1.pgcps.org
  8. 8. Examples of Action and ExpressionExamples of Action and Expression Student presentations using multimediaStudent presentations using multimedia softwaresoftware SimulationsSimulations Graphic organizersGraphic organizers
  9. 9. Multiple Means of EngagementMultiple Means of Engagement Students have the opportunity toStudents have the opportunity to participate in activities that engage themparticipate in activities that engage them and are interesting to them.and are interesting to them. Image: www1.pgcps.org
  10. 10. Examples of EngagementExamples of Engagement Guest SpeakersGuest Speakers SimulationsSimulations Relation of material to pop cultureRelation of material to pop culture Making the material relevant to theMaking the material relevant to the students’ livesstudents’ lives
  11. 11. Technology in UDLTechnology in UDL Technology allows us to implement UDLTechnology allows us to implement UDL using a wide variety of sources.using a wide variety of sources. Technology tools help to support theTechnology tools help to support the individualization necessary to engage allindividualization necessary to engage all different types of learners (different types of learners ( http://www.cast.org/research/udl/index.htmlhttp://www.cast.org/research/udl/index.html ))
  12. 12. Impact of UDL at our SchoolImpact of UDL at our School Will help us reach our diverse studentsWill help us reach our diverse students populationpopulation Makes our lesson more relevant to ourMakes our lesson more relevant to our studentsstudents Gives students more options to learn andGives students more options to learn and display their knowledge of materialdisplay their knowledge of material
  13. 13. Brain Research on UDLBrain Research on UDL The brain is broken up into three differentThe brain is broken up into three different networksnetworks – Recognition NetworksRecognition Networks – Strategic NetworksStrategic Networks – Affective NetworksAffective Networks Image: topnews.in
  14. 14. Recognition NetworksRecognition Networks This network identifies information orThis network identifies information or recognizes it and can use it later (Rose,recognizes it and can use it later (Rose, D., & Meyer, A., 2002).D., & Meyer, A., 2002). Image: neurons.wordpress.com
  15. 15. Strategic NetworkStrategic Network This network plans, executes, andThis network plans, executes, and monitors what is important (Rose, D., &monitors what is important (Rose, D., & Meyer, A., 2002).Meyer, A., 2002). Image: wix.com
  16. 16. Affective NetworksAffective Networks This network evaluates and set prioritiesThis network evaluates and set priorities of the learning process (Rose, D., &of the learning process (Rose, D., & Meyer, A., 2002).Meyer, A., 2002). Image: neurons.wordpress.com
  17. 17. How UDL Supports DiversityHow UDL Supports Diversity UDL is designed so that all learning stylesUDL is designed so that all learning styles can be reachedcan be reached Technology is an important tool that allowsTechnology is an important tool that allows access to the different networks of theaccess to the different networks of the brain and will help us reach all studentsbrain and will help us reach all students
  18. 18. CAST ResourcesCAST Resources UDL Book BuilderUDL Book Builder UDL Curriculum Self CheckUDL Curriculum Self Check Teaching Every StudentTeaching Every Student
  19. 19. UDL Book BuilderUDL Book Builder This resource helps teachers create digitalThis resource helps teachers create digital books to support reading instructionbooks to support reading instruction literacy learningliteracy learning This tool will help our school since weThis tool will help our school since we have many students who read belowhave many students who read below grade level.grade level.
  20. 20. UDL Curriculum Self CheckUDL Curriculum Self Check This resource helps teachers add flexibilityThis resource helps teachers add flexibility into their lessons so they can reach andinto their lessons so they can reach and engage all studentsengage all students This resources will help our schoolThis resources will help our school because it will give us a guideline to checkbecause it will give us a guideline to check our lessons to make sure they areour lessons to make sure they are meeting the UDL standardsmeeting the UDL standards
  21. 21. Teaching Every StudentTeaching Every Student This resource explains the UDL and howThis resource explains the UDL and how to implement it in the classroom. It hasto implement it in the classroom. It has examples of lessons to help supportexamples of lessons to help support teachersteachers This resource will help our school becauseThis resource will help our school because it will give our teachers examples andit will give our teachers examples and tools to implement the UDL to make suretools to implement the UDL to make sure we reach all of our studentswe reach all of our students
  22. 22. ResourcesResources Center for Applied Special TechnologyCenter for Applied Special Technology (CAST),(2010) Universial Design for(CAST),(2010) Universial Design for Learning.Learning. Rose, D., & Meyer, A. (2002). TeachingRose, D., & Meyer, A. (2002). Teaching every student in the digital age: Universalevery student in the digital age: Universal design for learning. Retrieved fromdesign for learning. Retrieved from http://http:// www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/ideas/teswww.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/ideas/tes //

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