Meeting High School Standards in a Digital World The Promises of  Universal Design for Learning
Things are always changing… EDUCATION
Power of Web 2.0 <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6SefbFbixI&mode=related&search = </li></ul>
Today’s   classroom : <ul><li>All teachers must deliver instruction to diverse groups of students who come from a variety ...
Language our teenagers are using today… <ul><li>Beam  me the assignment </li></ul><ul><li>I have to take my   earbuds   ou...
What we know about student learning: <ul><li>Students need to be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize information, ideas, ...
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) <ul><li>Definition:  UDL is an educational approach to teaching, learning, and assessm...
UDL Definition – a closer look <ul><li>UDL is an educational  approach to teaching, learning , and assessment, drawing on ...
Multiple means of representation Content Multiple means of expression Product Multiple means of engagement Process
We know . . . <ul><li>Teachers want their students to succeed, but a one-size-fits-all approach to education simply does n...
UDL & Differentiated Instruction <ul><li>Differentiated instruction is well received as a classroom practice. It complimen...
UDL: Leveraging Resources <ul><li>Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Personnel </li></ul>
A UDL Curriculum <ul><li>Is designed, developed and flexible from the start. </li></ul><ul><li>Has built in supports. </li...
UDL Paradigm Shift:  how UDL changes the way we think about students and education <ul><li>Old Assumptions </li></ul><ul><...
Why is UDL important to teachers?
Practical First Steps <ul><li>Start small  </li></ul><ul><li>One unit </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with others </li></ul><ul>...
Your use of Technology in the Classroom <ul><li>Look at this from two perspectives: </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Presence </l...
You as a teacher <ul><li>Have a web presence (a home base) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples:  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li...
How do you decide? <ul><li>Breaking Down Classroom Walls </li></ul>http://e3t.org/page34/breakwalls.html
Learn a few new things . . .  <ul><li>Voice Thread </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://classic.voicethread.com/ </li></ul></ul><u...
Next, think about application. <ul><li>How can you use these tools for assessment of student learning? </li></ul><ul><li>T...
Teacher example <ul><li>http://swiftpens.mypodcast.com/index.html </li></ul>
Student Example <ul><li>http://visitmyclass.com/blogs/h2kkids/ </li></ul>
Imagine the Possibilities
Remember . . . <ul><li>“ Go Slow to Go Fast” </li></ul>
<ul><li>Birds flying high you know how I feel Sun in the sky you know how I feel Reeds driftin on by you know how I feel I...
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    1. 1. Meeting High School Standards in a Digital World The Promises of Universal Design for Learning
    2. 2. Things are always changing… EDUCATION
    3. 3. Power of Web 2.0 <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6SefbFbixI&mode=related&search = </li></ul>
    4. 4. Today’s classroom : <ul><li>All teachers must deliver instruction to diverse groups of students who come from a variety of cultures with varying languages, learning styles, abilities and disabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Educational demands are on the rise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shift from acquiring knowledge to integrating knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher curriculum standards for ALL students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Schools and classrooms are held to higher levels of accountability. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No Child Left Behind (NCLB) & Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E quity I n E very I nstructional O pportunity (EIEIO) </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Language our teenagers are using today… <ul><li>Beam me the assignment </li></ul><ul><li>I have to take my earbuds out of my iPod </li></ul><ul><li>We met on MySpace. He text me, so I Googled him. </li></ul><ul><li>I left my cookies all over the web. </li></ul><ul><li>Brittney Spears is the most searched for person… </li></ul><ul><li>and she’s not even lost! </li></ul>
    6. 6. What we know about student learning: <ul><li>Students need to be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize information, ideas, and concepts, </li></ul><ul><li>Apply strategies to process the information and </li></ul><ul><li>Be engaged in the process. </li></ul><ul><li>Vygotsky </li></ul>
    7. 7. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) <ul><li>Definition: UDL is an educational approach to teaching, learning, and assessment, drawing on new brain research and new media technologies to respond to individual learner differences. </li></ul>Center for Applied Special Technologies, CAST www.cast.org
    8. 8. UDL Definition – a closer look <ul><li>UDL is an educational approach to teaching, learning , and assessment, drawing on new brain research and new media technologies to respond to individual learner differences. </li></ul>method research 21 st century technology ALL students
    9. 9. Multiple means of representation Content Multiple means of expression Product Multiple means of engagement Process
    10. 10. We know . . . <ul><li>Teachers want their students to succeed, but a one-size-fits-all approach to education simply does not work. How can teachers respond to individual differences? </li></ul>
    11. 11. UDL & Differentiated Instruction <ul><li>Differentiated instruction is well received as a classroom practice. It compliments the three principles of UDL. </li></ul>Center for Applied Special Technologies, CAST www.cast.org
    12. 12. UDL: Leveraging Resources <ul><li>Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Personnel </li></ul>
    13. 13. A UDL Curriculum <ul><li>Is designed, developed and flexible from the start. </li></ul><ul><li>Has built in supports. </li></ul><ul><li>Is designed to maximize options for students and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Meets the needs of all learners. </li></ul><ul><li>Is under the auspices of general education. </li></ul>Center for Applied Special Technologies, CAST www.cast.org
    14. 14. UDL Paradigm Shift: how UDL changes the way we think about students and education <ul><li>Old Assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>Students who learn differently constitute a separate category. </li></ul><ul><li>New Assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>Students who learn differently fall along a continuum of learner differences. </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional adjustments need to be made for at risk students . </li></ul><ul><li>Learning is centered on a single text book. </li></ul><ul><li>The problem is with the student – remediate, remediate, remediate.. </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional adjustments need to be made for all learners. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning materials are varied, digital . </li></ul><ul><li>The solution is within the curriculum. A flexible curriculum adapts to the needs of all students . </li></ul>Center for Applied Special Technologies, CAST www.cast.org
    15. 15. Why is UDL important to teachers?
    16. 16. Practical First Steps <ul><li>Start small </li></ul><ul><li>One unit </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with others </li></ul><ul><li>Share </li></ul><ul><li>Cast Resources </li></ul>
    17. 17. Your use of Technology in the Classroom <ul><li>Look at this from two perspectives: </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Presence </li></ul><ul><li>Student Presence </li></ul>
    18. 18. You as a teacher <ul><li>Have a web presence (a home base) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>protopage, pageflake, blackboard etc. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    19. 19. How do you decide? <ul><li>Breaking Down Classroom Walls </li></ul>http://e3t.org/page34/breakwalls.html
    20. 20. Learn a few new things . . . <ul><li>Voice Thread </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://classic.voicethread.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: http:// mypodcast.com / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Polldaddy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.polldaddy.com/ </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Next, think about application. <ul><li>How can you use these tools for assessment of student learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Think – Pair - Share </li></ul>
    22. 22. Teacher example <ul><li>http://swiftpens.mypodcast.com/index.html </li></ul>
    23. 23. Student Example <ul><li>http://visitmyclass.com/blogs/h2kkids/ </li></ul>
    24. 24. Imagine the Possibilities
    25. 25. Remember . . . <ul><li>“ Go Slow to Go Fast” </li></ul>
    26. 26. <ul><li>Birds flying high you know how I feel Sun in the sky you know how I feel Reeds driftin on by you know how I feel Its a new dawn Its a new day Its a new life For me And Im feeling good Fish in the sea you know how I feel River running free you know how I feel Blossom in the tree you know how I feel Dragonfly out in the sun you know what I mean, dont you know Butterflies all havin fun you know what I mean Sleep in peace when day is done Thats what I mean And this old world is a new world And a bold world For me Stars when you shine you know how I feel Scent of the pine you know how I feel Oh freedom is mine And I know how I feel </li></ul><ul><li>- Nina Simone “Feeling Good” </li></ul>

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