Udl For All

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Udl For All

  1. 1. UDL for All Daniel Crockett EDET 735
  2. 2. What is Universal Design? The term universal design does not imply one means for all. However, it does express the need for multiple approaches to meet the needs of all students. These approaches include a plan for generating flexible goals, methods, materials, and assessments that accommodate learner differences. › CAST 2007
  3. 3. Where Did Universal Design Come From? <ul><li>Universal Design for Learning is an extension of an architectural movement called universal design . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who Are We Trying to Target? <ul><li>Learning disabilities such as dyslexia </li></ul><ul><li>English language barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional or behavioral problems </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of interest or engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Sensory and physical disabilities </li></ul>
  5. 5. Steps to Achieve Universal Design Inside the Classroom <ul><li>Process involves five major steps including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Selecting a benchmark </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine the goals main focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine core and variable components </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify scaffolds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restate goals if necessary </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. eReaders <ul><li>eReaders provide a scaffold to slow and struggling readers. Text can be pasted from documents or the web and pasted into a text reader. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Disabled Student <ul><li>It is often difficult for disabled students to type words on a normal keyboard or even take notes. Alternative keyboards allow students a better opportunity to succed. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tips for Designing an Accessible Website <ul><li>The title must be descriptive and unique for each page. </li></ul><ul><li>Text must be formatted and have structure by including headings etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Images must contain alternate text descriptions. </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperlinks must make sense when read out of context. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Class Learning Profiles <ul><li>It is advantageous for teachers to develop a learning profile for each of their classes. This will assist in effectively differentiating instruction for all students. </li></ul><ul><li>The following link will assist teachers in creating a class profile. </li></ul><ul><li>Class Learning Profile Template </li></ul>
  10. 10. What do the Experts Say <ul><li>“ General curriculum must be strengthened. It must be strengthened by making it fully accessible to all students, and by including within it the research-based practices that will achieve results for students who have disabilities. Such a curriculum is universally designed.” -David Rose </li></ul><ul><li>CAST Chief Ed. Officer </li></ul>

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