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Udl

  1. 1. UDL Universal Design For Learning DEBORAH G. PRICE
  2. 2. An Introduction to Universal Design for Learning Supported with funding from The K-8 Access Center at AIR http://www.k8accesscenter.org/
  3. 3. http://www.cast.org CAST © 2003 Origins of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) 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.
  4. 4. Goals <ul><li>Understand the concepts of Universal Design for Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Apply the concepts of Universal Design for Learning to classroom practice </li></ul>
  5. 5. http://www.cast.org CAST © 2003 The Challenge Access, participation, and progress in the general education curriculum for all learners IDEA ‘97
  6. 6. Origins of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  7. 7. http://www.cast.org CAST © 2003 UD Origin and Definitions <ul><li>Drawbacks of Retrofitting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each retrofit solves only one local problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retrofitting can be costly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many retrofits are UGLY! </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. UD Origin and Definitions <ul><ul><li>“ Consider the needs of the broadest possible range of users from the beginning” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Architect, Ron Mace </li></ul>
  9. 9. Universal Design <ul><li>Not one size fits all – but alternatives. </li></ul><ul><li>Designed from the beginning, not added on later. </li></ul><ul><li>Increases access opportunities for everyone </li></ul>
  10. 10. http://www.cast.org CAST © 2003 UD Solutions
  11. 11. Origins of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) CAST believes that “barriers to learning are not, in fact, inherent in the capacities of learners, but instead arise in learners' interactions with inflexible educational goals, materials, methods, and assessments.” Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age , p. vi
  12. 12. UDL and the Learning Brain
  13. 13. UDL and the Learning Brain <ul><ul><li>Strategic networks: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ the how of learning” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>plan, execute, and monitor actions and skills </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. UDL and the Learning Brain One must recognize information, ideas, and concepts One must be able to apply strategies to process the information One must be engaged Vygotsky
  15. 15. All learners are unique and universal does not mean “ one size fits all” UDL and the Learning Brain
  16. 16. The End

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