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    1. 1. The Promises of Universal Design for Learning Meeting School Standards in a Digital World Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    2. 2. Our UDL Team Susan Hardin Assistive Technology Consultant Dr. Maureen Staskowski Speech-Language Consultant Carrie Wozniak Secondary ELA Consultant Mike Klein Science Consultant Phil Jankowski Vice Principal Fitzgerald HS Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    3. 3. Classroom Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    4. 4. Diversity Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    5. 5. Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    6. 6. Rigor Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    7. 7. Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    8. 8. World Economy Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    9. 9. Rapid Changes in the NEW Economy Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    10. 10. A Whole New Mind Daniel Pink Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    11. 11. Changing Technology Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    12. 12. Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    13. 13. 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>Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    14. 14. Student Learning Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    15. 15. 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, 1978 </li></ul>Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    16. 16. Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    17. 17. How we’ve been doing business… Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    18. 18. The Results Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    19. 19. Statistics <ul><li>Freshman failure rate: 30% of all freshman fail one or more classes </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan 2005 Graduation Rate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>71.5 % According to the National Center for Education Statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: 450/freshman class – 128 of them would not graduate </li></ul></ul>Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    20. 20. Universal Design: Designed to meet everyone's needs. Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    21. 21. Brain research <ul><li>Recent research in neuroscience confirms that… </li></ul>each brain processes information differently . The way we learn is as individual as DNA or fingerprints. Center for Applied Special Technologies, CAST Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    22. 22. Multiple means of Engagement Process The “why” of learning Multiple means of Expression Product The “how” of learning Multiple means of Representation Content The “what” of learning Macomb ISD E3T 2008 Center for Applied Special Technologies, CAST Universal Design for Learning Recognition Network Strategic Network Affective Network
    23. 23. 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>CAST, 2002 method research 21 st century technology ALL students
    24. 24. Representation Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    25. 25. Expression Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    26. 26. Engagement
    27. 27. Language Arts- Reading Reflection <ul><li>Problem </li></ul><ul><li>Students have difficulty understanding main ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Reflections are short, not well thought out, private </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t see need to reflect </li></ul><ul><li>Reports are difficult for some students, not very motivating </li></ul><ul><li>Solution </li></ul><ul><li>Representation </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic/Expression </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Voice Thread </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul>
    28. 28. September 25, 2007 November 6, 2007 Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    29. 29. September 25, 2007 November 6, 2007 Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    30. 30. September 25, 2007 Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    31. 31. November 6, 2007 Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    32. 32. Other ways to use podcasts, blogs, voicethread in instruction Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    33. 33. 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 CAST, 2005
    34. 34. A UDL Curriculum… Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    35. 35. Universal Design for Learning…. <ul><li>Is an alternative to the one-size-fits-all approach to education. </li></ul>Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    36. 36. Universal Design for Learning <ul><li>Provides teachers with the tools and strategies they need to remove curriculum barriers and increase learning opportunities for every learner. </li></ul>Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    37. 37. Universal Design for Learning <ul><li>Helps teams efficiently and effectively differentiate instruction with technology, so that ALL students can successfully complete the rigorous school curriculum. </li></ul>Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    38. 38. 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>Macomb ISD E3T 2008
    39. 39. <ul><li>Thank you. </li></ul>Macomb ISD E3T 2008