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The Promises of  Universal Design for Learning Meeting School Standards in a Digital World Macomb ISD E3T 2008
Our UDL Team Susan Hardin  Assistive Technology   Consultant Dr. Maureen Staskowski Speech-Language Consultant Carrie Wozn...
Classroom Macomb ISD E3T 2008
Diversity Macomb ISD E3T 2008
Macomb ISD E3T 2008
Rigor Macomb ISD E3T 2008
Macomb ISD E3T 2008
World Economy Macomb ISD E3T 2008
Rapid Changes in the NEW Economy Macomb ISD E3T 2008
A Whole New Mind Daniel Pink Macomb ISD E3T 2008
Changing Technology Macomb ISD E3T 2008
Macomb ISD E3T 2008
Language our teenagers are using today… <ul><li>Beam  me the assignment </li></ul><ul><li>I have to take my   earbuds   ou...
Student Learning Macomb ISD E3T 2008
What we know about student learning: <ul><li>Students need to be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize  information, ideas,...
Macomb ISD E3T 2008
How we’ve been doing business… Macomb ISD E3T 2008
The Results Macomb ISD E3T 2008
Statistics <ul><li>Freshman failure rate: 30% of all freshman fail one or more classes </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan 2005 Gra...
Universal Design: Designed to meet everyone's needs. Macomb ISD E3T 2008
Brain research <ul><li>Recent research in neuroscience confirms that…  </li></ul>each brain processes information differen...
Multiple means of Engagement Process The “why” of learning Multiple means of Expression Product The “how” of learning Mult...
UDL Definition – a closer look <ul><li>UDL is an educational  approach to teaching, learning , and assessment, drawing on ...
Representation Macomb ISD E3T 2008
Expression Macomb ISD E3T 2008
Engagement
Language Arts- Reading Reflection  <ul><li>Problem </li></ul><ul><li>Students have difficulty understanding main ideas </l...
September 25, 2007 November 6, 2007 Macomb ISD E3T 2008
September 25, 2007 November 6, 2007 Macomb ISD E3T 2008
September 25, 2007 Macomb ISD E3T 2008
November 6, 2007 Macomb ISD E3T 2008
Other ways to use podcasts, blogs, voicethread in instruction http://et3.org Macomb ISD E3T 2008
UDL Paradigm Shift:  how UDL changes the way we think about students and education <ul><li>Old Assumptions </li></ul><ul><...
A UDL   Curriculum… Macomb ISD E3T 2008
Universal Design for Learning…. <ul><li>Is an alternative to the one-size-fits-all approach to education. </li></ul>Macomb...
Universal Design for Learning <ul><li>Provides teachers with the tools and strategies they need to  remove curriculum barr...
Universal Design for Learning <ul><li>Helps teams efficiently and effectively differentiate instruction with technology, s...
Practical First Steps <ul><li>Start small  </li></ul><ul><li>One unit </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with others </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Thank you. </li></ul>Macomb ISD E3T 2008
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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 http://e3t.org 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 www.cast.org 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 www.cast.org 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 http://et3.org 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 www.cast.org 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

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