Universal Design for Learning Presented by Emily Million
UDL Inspiration <ul><li>How do I get in if I am in a wheelchair? </li></ul><ul><li>Architects started designing buildings ...
What is Universal Design for Learning? <ul><li>“ Universal Design for Learning 
is a set of principles for curriculum deve...
3 Principles of UDL Provide Multiple Means of: <ul><li>Representation </li></ul><ul><li>Color contrast presentations </li>...
Role of Technology <ul><li>To help to students in and outside of the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Quick </li></ul><ul><li>C...
UDL and Copper Center <ul><li>We have a wide variety of students, and need to meet every child where they are and help the...
Brain Research tells us: <ul><li>The &quot;what&quot; of learning </li></ul><ul><li>“ How we gather facts and categorize w...
Brain Research tells us: <ul><li>The ”how&quot; of learning </li></ul><ul><li>“ Planning and performing tasks. How we orga...
Brain Research tells us: <ul><li>The &quot;why&quot; of learning </li></ul><ul><li>“ How learners get engaged and stay mot...
UDL and diversity <ul><li>Not every student comes in with the same amount of background information, culture, ethnic, ling...
Why technology? <ul><li>Change in student and teacher roles </li></ul><ul><li>Increased motivation and self esteem </li></...
CAST online tools focus:research <ul><li>A search engine with built-in text to speech and readability levels </li></ul><ul...
CAST online tools focus: spelling and vocabulary <ul><li>Insert the week’s spelling list and studnets can play games, fini...
CAST online tools focus: writing <ul><li>Interactive, online, structured writing tool to help elementary students write de...
More information: <ul><li>http://www.udlcenter.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul>...
Resources <ul><li>CAST, Inc. (1999-2011). Transforming Educaiton Through Universal Design for Learning. Retrieved from </l...
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Universal Design for Learning

  1. 1. Universal Design for Learning Presented by Emily Million
  2. 2. UDL Inspiration <ul><li>How do I get in if I am in a wheelchair? </li></ul><ul><li>Architects started designing buildings with these adaptions in mind instead of adding them on later. </li></ul><ul><li>Philosophy relates to education </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Universal Design for Learning? <ul><li>“ Universal Design for Learning 
is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs (CAST, Inc. 1999-2011.” </li></ul><ul><li>Watch: http://www.udlcenter.org/resource_library/videos/udlcenter/udl#video0 </li></ul>
  4. 4. 3 Principles of UDL Provide Multiple Means of: <ul><li>Representation </li></ul><ul><li>Color contrast presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Signed stories </li></ul><ul><li>Voki </li></ul><ul><li>Captioning </li></ul><ul><li>Starfall.com </li></ul><ul><li>Action and Expression </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Camera mouse </li></ul><ul><li>Voice thread </li></ul><ul><li>Book builder </li></ul><ul><li>Glogster </li></ul><ul><li>SAM Animation </li></ul>Engagement Virtual Field Trips Collaborative Classrooms Crayon: Create your own newspaper Book Adventure Project-based curriculum
  5. 5. Role of Technology <ul><li>To help to students in and outside of the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Quick </li></ul><ul><li>Cost-effective solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Individualization of curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Scaffolding </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging activities </li></ul>
  6. 6. UDL and Copper Center <ul><li>We have a wide variety of students, and need to meet every child where they are and help them be successful. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be related to RTI in the classroom </li></ul>
  7. 7. Brain Research tells us: <ul><li>The &quot;what&quot; of learning </li></ul><ul><li>“ How we gather facts and categorize what we see, hear, and read. Identifying letters, words, or an author's style are recognition tasks.” </li></ul>Recognition Network
  8. 8. Brain Research tells us: <ul><li>The ”how&quot; of learning </li></ul><ul><li>“ Planning and performing tasks. How we organize and express our ideas. Writing an essay or solving a math problem are strategic tasks.” </li></ul>Strategic Network
  9. 9. Brain Research tells us: <ul><li>The &quot;why&quot; of learning </li></ul><ul><li>“ How learners get engaged and stay motivated. How they are challenged, excited, or interested. These are affective dimensions.” </li></ul>Affective Network
  10. 10. UDL and diversity <ul><li>Not every student comes in with the same amount of background information, culture, ethnic, linguistic, and academic needs. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Why technology? <ul><li>Change in student and teacher roles </li></ul><ul><li>Increased motivation and self esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Technical skills </li></ul><ul><li>Accomplishment of more complex tasks </li></ul><ul><li>More collaboration with peers </li></ul><ul><li>Increased use of outside resources </li></ul><ul><li>Improved design skills/ attention to audience </li></ul><ul><li>Found at: http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/EdReformStudies/EdTech/effectsstudents.html </li></ul>
  12. 12. CAST online tools focus:research <ul><li>A search engine with built-in text to speech and readability levels </li></ul><ul><li>Safe web searching </li></ul><ul><li>We already have an account! </li></ul>
  13. 13. CAST online tools focus: spelling and vocabulary <ul><li>Insert the week’s spelling list and studnets can play games, finish worksheets, and complete other interactive activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can do independently </li></ul>
  14. 14. CAST online tools focus: writing <ul><li>Interactive, online, structured writing tool to help elementary students write descriptions, poetry, explanations, procedures, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>http://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com/Writing+tools </li></ul><ul><li>(To see screencast) </li></ul>
  15. 15. More information: <ul><li>http://www.udlcenter.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://udlguidelines.edublogs.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.paec.org/fdlrstech/udl.html </li></ul>
  16. 16. Resources <ul><li>CAST, Inc. (1999-2011). Transforming Educaiton Through Universal Design for Learning. Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.cast.org/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Davis, D., Prietz, I. Fdlrs technology coordinating unit. 2011.Retrieved from http://www.paec.org/fdlrstech/udl.html </li></ul><ul><li>Free technology toolkit for UDL in all classrooms. Retrieved from http://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>SRI International, U.S. Department of Education, 2011. Technology and education reform. Retrieved from http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/EdReformStudies/EdTech/index.html </li></ul>

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