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Making Your Curriculum Accessible: Success for All Students Nancy Markosky Kindy Segovia KC4A4 Make-It Take-It 4 th -6 th ...
Things are always changing… EDUCATION
Change
Changes in the World Economy <ul><li>We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist . . . </li></ul><ul...
2 ACCELERATED LEARNERS 3 STRUGGLING STUDENTS
Today’s   classroom : <ul><li>Teachers must deliver instruction to diverse groups of students who come from a variety of c...
Kids Master Media Multi-Tasking <ul><li>Kids spend: </li></ul><ul><li>-nearly 4 hours watching TV, videos, DVD’s or pre-re...
Accountability and Assessment <ul><li>No Child Left Behind (NCLB) state assessment participation rate. </li></ul><ul><li>A...
The Achievement Gap Dave Edyburn
Success for at-risk learners begins <ul><ul><li>with good curriculum, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>flexible materials, </li>...
What we know about student learning: <ul><li>Students need to be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize information, ideas, ...
Brain research <ul><li>Recent research in neuroscience confirms that…  </li></ul>each brain processes information differen...
When the task is too difficult for learner When the task is too easy for learner ZONE OF  PROXIMAL DEVELOPMENT
Right amount  of support High   engagement Challenge is  appropriate
How we’ve been doing business…
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) <ul><li>Definition:  UDL is an educational approach to teaching, learning, and assessm...
UDL and the Learning Brain David Rose, CAST www.cast.org
Origins of Universal Design
Universal Design: Origin and Definition <ul><ul><li>“ Consider the needs of the broadest possible range of users from the ...
Universal Design Solutions <ul><li>Icons as well as text labels  </li></ul><ul><li>Buses that kneel </li></ul><ul><li>Ramp...
Universal Design Evolution:  Retrofitting to Integrated Design
A UDL Curriculum <ul><li>Is designed, developed and flexible from the start. </li></ul><ul><li>Has built in supports. </li...
A UDL   Curriculum…
Learner Adjustable Scaffolds
Universal Design for Learning: 8 th  Grade History Studying for the End of the Unit Exam Mr.  Langhorst’s  Virtual Classroom
Studycast and Graphic Organizer–  8 th  grade American HistoryConstitutional Powers
Universal Design for Learning Materials in the classroom <ul><li>Video streaming ( www.unitedstreaming.com ) </li></ul><ul...
Resources <ul><li>Resources mentioned in this presentation: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.protopage.com/hardins </li></ul><...
How do you use the Internet?
Informational Software
How do your students (children) use the Internet?
<ul><ul><ul><li>Social Software </li></ul></ul></ul>
UDL and the Learning Brain One must recognize information, ideas, and concepts One must be able to apply  strategies to pr...
<ul><li>All learners are unique and  </li></ul><ul><li>universal does not mean  </li></ul><ul><li>“ one size fits all” </l...
Stone Fox:  book example Flip books?  Talk to Rose Bright Ideas page:  email to Joan How to arrange digital files – comput...
Things to go on jump drive: --websites --Stone fox book – text and mp3 Things to give Nancy: --A4 notebooks --website docu...
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  1. 1. Making Your Curriculum Accessible: Success for All Students Nancy Markosky Kindy Segovia KC4A4 Make-It Take-It 4 th -6 th Grade
  2. 2. Things are always changing… EDUCATION
  3. 3. Change
  4. 4. Changes in the World Economy <ul><li>We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Using technologies that haven’t been invented . . . </li></ul><ul><li>In order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>David Warlick in “The New Literacy” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. 2 ACCELERATED LEARNERS 3 STRUGGLING STUDENTS
  6. 6. Today’s classroom : <ul><li>Teachers must deliver instruction to diverse groups of students who come from a variety of cultures with varying languages, learning styles, abilities and disabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>These students are included in the General Education classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Educational demands are on the rise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shift from acquiring knowledge to integrating knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher curriculum standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All students are held to the same standards </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Kids Master Media Multi-Tasking <ul><li>Kids spend: </li></ul><ul><li>-nearly 4 hours watching TV, videos, DVD’s or pre-recorded shows </li></ul><ul><li>-1 ¾ hours listening to music (MP3’s, CD’s or radio) </li></ul><ul><li>-1 hour on computer </li></ul><ul><li>-50 minutes playing video games </li></ul><ul><li>-43 minutes reading (other than school work) </li></ul><ul><li>61% talk on the phone, Instant Message, surf the web, watch TV, or listen to music while doing homework </li></ul>
  8. 8. Accountability and Assessment <ul><li>No Child Left Behind (NCLB) state assessment participation rate. </li></ul><ul><li>Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) disaggregate subgroups, 1% participation cap. </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Match state benchmark and standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access for every student </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Response to Intervention (RtI) </li></ul><ul><li>E quity I n E very I nstructional O pportunity (EIEIO) </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Achievement Gap Dave Edyburn
  10. 10. Success for at-risk learners begins <ul><ul><li>with good curriculum, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>flexible materials, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>engaging assignments and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>built in universal access features </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. 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 effective strategies to process the information and </li></ul><ul><li>Be engaged in the process. </li></ul><ul><li>Vygotsky </li></ul>
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. When the task is too difficult for learner When the task is too easy for learner ZONE OF PROXIMAL DEVELOPMENT
  14. 14. Right amount of support High engagement Challenge is appropriate
  15. 15. How we’ve been doing business…
  16. 16. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) <ul><li>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. </li></ul>Center for Applied Special Technologies, CAST www.cast.org
  17. 17. UDL and the Learning Brain David Rose, CAST www.cast.org
  18. 18. Origins of Universal Design
  19. 19. Universal Design: Origin and Definition <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>
  20. 20. Universal Design Solutions <ul><li>Icons as well as text labels </li></ul><ul><li>Buses that kneel </li></ul><ul><li>Ramps </li></ul><ul><li>Curb Cuts </li></ul><ul><li>Electric Doors </li></ul><ul><li>Captions on Television </li></ul><ul><li>Lever door handles vs knobs </li></ul>
  21. 21. Universal Design Evolution: Retrofitting to Integrated Design
  22. 22. A UDL Curriculum <ul><li>Is designed, developed and flexible from the start. </li></ul><ul><li>Has built in supports. </li></ul><ul><li>Is designed to maximize options for students and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Meets the needs of all learners. </li></ul><ul><li>Is under the auspices of general education. </li></ul>Center for Applied Special Technologies, CAST www.cast.org
  23. 23. A UDL Curriculum…
  24. 24. Learner Adjustable Scaffolds
  25. 25. Universal Design for Learning: 8 th Grade History Studying for the End of the Unit Exam Mr. Langhorst’s Virtual Classroom
  26. 26. Studycast and Graphic Organizer– 8 th grade American HistoryConstitutional Powers
  27. 27. Universal Design for Learning Materials in the classroom <ul><li>Video streaming ( www.unitedstreaming.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic text books ( www. accessiblebookcollection .org ) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital photos ( www.pics4learning.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Talking Books (MP3, Start-to-Finish, Thinking Reader) </li></ul><ul><li>Concept maps </li></ul><ul><li>NASA Explores ( http:// www.nasaexplores.com / ) </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging ( www.visitmyclass.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Clay animation ( www.tech4learning.com/claykit ) </li></ul><ul><li>Pod Casting ( http:// epnweb.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Storytelling ( http://www.scott.k12.ky.us/technology/digitalstorytelling/ds.html ) </li></ul><ul><li>Project Based Learning (Regions) </li></ul><ul><li>ASK </li></ul>
  28. 28. Resources <ul><li>Resources mentioned in this presentation: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.protopage.com/hardins </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.protopage.com/gunderwood </li></ul>
  29. 29. How do you use the Internet?
  30. 30. Informational Software
  31. 31. How do your students (children) use the Internet?
  32. 32. <ul><ul><ul><li>Social Software </li></ul></ul></ul>
  33. 33. 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
  34. 34. <ul><li>All learners are unique and </li></ul><ul><li>universal does not mean </li></ul><ul><li>“ one size fits all” </li></ul>UDL and the Learning Brain
  35. 35. Stone Fox: book example Flip books? Talk to Rose Bright Ideas page: email to Joan How to arrange digital files – computer lab Decide websites – computer lab Martin Luther king Agenda for the day – arrange like a school day Terri Portice’s powerpoint Video of students talking about learning styles Brain research info for pet scan pictures A4 notebooks by grade level-Ask Joan and Mary Curriculum Adaptations booklets – ask Joan and Mary www.bestevidence.org Jump drives for everyone
  36. 36. Things to go on jump drive: --websites --Stone fox book – text and mp3 Things to give Nancy: --A4 notebooks --website document – email --student video – email link

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