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SPIN 2012 UDL Presentation

  1. 1. Academics Made Easy WINTERSPIN the Case for Evidence-Based TemplateUniversal Design for Learning: An Overview April 21, 2012 10:20-11:20AM Kavita Rao, Ph.D Assistant Professor UH College of Education
  2. 2. Three questions for today1. What is Universal Design for Learning (UDL)?2. What are the principles of UDL?(+ hands on activity)3. What are some UDL-related resources we can use?
  3. 3. All the links in this presentation are on www.bit.ly/spin2012
  4. 4. Question #1 What is Universal Design for Learning (UDL)?
  5. 5. 1. What is UDL?Concept based on “universal design” inarchitecture and the environment
  6. 6. 1. What is UDL?Applies ideas of universal design to thelearning environment• Flexible design of instruction• Reduces barriers in curriculum & instruction• Provides options for students
  7. 7. 1. What is UDL? Making instruction accessible for a range of students “Typical”Struggling learnerslearners EnglishStudents languagewith learnersdisabilities
  8. 8. Question #2 What are the principles of UDL?
  9. 9. 2. What are the UDL Principles? Center for Applied Special Technology: www.cast.org National Center for Universal Design: www.udlcenter.org
  10. 10. 2. What are the UDL Principles? Multiple Means of I. Representation II. Action & Expression III. Engagement
  11. 11. 2. What are the UDL Principles? Multiple Means of Representation • Vary how info is presented • Link to background knowledge and experiences • Highlight big ideas • Support memory
  12. 12. 2. What are the UDL Principles? Multiple Means of Action and Expression • Different options to express knowledge • Provide models, feedback, and supports • Opportunities to practice
  13. 13. 2. What are the UDL Principles? Multiple Means of Engagement • Giving students choice and autonomy • Options to set goals • Varying levels of challenge
  14. 14. 2. What are the UDL Principles?Let‟s try a hands on activity that uses some of the UDL principles
  15. 15. 2. What are the UDL Principles? Hands on Activity A Vocabulary GameOn the ASUS tablet:1) Take a picture of yourself demonstrating the emotion2) Write a sentence using the word (optional)
  16. 16. 2. What are the UDL Principles? Turn on tablet and find Polaris Office1. In the DCIM folder, open the document called Emotion Words2. Click on Edit mode (on the top menu bar)3. Tap your finger under a word4. Tap your finger on the “3 bars” (at the top right of the tablet screen)5. Select Insert6. Select Camera7. Take a picture demonstrating the emotion
  17. 17. 2. What are the UDL Principles? Hands on Activity A Vocabulary Game1) Look on the UDL Principles sheet2) What principles and guidelines did this activity address?
  18. 18. Question #3What are some UDL-related resources we can use?
  19. 19. 3. What are some UDL Resources?All the links in this presentation are on www.bit.ly/spin2012
  20. 20. 3. What are some UDL resources? • Everyday technology tools such as cameras, tablets, computers and software such as PowerPoint, iMovie • Web 2.0 tools provide environments to meet the three UDL principles
  21. 21. 3. What are some UDL resources? UDL Book Builder • Create a story • Organize and retell • Built in TextHelp • Coaches UDL Editions • Read a story • Comprehension levels • Built in Text Help
  22. 22. 3. What are some UDL resources? UDL Tech Toolkit
  23. 23. 3. What are some UDL resources?Examples of web-based tools:• Readability -Unclutter your page• Bubbl.Us- Make a graphic organizer• Shahi- Visual dictionary• Voki- Create an avatar
  24. 24. In Conclusion Options that engage learners and give them multiple ways of accessing the curriculum
  25. 25. Contact InformationIf you have any questions or comments, please feel to contact me Kavita Rao kavitar@hawaii.edu University of Hawai„i at Mānoa College of Education

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