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UDL_ CSUN_2011

  1. 1. CSUN, March 2011<br />Universally-Designed Tools and Strategies for Struggling Students<br />Kirk D. Behnke, M.Ed., ATP<br />kbehnke@esc4.net<br />Cecilia Robinson<br />crobinson@esc4.net<br />
  2. 2. A little about me…<br /> Kirk Behnke<br /><ul><li>Master’s in Education – Special Ed and Tech @ Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  3. 3. UCP of NJ – Rehab Technologist/Computer
  4. 4. Temple University – PIAT – Tech Act
  5. 5. California State University, Northridge (CSUN) – Coord., Training, Grants and Contracts – ATACP
  6. 6. Region 4 ESC – Senior Ed. Specialist, Lead for Texas AT Network </li></li></ul><li>A little about me…<br />Cecilia Robinson<br /><ul><li>Master’s in Education – visual impairments and assessment, University of Texas at Austin
  7. 7. Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired – Outreach Services – assistive technology
  8. 8. Region 4 ESCEducation Specialist – visual impairments and assistive technology</li></li></ul><li>
  9. 9. Share BIG Ideas<br />
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  11. 11. The definition of insanity….. <br />doing the same things over and over and expecting different results.<br /> - Albert Einstein<br />
  12. 12. Why UDL?<br />
  13. 13. Good instruction is essential<br />Good teachers are giving good instruction<br />Good teachers are building in flexibility<br />Good teachers are trying new ways <br />Good teachers are listening<br />Good teachers are giving up control<br />Many good teachers are already using UDL, but they don’t know it. <br />
  14. 14. Do you see learners like this?<br />
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  17. 17. Or do you see learners like this?<br />
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  20. 20. It’s a different world for our students<br />http://earth.google.com/images/index-earth_lg.jpg<br />
  21. 21. Bring in the 21st century digital native to teach the digital immigrant<br />UDL<br />
  22. 22. 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.<br />
  23. 23. Guiding Principles<br />
  24. 24. Multiple Methods of …<br />http://lessonbuilder.cast.org/window.php?src=videos<br />
  25. 25. Representation– “what of learning”<br />
  26. 26. Expression – “how of learning”<br />
  27. 27. Engagement – “why of learning”<br />
  28. 28. Low Tech Poll…<br />How do you learn best?<br />How does your colleague learn best?<br />How can you facilitate their learning?<br />
  29. 29. Based upon Brain Research <br />
  30. 30. Three Brain Networks:<br />Recognition<br />How we gather facts and categorize what we see, hear, and read. Identifying letters, words, or an author's style <br /> are recognition tasks.<br />
  31. 31. Three Brain Networks:<br />Strategic<br />Planning and performing tasks. How we organize and express our ideas. Writing an essay or solving a math problem are strategic tasks.<br />
  32. 32. Three Brain Networks:<br />Affective<br />How learners get engaged and stay motivated. How they are challenged, excited, or interested. These are affective dimensions.<br />
  33. 33. Adapting the Curriculum – accommodating all students<br />Reaches all Learners<br />
  34. 34. UDLcenter.org<br />Cast.org<br />
  35. 35. It’s all about Transforming <br />Education through UDL<br />
  36. 36. UDLTechToolkit.wikispaces.com<br />UDL Tech Toolkit <br />
  37. 37. http://webtechtools.wikispaces.com<br />
  38. 38. http://www.flickr.com/photos/leefly/416980365/<br />
  39. 39. Become an Architect for Change<br />
  40. 40. ?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />
  41. 41. Thank you!<br />kbehnke@esc4.net<br />crobinson@esc4.net<br />

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