Universal Design for Learning<br />Katherine Fecanin<br />Reaching and Engaging All Learners through Technology<br />EDUC ...
Universal Design for Learning<br />What is it?<br />A set of principles for curriculum development that give all individua...
Universal Design for Learning<br />***Maximum flexibility with maximum opportunity***<br />Closed captioning and ATMs for ...
Universal Design for Learning<br />Three Principles/Guidelines<br />
Universal Design for Learning<br />Ultimately------ Provide students with choices and options with their academics!!!!!<br...
Universal Design for Learning<br />Technology examples:<br />PowerPoint/Publisher etc. (Microsoft Office tools)<br />Virtu...
Universal Design for Learning<br />Technology examples:<br />…….. the possibilities are massive!<br />Imagine what can be ...
Universal Design for Learning<br />Three Principles and Brain Research<br />
Universal Design for Learning<br />CAST Online Tools Review<br /><ul><li>Class Profile Maker: provides template for educat...
UDL Goal Setter: assists educators in setting goals for the learners in their classes
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Universal design for learning

  1. 1. Universal Design for Learning<br />Katherine Fecanin<br />Reaching and Engaging All Learners through Technology<br />EDUC 6714I-4<br />May 2011<br />
  2. 2. Universal Design for Learning<br />What is it?<br />A set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn<br />Inspired by architecture-- Buildings were designed and created to be accessible for all people, even those with disabilities.<br />
  3. 3. Universal Design for Learning<br />***Maximum flexibility with maximum opportunity***<br />Closed captioning and ATMs for hearing impaired<br />
  4. 4. Universal Design for Learning<br />Three Principles/Guidelines<br />
  5. 5. Universal Design for Learning<br />Ultimately------ Provide students with choices and options with their academics!!!!!<br />Students enjoy using technology. They use it everyday on their own; cell phones, computers, video games, and iPods/iPads to name a few.<br />Technology helps provide those choices. Why not take advantage of them?<br />
  6. 6. Universal Design for Learning<br />Technology examples:<br />PowerPoint/Publisher etc. (Microsoft Office tools)<br />Virtual field trips<br />Online Portfolios<br />Concept mapping sites– Inspiration<br />Online versions of textbooks, literature, etc.<br />Audio copies of books<br />Word processing software<br />Webquests<br />Blogs, Wiki-pages, <br /> Podcasts, Interactive websites …………..<br />
  7. 7. Universal Design for Learning<br />Technology examples:<br />…….. the possibilities are massive!<br />Imagine what can be accomplished when we tap into our students’ creativity, in addition to, our own???<br />Added bonus: Our students will be familiar and comfortable with a variety of technology tools when NJDOE changes our state mandated testing to an online and digital format when Measurement Inc.’s contract expires.<br />
  8. 8. Universal Design for Learning<br />Three Principles and Brain Research<br />
  9. 9. Universal Design for Learning<br />CAST Online Tools Review<br /><ul><li>Class Profile Maker: provides template for educators to determine the learning profile of their students
  10. 10. UDL Goal Setter: assists educators in setting goals for the learners in their classes
  11. 11. Curriculum Barrier Finder: helps teachers analyze curriculum to identify any hidden barriers that students may encounter when learning and therefore, the teacher can accommodate his/her student(s) by adjusting instructional presentation and methods</li></li></ul><li>Universal Design for Learning<br />Resources:<br />Center for Applied Special Technology. (2009). UDL guidelines, version 1.0. Retrieved from http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/udlguidelines<br />Meo, G. (2008). Curriculum planning for all learners: Applying universal design for learning (UDL) to a high school reading comprehension program. Preventing School Failure, 52(2), 21–30. <br />Rose, D., & Meyer, A. (2002). Teaching every student in the digital age: Universal design for learning. Retrieved from http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/ideas/tes/ <br /> UDL Solutions Finder http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/tools/udlsolutionsfinder.cfm<br /> UDL Curriculum Barriers Finder (paper backup available in textbook) http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/tools/curriculumbarriers.cfm<br /> UDL Class Profile Maker (paper backup available in textbook) http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/tools/classprofile.cfm<br /> UDL Goal Setter http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/tools/udlgoalsetter.cfm<br /> Curriculum Content Resourceshttp://udlselfcheck.cast.org/resources.php#curriculum<br /> UDL Lesson Builder http://lessonbuilder.cast.org/<br /> UDL Book Builder http://bookbuilder.cast.org/<br />

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