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  1. 1. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Michelle Dragalin Walden University April 12, 2015 Dr. Rebakah McPherson
  2. 2. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an educational approach to curriculum and instruction using technology to enable students with diverse learning needs to be successful in the classroom .” UDL was initially a building design and later transferred to the educational environment.
  3. 3. Universal design (UD) principles • Ramp • Elevators • Hand rails
  4. 4. Learning UDL Provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials and assessments that work for everyone. Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) website: http//
  5. 5. What does brain research tell us about learning differences?
  6. 6. Rose and Meyer (2008) suggests that: Learning takes place between 3 different areas of the brain that affect the “What”, the “How” and the “Why "of learning. These areas are known as the Recognition, Strategic, and Affective Networks.
  7. 7. Three networks of the brain: Recognition Networks The “what” of learning Strategic Networks The “how” of learning Affective Networks The “why” of learning•
  8. 8. Central Role of Technology in UDL
  9. 9. Technology is important because it is key to differentiation, and reaches each student in varying ways. Example: Computers, iPods, hand held devices, Speech to text, etc.
  10. 10. To provide a variety of ways to present information to learners to ensure that their individual learning styles are addressed and students are engaged and motivated. UDL helps educators design curriculum that meets the needs of all learners. To find out more about UDL’s perspective on expert learners visit aboutudl/expertlearners
  12. 12. . Ability Levels Learning Learning Cultures Influences Styles Backgrounds  They also indicate that the learning processes influenced by outside factors which should be taken into consideration as well
  13. 13. Cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and academic diversity? UDL supports various diversities among learners because it provides educators with an array of strategies and tools to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners regardless of their cultural, ethnic, and/or academic diversity.
  14. 14.  Also, by providing differentiated instruction to those in need can allow students to reach their full potential. UDL supports cultural, ethnic, linguistic and academic diversity by reaching all
  15. 15. 1st Principle: Provide multiple and flexible methods of presentation to give students with diverse learning styles various ways of acquiring information and knowledge. Examples: Learning Ally, text to speech Audio books for auditory learners; Math manipulative for Tactile learners. Large balls for physical learners
  16. 16. 2nd Principle Provide flexible means of expression to provide diverse students with alternatives for demonstrating what they have learned. Examples: Making a model or art work; doing a presentation
  17. 17. 3rd Principle Provide multiple and flexible means of engagement to tap into diverse learners’ interests, challenge them appropriately, and motivate them to learn. Example: Vary the teaching style to fit the learning style of a student. Also allow students to choose to work in a group or independently
  18. 18. CAST Online Tools•
  19. 19. CAST, a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning, has several online tools designed to give teachers the ability to meet the diverse learning needs of students.
  20. 20. The following are some CAST online tools that can be helpful when designing curriculum based on UDL practices. • CAST, Inc. (2007–2011). Curriculum self- check: Explore resources. Retrieved from http:// ulum• CAST, Inc. (2005–2011). UDL lesson builder. Retrieved from• CAST, Inc. (2006–2011). UDL book builder. Retrieved from
  21. 21. This tool allows teachers to create digital books to support reading instruction. Available at:
  22. 22. This site allows educators to create and implement lessons with flexible goals, methods, materials, and assessments that support learning for all students.
  23. 23.  This site supports students in writing lab and class reports. This tool is geared toward middle school and high school students.
  24. 24. Image Credits Attitudeofgratitude.typepad.comLearningd Microsoft Powerpoint clip art
  25. 25. Resource Laureate Education, Inc.(Executive Producer). Program 13: Brainresearch and universal design for learning [DVD]. Reaching and engaging all learners through technology. Baltimore, MD: Author.National Center on Universal Design for Learning (2011, March 15).UDL guidelines-Version 2.0. Retrieved from lguidline
  26. 26. Resource Rose, D., & Meyer, A. (2002). Teaching every student in the digital age:Universal design for learning. Retrieved from dent/ideas/tes/chapter2_2.cfm
  27. 27. Resource  Rose, D., & Meyer, A. (2002). Teaching every student in the digital age:Universal design for learning. Retrieved from udent/ideas/tes/chapter6_6.cfmYoutube: v=bDvKnY0g6e4