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Universal Design for Learning

  1. 1. Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  2. 2. What is UDL??? <ul><li>Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for designing curricula that enable all individuals to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Inspiration… “ Ron Mace, creator of the term &quot;universal design,&quot; was an articulate architect and determined advocate who influenced international thinking about design. For most of his life he used a wheelchair and understood what it was to try to participate in a world that was not designed to include him. http://adaptiveenvironments.org/adp/profiles/1_mace.php
  4. 4. UDL’s influence on our physical environment Ramps Closed Captioning
  5. 5. How will this impact learning for our students? <ul><li>Universal Design for Learning has the potential to… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>change not only the way that students are taught, but also their rate of success. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>emphasize and build on each child's strengths. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>present lessons in multiple ways in order for students to not just learn in order to pass, but to excel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>allow students to have choices in how they can show what they've learned </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The principles of UDL What? How? Why? These principles serve as the basis for building in the options and flexibility that are necessary to maximize learning opportunities for all students. -(www.udlcenter.org) Representation Engagement Expression
  7. 7. Representation <ul><li>Idea: No two students learn the exact way </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lectures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Printed text </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Expression <ul><li>students show what they have learned through different means due to their different strength areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Posters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oral reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brochures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>journals </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Engagement <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs/wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immediate feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PROVIDE CHOICES!! </li></ul><ul><li>Idea: to keep students motivated and interested in learning by providing multiple means of engaging them. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>“ Using technology is a motivating way to simultaneously develop academic, social, career, functional, and technological skills,” (Salend, 2009) </li></ul>Virtual field trips voicethreading Screen captures Power points Online text
  11. 11. Brain Research The brain is composed of three main networks, the way in which information is received and processed can affect the ways in which individuals learn and gain knowledge. Networks Recognition Strategic Affective
  12. 12. -Laureate Education, Inc. Reaching and engaging all learners through technology. Executive producer.(2009) Baltimore: Author. Tasks and learning are based on their emotions, attitudes toward material and learning as a whole. -How they organize and express their ideas. -Determine processes actions that need to be completed in order to accomplish a task or project. -Helps teachers monitor progress and skills, and enables individuals to revise their plan as needed. Determine how we gather facts, categorize, and process what we see, read, hear, smell, touch and taste into recognizable patterns. Emotions actions & plans patterns Affective Network Strategic Network Recognition Network
  13. 13. UDL supports cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and academic diversity <ul><li>How?? </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces barriers for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Engages all types of learners while challenging them </li></ul><ul><li>Provides tools that are as flexible & diverse at the learners </li></ul>
  14. 14. CAST online tools & resources <ul><li>Lesson Builder http://lessonbuilder.cast.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Class Profile Maker http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/tools/classprofile.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Barriers Finder http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/tools/curriculumbarriers.cfm </li></ul>
  15. 15. Lesson Builder <ul><li>Provides teachers with tools, technology, and models to adapt lessons accordingly to engage a group of diverse learners </li></ul>
  16. 16. Class Profile Maker <ul><li>Provides a template for teachers to determine the learning profile of their students in order to help identify the strengths, needs, and interests of their students </li></ul>
  17. 17. Curriculum Barrier Finder <ul><li>This tools helps teachers analyze the curriculum to identify hidden barriers so that the teacher can provide the appropriate instructional methods and materials to their students. </li></ul>
  18. 18. UDL + creative teachers = a successful future for all students

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