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Supporting Student Success:
Universal Design for Learning
(UDL) and Your Library
Claire Holmes, Sarah Gilchrist, Sarah Esp...
UDL Librarians
Claire Holmes
Assistant University
Librarian for Public
Services
Sarah Gilchrist
Research and Instruction
L...
SlideShare Link to Supporting Student Success
http://tinyurl.com/UDLSupportingStudentSuccess
CH
Learning Outcomes
• List the three main principles of UDL in order to
integrate them into information literacy instruction...
“
”
The UDL framework offers
flexible instructional materials,
techniques, and strategies to
help us differentiate instruc...
Universal Design for Learning History
• UDL grew out of architecture
• Special Educators adopted UDL
• CAST focuses on neu...
The Myth of the Average: Todd Rose
Rose, T. (2012, January 18). Todd Rose: Variability Matters.
Address at the Cyberlearni...
SE
The Myth of the Average
• Shoes are not average
• Pilots are not average
• Learner variability is the norm
• Instructors n...
Reflect and Share
• Where have you encountered the
Myth of Average?
• Do you see your environment aiding or
discouraging d...
Practical Application of UDL
Instruction: ARTH 391
• Scaffolded instruction
• Replaced in-person session with
three online...
Practical Application of UDL
Instruction: ARTH 391
• Grading motivates students
• Participation was low
• Citations were g...
Practical Application of UDL
Instruction: TSEM 102
• Ongoing assessment
• Incorporates gamification
• Supplemented three i...
Practical Application of UDL
Internship Program:
• About the program
• Learning
environment design
analysis
• Online modul...
UDL at a Glance
CAST. (2010, January 6). UDL at a Glance [Video file].
Retrieved from https://youtu.be/bDvKnY0g6e4
SG
Networks of the Brain
Affective = Why
How learners get
engaged and
stay motivated.
How they are
challenged, excited
or int...
SG
UDL Principles, Guidelines, & Checkpoints
Principles
Guidelines
Checkpoints
Reflect and Examine – UDL Worksheet
What strategies and methods do you
currently incorporate into your
instruction to crea...
Group Activity
SE
Share Ideas about UDL
Group Activity: Part One
1. Look at your UDL Worksheet. Do you feel most
comfortable designing learning environments with:...
Group Activity: Part One
3. As a group, discuss strategies, technologies, and
methods you use to create multiple options f...
Group Activity: Part Two
1. Locate the poster paper that lists the UDL
principle for which you feel LEAST comfortable
desi...
UDL, Instruction, and the Framework
UDL means rethinking what we know about
information literacy instruction.
• Preparing ...
Universal Design for Learning Goals
UDL helps instructors:
• Improve student access, engagement,
and achievement
• Elimina...
Learning Outcomes
• List the three main principles of UDL in order to
integrate them into information literacy instruction...
Two Stars and a Wish
Please share two things you liked and one opportunity for improvement.
Resources
• Burgstahler, S., & Cory, R. (2008). Universal Design in higher education: From
principles to practice. Cambrid...
Resources
• Dweck, C. (2006). Mindset: The new psychology of success. New York, NY: Random
House.
• Maryland State Departm...
Resources
• Rose, T. (2012, January 18). Todd Rose: Variability Matters. Address at the
Cyberlearning Research Summit, Nat...
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Supporting Student Success: UDL and Your Library, is a presentation about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) created by Claire Holmes, Sarah Burns Gilchrist, and Sarah Espinosa for the 2015 Joint Library Conference, MLA/DLA, in Ocean City, Maryland.

UDL is a design strategy used by architects, special educators, instructors, and librarians to build effective buildings, lesson plans, and instruction scenarios.

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Supporting Student Success: UDL and Your Library

  1. 1. Supporting Student Success: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Your Library Claire Holmes, Sarah Gilchrist, Sarah Espinosa Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University 2015 Joint Library Conference, MLA/DLA, May 8, 2015 All
  2. 2. UDL Librarians Claire Holmes Assistant University Librarian for Public Services Sarah Gilchrist Research and Instruction Librarian for Education and Visual Arts Sarah Espinosa Residency Librarian All
  3. 3. SlideShare Link to Supporting Student Success http://tinyurl.com/UDLSupportingStudentSuccess CH
  4. 4. Learning Outcomes • List the three main principles of UDL in order to integrate them into information literacy instruction planning • Recognize learner variability in all classrooms in order to plan information literacy instruction activities that: • engage all learners, • reduce barriers, • optimize levels of support, and • challenge personal instruction experiences or scenarios • Build a toolkit of UDL instructional design activities in order to apply UDL principles to teaching and learning CH
  5. 5. “ ” The UDL framework offers flexible instructional materials, techniques, and strategies to help us differentiate instruction to meet students’ varied needs. CAST CH
  6. 6. Universal Design for Learning History • UDL grew out of architecture • Special Educators adopted UDL • CAST focuses on neuroscience • Towson University facilitates a UDL Professional Learning Network Towson University CH
  7. 7. The Myth of the Average: Todd Rose Rose, T. (2012, January 18). Todd Rose: Variability Matters. Address at the Cyberlearning Research Summit, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/8WClnVjCEVM SE
  8. 8. SE
  9. 9. The Myth of the Average • Shoes are not average • Pilots are not average • Learner variability is the norm • Instructors need to: • Modify learning environments • Design well to remove barriers • Consider learning goals Bessie Coleman SE
  10. 10. Reflect and Share • Where have you encountered the Myth of Average? • Do you see your environment aiding or discouraging diversity? • What role do librarians play in the development of talent? Thinking SE
  11. 11. Practical Application of UDL Instruction: ARTH 391 • Scaffolded instruction • Replaced in-person session with three online sessions in Blackboard • Focused on ACRL Threshold Concepts • Included video and text instructions • Citations submitted via Google forms • Pilot project for advanced art students SG
  12. 12. Practical Application of UDL Instruction: ARTH 391 • Grading motivates students • Participation was low • Citations were good assessment • Infographics were popular SG
  13. 13. Practical Application of UDL Instruction: TSEM 102 • Ongoing assessment • Incorporates gamification • Supplemented three in-person sessions with six online sessions in Blackboard • Focused on understanding material types for correct citation styles • Included video and text instructions • Shared Audio and visual feedback SG
  14. 14. Practical Application of UDL Internship Program: • About the program • Learning environment design analysis • Online modules • Vocabulary • Modeling • Activity • Learning environment design post-analysis SE
  15. 15. UDL at a Glance CAST. (2010, January 6). UDL at a Glance [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/bDvKnY0g6e4 SG
  16. 16. Networks of the Brain Affective = Why How learners get engaged and stay motivated. How they are challenged, excited or interested. Strategic = How Planning and performing tasks. How we organize and express our ideas. Writing an essay or solving a math problem. Recognition = What How we gather facts and categorize what we see, hear, and read. Identifying letters, words, or an author’s style. SG Engagement Action & Expression Representation
  17. 17. SG UDL Principles, Guidelines, & Checkpoints Principles Guidelines Checkpoints
  18. 18. Reflect and Examine – UDL Worksheet What strategies and methods do you currently incorporate into your instruction to create more options for variable learners? • Use the UDL Worksheet to write down some of the strategies, technologies, and methods you use to provide multiple options for learning. Reflecting SG
  19. 19. Group Activity SE Share Ideas about UDL
  20. 20. Group Activity: Part One 1. Look at your UDL Worksheet. Do you feel most comfortable designing learning environments with: • Multiple options for representation? • Multiple options for action and expression? • Multiple options for engagement? 2. Locate the poster paper that lists the UDL Principle for which you feel MOST comfortable designing multiple options in your instruction. Discussion SE
  21. 21. Group Activity: Part One 3. As a group, discuss strategies, technologies, and methods you use to create multiple options for learning that relates to this UDL principle. 4. On the poster, write at least 3 strategies, technologies, and methods you incorporate in your instruction to provide multiple means of learning. • Include your name and institution on the poster or leave a business card so people may contact your if they think your strategy is brilliant! Discussion SE
  22. 22. Group Activity: Part Two 1. Locate the poster paper that lists the UDL principle for which you feel LEAST comfortable designing multiple options for instruction. 2. With your group, discuss some of the strategies, technologies, and methods that the previous group wrote on the poster paper. 3. Write your favorites on your UDL Worksheet to take home with you. Discussion SE
  23. 23. UDL, Instruction, and the Framework UDL means rethinking what we know about information literacy instruction. • Preparing for variable learners helps librarians plan for classroom visits • We can be more flexible when we arrive in an unfamiliar classroom because we plan for a variety of learners UDL guidelines align with the new ACRL information literacy Framework. SMART goal setting may be used to create new instruction scenarios. Representation CH
  24. 24. Universal Design for Learning Goals UDL helps instructors: • Improve student access, engagement, and achievement • Eliminate or reduce academic barriers • Value diversity through proactive design Instruction CH
  25. 25. Learning Outcomes • List the three main principles of UDL in order to integrate them into information literacy instruction planning • Recognize learner variability in all classrooms in order to plan information literacy instruction activities that: • engage all learners, • reduce barriers, • optimize levels of support, and • challenge personal instruction experiences or scenarios • Build a toolkit of UDL instructional design activities in order to apply UDL principles to teaching and learning CH
  26. 26. Two Stars and a Wish Please share two things you liked and one opportunity for improvement.
  27. 27. Resources • Burgstahler, S., & Cory, R. (2008). Universal Design in higher education: From principles to practice. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press. • CAST. (2015a, April 24). CAST UDL bookbuilder. Retrieved from http://udlexchange.cast.org/home • CAST. (2015b, April 24). CAST UDL exchange. Retrieved from http://udlexchange.cast.org/home • CAST. (2015c, April 24). CAST website. Retrieved from http://www.cast.org/ • CAST. (2010, January 6). UDL at a Glance [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/bDvKnY0g6e4 • Center for Individual Opportunity. (2015, April 28). The myth of average. [Infographic]. Retrieved from http://www.individualopportunity.org/infographic/ • Christie, B. (2015, April 24). UDL-Universe: A comprehensive Universal Design for Learning faculty development guide. Retrieved from http://enact.sonoma.edu/content.php?pid=218878&sid=2028805 All
  28. 28. Resources • Dweck, C. (2006). Mindset: The new psychology of success. New York, NY: Random House. • Maryland State Department of Education. (2011. December 16). UDLinks. Retrieved from iTunes and Google. • Medina, J. (2008). Brain rules: 12 principles for surviving and thriving at work, home, and school. Seattle, WA: Pear Press. • Meyer, A., Rose, D.H., & Gordon, D. (2014). Universal Design for Learning: Theory and practice. Wakefield, MA: CAST Professional Publishing. Retrieved from http://udltheorypractice.cast.org • National Center on Universal Design for Learning. (2015, April 24). UDL connect. Retrieved from http://community.udlcenter.org/ • National Center on Universal Design for Learning. (2015, May 4). UDL guidelines – Version 2.0: Download the UDL guidelines!. Retrieved from http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/udlguidelines/downloads All
  29. 29. Resources • Rose, T. (2012, January 18). Todd Rose: Variability Matters. Address at the Cyberlearning Research Summit, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/8WClnVjCEVM • Wolf, M., & Stoodley, C.J. (2007). Proust and the squid: The story and science of the reading brain. New York, NY: Harper Collins. All

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