Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Department of Education OSEP Project Directors Conference July 21, 2009 - Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C. Learning Through Listening: Integrating.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Department of Education OSEP Project Directors Conference July 21, 2009 - Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C. Learning Through Listening: Integrating."— Presentation transcript:

1 Department of Education OSEP Project Directors Conference July 21, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C. Learning Through Listening: Integrating UDL and listening… Mike Kurdziel, Chief Program Officer, RFB&D Dr. Christy Lendman, Educational Consultant Eric McGehearty, MFA, Educational Consultant

2 The importance of listening Teaching Listening in the classroom Understanding listening in todays environment Presentation Overview

3 Integral to language development and reading Foundation for critical thinking Essential for effective communication A workplace necessity Listening: An important Skill A core literacy of the 21 st Century

4 Little time for explicit instruction Teachers do most of the talking Rote drills are the norm Students with disabilities spend more time on basic skills And yet…

5 Teaching Listening Provides for alternative access Engages and motivates students Creates a positive classroom environment Gives students a life-long skill

6 Teaching Listening Listening skills can be taught explicitly, through direct instruction and in multiple formats.

7 Learning Through Listening Website Supports Listening to Learn Using Audio books RFB&D trainings Lesson plans, graphic organizers, and activities Universal Design for Learning (UDL) philosophy

8 Learning Through Listening Website Supports Learning to Listen Listening research & resources Listening Skills Inventory Interactive listening activities

9 Lavelle Listening Curriculum Project Lavelle Fund for the Blind Listening Skills curriculum adapted for B/VI students Lesson plans Listening strategies and activities Listening Skills Inventory (LSI)

10

11 New - Interactive Essays Developed in partnership with Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) Interactive Essays have both text and multi-media components highlight listening as a 21 st century skill- an important component of a universally designed curriculum Strategies and resources for teaching listening Profiles of expert listeners A guide to audio tools for classroom use

12 Interactive Essays – A Guide Module 1: Listening and the UDL Framework Module 2: Audio in the classroom Module 3: A Digital Audio Omnibus

13 Interactive Essays – A Guide, cont. Module 4: Expert listeners Module 5: Listening in the Classroom Module 6: Listening Outside the Classroom

14

15 Listening in a Multimedia Environment Multi modal presentations show increased comprehension Students with learning disabilities showed a 38% increase in content acquisition Multitasking v.s. Multisensory Grades 4-8 New Jersey, Rutgers University Study,

16 and RFB&D

17 Collision of a Fourth Grader Eric McGehearty Books in Concrete and a School Desk 5 x 6 x

18 Success in College and Graduate School Power Listening Skills Proactive Listening Audio Books

19 Synapse Eric McGehearty Copper, Plastic and Steel 5x 10 (variable) 2003

20 Now that Im a Father

21 Questions?


Download ppt "Department of Education OSEP Project Directors Conference July 21, 2009 - Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C. Learning Through Listening: Integrating."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google