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1KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008Universal Design for Learning: An Educational Environment for ALL StudentsLinnie LeeAssistive Technology ConsultantKentucky Dept. of EducationFeb 22, 2008
2To those who attended this presentation: KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008To those who attended this presentation:Some of the links went to software on my computer. I have updated the links to go to the site where you can find it.
3Relationship to other pedagogy Examples of application KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008Overview of SessionUDL BackgroundRelationship to other pedagogyExamples of application
4Universal Design Ramps Curb Cuts Electric Doors Captions on Television KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008Universal DesignRampsCurb CutsElectric DoorsCaptions on TelevisionEasy Grip Tools
5Universal Design Not one size fits all – but alternatives. KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008Universal DesignNot one size fits all – but alternatives.Designed from the beginning, not added on later.Increases access opportunities for everyone
6It’s About Accessibility: KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008Barriers are the problem, not the student!It’s About Accessibility:“If you can’t get in the door,there’s no reason to want what’s inside.”
7Assumptions of UDL Typical classes are highly diverse KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008Assumptions of UDLTypical classes are highly diverseNo single option will work for all studentsTeacher adjustments benefit all learnersRetrofitting is more costly for teacher and studentCurriculum needs fixing, not the studentsCurriculum materials must be flexible, varied, and diverse
9KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008UDL and Brain ResearchRecent research in neuroscience shows that each brain processes information differently.The way we learn is as individual as DNA or fingerprints.In its research, CAST has identified three primary brain networks and the roles they play in learning.
10Three Interconnected Brain Networks KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008Three Interconnected Brain NetworksRecognition Network (what)Gathering informationHow we identify and categorize what we see, hear, and read.Strategic Network (how)Planning and performing tasks.How we organize and express our ideas.Affective Network (why)How students are engaged and motivated.How they are challenged, excited, or interested.
12KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008Three UDL PrinciplesRepresent information in multiple formats and mediaProvide multiple pathways for students' action and expressionProvide multiple ways to engage students' interest and motivation
13Universal Design for Learning… KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008Universal Design for Learning……incorporates a number of best and promising practices in education under one umbrella.
14UDL Differentiated Instruction Zone of Proximal Development KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008UDLDifferentiated InstructionLearning StylesMultiple IntelligencesBrain ResearchScaffoldingZone of Proximal DevelopmentTechnology IntegrationClassroom ManagementResponse to Intervention
15Common Themes under the UDL Umbrella KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008Common Themes under the UDL UmbrellaMeet students where they are and take them to the next level.The right amount of support at the right timeNot too easy, not too hard.Be flexible
16KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008Universal Design for Learning and Differentiated Instruction: a comparison
17Universal Design for Learning calls for ... KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008Universal Design for Learning calls for ...Multiple means of representation (Recognition)to give learners various ways of acquiring information and knowledgeMultiple means of expression (Strategic)to provide learners alternatives for demonstrating what they knowMultiple means of engagement (Affective)to tap into learners' interests, offer appropriate challenges, and increase motivation
18Differentiated Instruction provides different avenues to learning: KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008Differentiated Instruction provides different avenues to learning:Contentinformation, ideas, concepts, materialsProcessplanning, goal-setting, defense of view-point, research, editingProductSize, construction, durability, expert-level expectations, parts
19UDL DI Content – how delivered, and what student should know KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008UDL DIContent – how delivered, and what student should knowProcess – how students will learnProduct – how students demonstrate knowledgeMultiple means of representationMultiple means of expressionMultiple means of engagement
20UDL DI Proactive Flexible Multiple approaches to learning KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008UDL DIProactiveFlexibleMultiple approaches to learningStudent-centeredA blend of best practices in instructionFocuses on removing barriersEmphasis on technologyRooted in assessment
21Tools for Implementation of UDL KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008Tools for Implementation of UDLTextreadersRead and Write GoldMicrosoft ReaderGoogle listLook forChoice of voice, speed, incrementStart, stop or pause anywhereTo add Text-to-speech to Microsoft Reader go to:Read in Microsoft Reader (RMR) is an updated creation tool for consumers. With this add-in, you can use Microsoft Word version 2003 or Microsoft Word version 2002 to create and publish your own Microsoft Reader eBook content. Using the Read in Microsoft Reader add-in, you can turn anything you want to read into a Microsoft Reader eBook with the simple click of a button and take advantage of the enhanced benefits of Microsoft Reader with ClearType display technology. You can use the RMR add-in to convert new or existing Word documents and benefit from the features and convenience of Microsoft Reader. PLEASE NOTE, I am still trying to figure out how to do this in Word 2007.
22Which Network? Recognition acquire information and knowledge Strategic KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008Which Network?Recognitionacquire information and knowledgeStrategicorganize and demonstrate what we knowAffectivetap into interests,offer appropriate challengeincrease motivation
23Tools for Implementation of UDL KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008Tools for Implementation of UDLGraphic OrganizersInspiration / KidspirationOther ExamplesRWG Fact MapperBubbl.usReadWriteThink
27Tools for Implementation of UDL KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008Tools for Implementation of UDLAssignment choicesReading LevelWordWebScience SongsAppletsWhich Network?
28KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008During Unit Planning:What does it mean for my students to understand this topic in ways that are relevant, are authentic, and give them power as learners?
29During Lesson Planning: KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008During Lesson Planning:What can I do to make sure each of my learners is fully supported (needs are met) in growing as fast and as far as possible in understanding this topic?
30During Implementation: KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008During Implementation:How might I learn more about my students as I watch them interact with the content and the ways I set about to teach it?
31KAGE ConferenceFeb 22, 2008Think – Pair – ShareWhat have you learned about UDL today that you will apply in your work next week?