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Introduction to Universal Design Universal Design was a term coined by architect Ronald Mace. Design Principles for the whole population: 1.Equitable Use 2.Flexibility in Use 3.Simple & Intuitive 4.Perceptible Information 5.Tolerance for Error 6.Low Physical Effort 7.Size/Space for Approach & Use
Universal Design in Education Educational framework based on research in the learning sciences that foster development of flexible learning environments which support individual learning differences. Recognition Networks “the what” Most of posterior half of brain’s cortex recognizes patterns (visual, auditory, and olfactory stimuli) to help receive and analyze information.
UDL Foundations: Brain-based Learning Networks Strategic Networks “the how” The frontal lobes are responsible for planning and executing actions. Affective Networks “the why” The limbic system (core of the brain) is the network responsible for emotion and helps evaluate and set priorities.
UDL 3 Principles for Effective Instruction Principle I. Provide Multiple Means of Representation (1) Providing the same information through different sensory modalities (e.g., through vision, hearing, or touch) Customize display of information Students have options to customize the display of information and choose a template that works for them. Alternatives for auditory information Students have options to hear auditory information through the use of video captioning in order to make content accessible to students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf blind. Alternatives for visual information Students have options for visual information through text-to-speech application for students who are visually Impaired.
UDL 3 Principles for Effective Instruction (2) Options for Language and Symbols Options that define vocabulary and symbols Students understand and define vocabulary and symbols through image cues and a text based definition to increase depth of vocabulary knowledge. Options that clarify syntax and structure Students can use an auto summarize tool which highlights the structural features of a document to help clarify structure. Options for decoding text or mathematical notation Students can use multiple means of representation to help students decode mathematical notation. Options that promote cross-linguistic understanding Students can use an online dictionary in their native languages to help build vocabulary and background knowledge. Options that illustrate key concepts non-linguistically Students can use a visual dictionary illustrating key concepts non-linguistically.
UDL 3 Principles for Effective Instruction (3) Options for comprehension Options that provide or activate background knowledge Strategies on this online blog includes ideas and examples that help anchor instruction by activating relevant background knowledge. Options that highlight critical features, big ideas, and relationships Highlights critical features by decreasing distractions and helps students focus on the main idea.
UDL 3 Principles for Effective Instruction Principle II. Provide Multiple Means of Action And Expression (4) Options for physical action Options in the mode of physical response Virtual keyboard where students can type using a mouse, trackball, or similar pointing device. Options in the means of navigation Students with print-disabilities can use formats such as Braille, audio, large print, and electronic text. (5) Options for executive functions Options that guide effective goal-setting Worksheets that help students set goals.
UDL 3 Principles for Effective Instruction Options that support planning and strategy development Organizational features support students' ability to plan and strategize Options that facilitate managing information and resources Graphic organizer tools to help students manage information, resources and organize their thoughts. Options that enhance capacity for monitoring progress With the iPad, teachers can now easily walk around and record the information on an ongoing basis.
UDL 3 Principles for Effective Instruction Principle III. Provide Multiple Means of Engagement (7) Options for recruiting interest Options that increase individual choice and autonomy Free reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children can choose from thousands of book titles to motivate interest. (8) Options for sustaining effort and persistence Options that heighten salience of goals and objectives Rubric Maker is a great resource for creating rubrics that make goals and objectives meaningful to students. (9) Options for self-regulation Options that develop self-assessment and reflection An effective way to develop students' self-reflection and assessment skills.
Potential Impact of UDL on Student Learning When teachers Set Goals, Analyze status, Apply UDL, and Teach UDL lessons, student learning will increase and can improve educational outcomes for diverse learners by applying the principles to the development of goals, instructional methods, classroom materials and assessments.
CAST Online Tools CAST UDL Curriculum Self-Check Lesson or unit evaluation tool where teachers can use the self-check option to remove any barriers in their curriculum (goals, methods, materials, and assessment) which may hinder learning. Good reflection tool for teachers. CAST Lesson Builder Offers customized model lesson plans and strategies to create lessons that support UDL principles. Cast Strategy Teacher Access professional development resources, check the database of teacher-created lessons that you can use or revise for your own classes, or create your own strategy-supported lessons.