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Designing Instruction to Reach 21 st Century Learners Carol Cherson Not a Member please sign up: www.verizonfoundation.org/thinkfinity-registe r Member?? Sign into : New Jersey Thinkfinity Group
2 Welcome to the Gift that Keeps on Giving Basics- front page –www.thinkfinity.orgfront page –How to operate Search - Core Curriculum Brain – how it works Learning – why allowing UDL ideology into your curriculum and daily use is important –Choice allows for investment into your Why Thinkfinity is a gift for anyone that is using differentiating/allowing choice
90 Minutes of Directed Learning = Zzzzz… ?!?!? Huh? Memorize the formula. Blah, blah, blah, Gravity, blah, blah, blah, Newton …..
What is Universal DesignWhat is Universal Design? Universal design focuses on the central idea that all people, even those with disabilities, will be able to effectively use and interact with their environment. While universal design had its start in architecture, the concept has been applied to several other disciplines including education and technology.
UDL Principles UDL principles help educators customize their teaching for individual differences in each of these three brain networks. A universally-designed curriculum offers a chance for all children to learn in an environment of choiceActivity Go to www.cast.orgwww.cast.org www.udlcenter.org
Menus = Choice Helping our children to learn is best effected if there is an element of choice Using a menu allows for this concept to become a reality Today we are using a menu to learn more about UDL
7 Acrostic Poems Can be used for: K-12 and older Lessons to go with this amazing interactive Lessons Read Write Think Wonderopolis Can download for Apple and Android Subject: ReadingReading Wonder of the Day Trading Cards Has an IOS app too Lessons Letter Generator Can be used in all subjects Lessons Arts Edge Wonderful site that offers so much Multimedia Lessons Comic Creator Can be used for: K-12 and older Lessons to go with this amazing interactive: Lessons MapMaker How to Use Teaching resources Edsitement Resources Example of a Generic English/ Language Arts Menu Items/Ideas Using Thinkfinity Always Free
8. Example of a Generic Math and Science Menu Items/Ideas Using Thinkfinity Calculation Nation Can compete against the computer or other students Look through Illuminations for lessons Illuminations Smithsonian Important to do a search all of the sites to be sure you are getting all lessons, podcasts, etc. Thanksgiving Dinner EconedLinkEconedLink a wonderful and very current site ScienceNetlinks Gravity Launch Lessons to go along with interactiveLessons All Systems Go Nurses with a computer Gotta love it 3D Brain Can be used to help students understand their brain (UDL) Always Free
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Thanks for…….. Thanks for…….. Taking the time to begin teaching to how children learn. Allowing yourself to embrace new ideology and one of the best FREE educational resources available Sharing your thoughts