Presentation on theme: "Universal Design for Learning"— Presentation transcript:
1 Universal Design for Learning Deborah Newton, Ed.D.Adam Goldberg, Ed.D.
2 Goals Identify the 3 basic principles of UDL Integrate UDL principles into your coursesAccess resources to support UDL
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4 Definition of Universal Design Universal Design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.The Center for Universal Design, NC State University
17 14 Common Elements of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in the College Classroom REPRESENTATIONUtilize multiple methods of expressing general course content utilizing different modes (visual, graphic, verbal, auditory, etc.) so students have varied ways to access the course content.Provide multiple ways of clearly identifying and explaining essential course concepts (lecture with guided notes, etc.).Ensure accessibility in all course content and materials (accessible websites, captioned videos, e-textbooks, etc.).Provide examples and/or illustrations of all major course assignments or activities.
18 Class Examples of Multiple means of representation Used various methods to present content for each lesson: PowerPoint, video, whole-class discussions, group workDifferent techniques to create a set of tangrams: Teacher-directed vs. onlinePosted all documents and readings online (MySCSU) so students could access info in their preferred manner
27 14 Common Elements of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in the College Classroom EXPRESSIONOffer clear and specific feedback on assignments and encourage re-submission of assignments as appropriate.Allow students to demonstrate their knowledge of subject matter through a variety of means (oral presentation, written report etc.).Encourage the use of assistive, adaptive or other technologies to ensure that students can accurately express what they know.Provide clear guidelines and/or evaluation rubrics for all major course assignments or activities.
28 Multiple means of expression Gave students option of either doing a standard review or some other context. 2 did their review in PowerPoint format, 1 wrote a poemAllowed rewrites on certain assignments with the idea that the goal is for students to learn, even if it isn’t on the first tryLesson plan assignment- Chunked
29 Affective Network Activity Let’s look at the picture again.What grabs your attention?
35 14 Common Elements of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in the College Classroom ENGAGEMENTOffer varied instructional methods to involve students in the learning process throughout the semester (lecture, small group work, online assignments, class discussion, etc.).Encourage natural support systems (study buddy, partner work, study groups, etc.) in and outside of class.Provide alternatives for students on how they can participate or complete all major course assignments or activities.
36 Multiple means of engagement Made the course even more hands-on than in previous semestersBrought elementary students in for students to work withMade everything real-worldPodcasts of ad campaignsTried to begin every lesson with a “grabber”Brought in pictures, video to help
37 Functional Magnetic Resonance Images (fMRI) Blue = low to moderate level of activityRed = high level of activityYellow = extremely high level of activity
40 So How Can You Do It? Start small Try giving students choices on one assignmentMake a conscious effort to vary delivery methodsProvide alternatives toAccessing informationEngaging with concepts to be learnedProvide opportunities for multiple exposuresWorking independently, in pairs, small groupResponding orally or digitally“14 UDL Elements”