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UDL Meeting the needs of all learners EDUC 7109 – Dr. McPherson Pamela Graydon Spring 2014
What is Universal Design for Learning? UDL is a design for instruction and classroom that includes all learners. NOTE: To change images on this slide, select a picture and delete it. Then click the Insert Picture icon in the placeholder to insert your own image. Inclusive education, or inclusion, has been globally recognized as a goal for educational systems around the world (Curcic, 2009; Katz, 2012b).
Learning Environment A classroom that has students that are regular education, exceptional needs, and learning disabilities The teacher applies UDL principles to meet the needs of all students through differentiation through modification through rigor and engagement Traditionally, the teacher would use resources such as manipulatives, large print, flashcards, leveled readers, etc.
Three Principals of UDL Recognition How information is taught Students make connections, understand, and process. Strategy How students process information Students ability to summarize what they have learned Application of skills Affect How students apply new information Engaging in real world scenarios Relating information Application becomes routine
Three Principals of UDL: What it means Recognition Multiple formats to represent information Strategy Provide practice Guided Supported Affect Leveled or scaffold instruction Provide incentives Student selected content
How does it work? Impact on Learning Collaboration Analysis of student interests, strengths, and weaknesses Instructional strategies that provide equal access to learning for every student
Technology & UDL “The use of digital technologies allows for the implementation of inclusive instructional strategies by providing multiple means of representation, action and expression, and engagement, based on the Universal Design Learning (UDL) framework.” (Pellerin, 2013).
Technology Integration of technology can expand the way teachers present information meet the diverse needs in the classroom.
CAST ONLINE TOOLS UDL BOOK BUILDERhttp://bookbuilder.cast.org/Developing reading skills instruction for struggling readers UDL LESSON BUILDERhttp://lessonbuilder.cast.org/Create UDL lessons that will consider and removes barriers to learning STRATEGY TUTORhttp://cst.cast.org/cst/auth- login Create integrated lessons for students in upper elementary age level students using research-based strategies
SOURCES Katz, J. (2013). The Three Block Model of Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Engaging students in inclusive education. Canadian Journal Of Education, 36(1), 153-194. Pellerin, M. (2013). E-inclusion in Early French Immersion Classrooms: Using Digital Technologies to Support Inclusive Practices That Meet the Needs of All Learners. Canadian Journal Of Education, 36(1), 44-70. CAST (CAST, Inc. 1999-2013). Retrieved from http://www.cast.org/index.html.http://www.cast.org/index.html