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UDL and D.W. Merritt School

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BC: UDL Presentation Susan Grant Walden University Reaching and Engaging All Learners through Technology EDUC 6714 Dr. Derby 5/24/2011

FC: Universal Design for Learning by Susan Grant

1: Inspiration for the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Dr. Rose: UDL is based upon the universal design in architecture. Just as all people have a right to access buildings, it is the same with learning. All students have a right for accessing learning. Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2009). Reaching and engaging all learners through technology. Baltimore: Author

2: Examples of universal design in our physical environment: Parking spaces - larger for the handicapped Numbers on doors also in Braille Instruction manuals in multiple languages Closed captioning on television shows.

3: Three Principles of Universal Design for Learning

4: 1. Provide Multiple Means of Representation Allowing students to learn using a mix of the five senses. http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/udlguidelines/principle1

5: 2. Provide options for language, mathematical expressions, and symbols Use Visuwords to illustrate vocabulary http://www.visuwords.com/

6: 3. Provide Multiple Means of Engagement Develop goals with students and display in various ways. http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/udlguidelines/principle3#principle3_g8

7: The role of technology with the Universal Design for Learning

8: Technology makes it easier to design individual plans for unique learners. Software programs can be used to help in intervention with students that need this for their learning needs.

9: Technology gives great flexibility in meeting the needs of our diverse students.

10: Technology can help foster an interest in learning

11: Technology allows students with special needs to stay within the classroom - the least restrictive environment

12: Technology is a wonderful tool for UDL because it can be integrated seamlessly into the classroom curriculum, to help all students.

13: Technology can be used as a hook for lessons.

14: The impact on learning in my school using UDL

15: Computers can be used for voice to text capabilities.

16: Technology makes creating Concept Maps easy!

17: Various websites can be used for drill and review

18: What brain research reveals about learning differences The Recognition Network Some students utilize this network more than others. This learner gathers details and facts put into categories. More information can be found at: http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/udltechnology

19: The Strategic Network - How a student learns If a student favors the strategic network part of the brain, he/she is a planner and excels in projects that follow a plan that he/she has created. Example: Essays http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/udltechnology

20: The Affective Network Students engage in learning differently. Some enjoy new ideas and projects; others prefer to use dependable and tried projects. http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/udltechnology

21: UDL Supports Students' Diversity

22: UDL supports cultural diversity An electronic family tree can be researched and created by those that culturally value roots and family traditions.

23: UDL also supports ethnic diversity Electronic posters can be make to display celebrations in native countries.

24: UDL supports differences in linguistics among students Software is available to help ESL student understand classroom reading.

25: Finally, UDL supports academic diversity within the classroom | Students can be challenged academically with assignments in concept mapping, 3-D drawings and PowerPoint

26: The place of technology in UDL is as a tool in reaching the diverse needs of students within the classroom.

27: You use a different tool to meet different needs

28: CAST online tools and resources

29: UDL Book Builder | This site allows teachers to create interactive books | to help student in reading skills & comprehension. http://www.cast.org/learningtools/book_builder/index.html

30: CAST Book Builder could be used in our current Reading Recovery program that involves grades 1 - 5

31: CAST UDL Editions Gives help to readers of classic literature. http://www.cast.org/learningtools/udl_editions/index.html

32: In my language arts classes, UDL Editions can help with vocabulary and background information.

33: CAST UDL Strategy Tutor This tool helps students and teachers search the web and read sites effectively. http://cst.cast.org/cst/guest/SPAGE,whatis

34: CAST Strategy Tutor can be used by all our teachers to guide our students in effective Internet research.

35: Upgraded learning ahead at D.W. Merritt School !

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