A colleague of mine recently asked me to share my top ten favorite apps for “Special Education in the Inclusive Classroom”, which is actually something that I am asked to do quite often. Unfortunately, that list does not exist.
Here is an excellent video produced by CAST to help understand learner variability
"Learning Goal Participants will be able to explain how the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework helps educators address systematic learner variability.
Essential Questions > Why are curricula limited if they are designed for the 'average' learner? > What makes learner variability systematic? > Why is it important for educators to know about systematic learner variability?"
Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs.
Laura Lippincott has been learning sign language for the past 30 years. She works for a non-profit organization, interpreting for clients in a variety of settings ranging from doctors’ offices to work environments.