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Teaching UDL Lesson Planning

Teaching UDL Lesson Planning | Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it

The following lesson is part of a larger unit on using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles when designing classroom curriculum. This lesson focuses on the various components of a lesson plan and the UDL supports, options and strategies included in each part of the lesson in order to create barrier-free learning. At the end of this lesson educators will be able to list and plan for the essential components of a lesson, identify and eliminate barriers in a lesson and implement a successful UDL lesson.

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ASCD Express 8.11 - Developing Self-Regulating Learners: The Critical Role of Feedback

ASCD Express 8.11 - Developing Self-Regulating Learners: The Critical Role of Feedback | Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it

All teachers wish for their students to become engaged, successful, and enthusiastic learners, and teachers often make observations such as this: I want students to take responsibility for their own learning. I want my students to be active learners.

Teachers and researchers alike recognize that students who can monitor and regulate their own learning are more effective learners (Butler & Winne, 1995). Yet teachers may not know how to help their students learn to take charge of their own learning process.

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Five Special Strategies for Teaching Tweens | MiddleWeb

Five Special Strategies for Teaching Tweens | MiddleWeb | Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
The developmental needs of tweens are unique, and flourishing as a middle grades teacher requires special skills. Expert Rick Wormeli offers five strategies.
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Portfolios (Authentic Assessment Toolbox)

Student portfolios take many forms, as discussed below, so it is not easy to describe them. A portfolio is not the pile of student work that accumulates over a semester or year. Rather, a portfolio contains a purposefully selected subset of student work. "Purposefully" selecting student work means deciding what type of story you want the portfolio to tell. For example, do you want it to highlight or celebrate the progress a student has made? Then, the portfolio might contain samples of earlier and later work, often with the student commenting upon or assessing the growth. Do you want the portfolio to capture the process of learning and growth? Then, the student and/or teacher might select items that illustrate the development of one or more skills with reflection upon the process that led to that development. Or, do you want the portfolio to showcase the final products or best work of a student? In that case, the portfolio would likely contain samples that best exemplify the student's current ability to apply relevant knowledge and skills. All decisions about a portfolio assignment begin with the type of story or purpose for the portfolio. The particular purpose(s) served, the number and type of items included, the process for selecting the items to be included, how and whether students respond to the items selected, and other decisions vary from portfolio to portfolio and serve to define what each portfolio looks like. I will describe many of the purposes and characteristics in the sections below.

 
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Visual Note-taking - Student Projects - LibGuides at Springfield Township High School

Visual Note-taking - Student Projects - LibGuides at Springfield Township High School | Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
LibGuides. Student Projects. Visual Note-taking.
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Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page

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The Authentic Assessment Toolbox site is a tutorial for learning all about authentic assessment. It is presented with hypertext and features creating authentic tasks, rubrics and standards for measuring and improving student learning. What is authentic assessment? Why do we need it? How do you do it? Answers to these questions as well as information on Standards, Rubrics, Portfolios, and Examples can be found here. Educators at all levels will find this site useful.

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Louise Lewis's comment, March 22, 2013 5:37 PM
There are some worthwhile tips in this toolbox. An example is getting started to write rubric - reflect, review, write.
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Evaluation of Differentiated Lesson

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A detailed rubric for teachers to assess their instructional plans for appropriate differentation.

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Education Week Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook: Curriculum Compacting

Education Week Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook: Curriculum Compacting | Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
Tamara Fisher explains a way to help advanced students move ahead and learn at their own level.
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Differentiating Instruction: Meeting Students Where They Are, Teaching Today, Glencoe Online

Teaching Today provides busy secondary teachers with teaching tips, free downloadable teaching materials, in-depth articles and a host of other features.
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Faculty Conversation: Carol Tomlinson on Differentiation » Articles » Curry School of Education

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Faculty Conversation: Carol Tomlinson on Differentiation » Articles » Curry School of Education http://t.co/XcFcWbL


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As the South African Department of Basic Education is introducing the concept of curriculum differentiation as an essential component of the successful delivery of the National Curriculum Statement, advice from experts such as Carol Tomlinson is very valuable.

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Universal Design: Make Your Course Accessible to EVERY Learner (video)

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January 17, 2013: Center for Teaching Excellence 3rd Annual Conference. Dr. Wendy Harbour discusses ways to design courses to make them accessible to EVERY learner."


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Dr Harbour presents ways that faculty can create courses from the start that are accessible to a variety of learners. Dr. Harbour is Director of the Taishoff Center for Inclusive Education at Syracuse University.

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Help all of your students with UDL

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Expert Kathleen McClaskey always shares such wonderful information!  Here's another insightful presentation.  Thanks Kathleen!

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ASCD Express 8.11 - Building Skills for Independent Learning

ASCD Express 8.11 - Building Skills for Independent Learning | Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it

Students must be at the center of learning, but making this happen is no simple task. Learners accustomed to sitting passively while their teachers dole out knowledge may initially be unready to take on more active roles in the classroom.

We cannot simply throw students in the deep end of the learning pool and expect them to swim. Educators must teach the noncognitive or "soft" skills that are the foundation of independent learning.

We suggest three strengths teachers should seek to develop in their students so that they can assume more responsibility as learners: self-regulation, persistence, and collaboration.

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Response: Student Engagement "Requires A Conversation"

Response: Student Engagement "Requires A Conversation" | Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival...

Student engagement is the sometimes found and often elusive Holy Grail for many of us teachers. I'm taking advantage of the opportunity offered by Cindy's question to make this topic into a two-part series, with Part Two focusing on the concept of "flow."

Today's Part One post offers some very helpful guest responses from educators Mark Barnes, Dr. Jeffrey Zoul, Heather Wolpert-Gawron, and Marsha Ratzel (plus multiple comments from readers).

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NASSP Research Memo: Universal Design for Learning - INSIGHT ...

The system given includes implementing an inclusive learning strategy known as Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The goal of this program is to reach a broader diversity of learning styles which does not require teachers to add more to their existing lessons.


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6 Ways To Start Using Online Quizzes In The Classroom

6 Ways To Start Using Online Quizzes In The Classroom | Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
As a teacher, getting your students excited for test time can be a drag. The students don’t always know what to study or how much of the material will be covered, despite what you try to outline for them.

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Online quizzes are a great tool for engagement if used well in a targeted fashion.  The author includes quizpoo.com.  Other options include www.surveymonkey.com  ; www.edmodo.comhttp://twtpoll.com/ ; .  www.todaysmeet.com is another option .  These tools can be used formatively to guide your teaching.  

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Understanding UDL

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Understanding Universal Design for Learning [UDL] http://t.co/nmcqSCFkyq #fhuedu508 #fhuedu610

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accesselearning Tutorial: Overview

A free,online ten-module tutorial that offers information, instructional techniques, and practice labs on how to make the most common needs in distance education accessible for individuals with disabilities, and enhance the usability of online materials for all students.

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The Differentiator

The Differentiator is based on Bloom's Taxonomy, Sandra Kaplan's Flip Book and Flip Book, Too, and David Chung's product menu.

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Differentiating Reading Instruction in the Language Arts Classroom, Teaching Today, Glencoe Online

English and language arts teachers spend considerable time building literacy skills with their students. This can be a challenge when students come to class with a wide variety of needs. By differentiating reading assignments, teachers can be successful in meeting the diverse needs that students bring to class. Students can build the literacy skills needed for all of their schoolwork by engaging in activities that improve their knowledge of how reading skills are transferred to other courses.

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Personalize Learning: Learners Assessing their Own Work

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Sarah Downing-Ford is a 7th grade middle school teacher in Maine who shares how her learners unpack standards and assess their own work.

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Ten ways to build resilience

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This brochure explains how to develop and use a personal strategy for enhancing resilience despite challenging life experiences.

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10 Ways to build resilience

Make connections. Good relationships with close family members, friends, or others are important. Accepting help and support from those who care about you and will listen to you strengthens resilience. Some people find that being active in civic groups, faith-based organizations, or other local groups provides social support and can help with reclaiming hope. Assisting others in their time of need also can benefit the helper.

Avoid seeing crises as insurmountable problems. You can't change the fact that highly stressful events happen, but you can change how you interpret and respond to these events. Try looking beyond the present to how future circumstances may be a little better. Note any subtle ways in which you might already feel somewhat better as you deal with difficult situations.

Accept that change is a part of living. Certain goals may no longer be attainable as a result of adverse situations. Accepting circumstances that cannot be changed can help you focus on circumstances that you can alter.

Move toward your goals. Develop some realistic goals. Do something regularly -- even if it seems like a small accomplishment -- that enables you to move toward your goals. Instead of focusing on tasks that seem unachievable, ask yourself, "What's one thing I know I can accomplish today that helps me move in the direction I want to go?"

Take decisive actions. Act on adverse situations as much as you can. Take decisive actions, rather than detaching completely from problems and stresses and wishing they would just go away.

Look for opportunities for self-discovery. People often learn something about themselves and may find that they have grown in some respect as a result of their struggle with loss. Many people who have experienced tragedies and hardship have reported better relationships, greater sense of strength even while feeling vulnerable, increased sense of self-worth, a more developed spirituality, and heightened appreciation for life.

Nurture a positive view of yourself. Developing confidence in your ability to solve problems and trusting your instincts helps build resilience.

Keep things in perspective. Even when facing very painful events, try to consider the stressful situation in a broader context and keep a long-term perspective. Avoid blowing the event out of proportion.

Maintain a hopeful outlook. An optimistic outlook enables you to expect that good things will happen in your life. Try visualizing what you want, rather than worrying about what you fear.

Take care of yourself. Pay attention to your own needs and feelings. Engage in activities that you enjoy and find relaxing. Exercise regularly. Taking care of yourself helps to keep your mind and body primed to deal with situations that require resilience.

Additional ways of strengthening resilience may be helpful. For example, some people write about their deepest thoughts and feelings related to trauma or other stressful events in their life. Meditation and spiritual practices help some people build connections and restore hope.