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Universal Design for Learning: Multiple means of representation, of expression, of engagement
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Personalize Learning: Toolkit

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How do you personalize learning? First you need to know what personalized learning is. Here is a new site that provides resources, research, models, examples, and stories. This page provides a toolkit that can help your organization begin personalizing learning to meet the needs of all learners. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides the framework in personalizing learning for all learners. UDL also guides the design of the Personal Learner Profile[TM]. It provides the UDL lens to select the appropriate tools for the Personal Learning Backpack[TM] that helps them access information, engage content, and express what they know. UDL guides how Personalized Learning meets the Common Core. 

 

 


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Clearing the Path with UDL

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides a lens that educators can use to make content accessible for all students. See how Kit Hard from the St. Clair County RESA uses technology to clear the path for all learners.

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Curricular Opportunities in the Digital Age | Students at the Center

Curricular Opportunities in the Digital Age | Students at the Center | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

This paper explores how new digital technologies can be used to design curricula that are flexible enough to adapt readily to individual differences. The authors propose that universal design for learning—as the confluence of advances in the neuroscience of human variability and in multimedia technologies—can create an “ecology for learning” which provides rich, diverse, student-centered learning pathways for all students.

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Stages of Learning – Knowing your Learners » Universally Designed

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Jason Gibson makes some important points about how to meet the need of ALL learners.  First and foremost, know your learners before you decide on an instructional  strategy and the technology you may use.  How do you do this?  Use the UDL Class Learning Profile.

 

"I wanted to share a foundational principle for meeting the needs of ALL learners. Before you select the technology, you must identify the strategy. Before you select the strategy, you have to know where your learners are in regards to the content/skill you are teaching! Knowing this will allow you to make the best instructional (including when, what, and how with technology) decision for each learner. Haring, et al., 1978 was one of the earliest to dive into these stages and it has moved forward with a few minor changes through the years. Here they are (drumroll please!): Acquisition, Fluency, Maintenance, and Generalization."


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Technology Learning Stations: Reaching Every Student | Alliance for Excellent Education

Technology Learning Stations: Reaching Every Student | Alliance for Excellent Education | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Are you overwhelmed by all the challenges facing classroom teachers today? Do you wonder if you are meeting all the needs of your diverse students? Do you long to add some creative, student-driven activities in your classroom, but don’t know where to begin? If you answered yes to any of these questions, learning stations may be the answer you’ve been looking for. 

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Teaching in Today's Inclusive Classrooms: A Universal Design for Learning Approach

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A concise, accessible, and current main text for the Introduction to Inclusive Teaching course. It is the only inclusion textbook available with a consistent, integrated emphasis on Universal Design for Learning (UDL)--an important, contemporary educational philosophy focused on using strategies and tools to help ALL students by accommodating their differences. This text also provides foundational information about children with disabilities who are included in today's classrooms, and the most effective strategies for teaching them alongside their typically developing peers. Featuring new case studies and sound research-based teaching and learning strategies, this hands-on text offers pre-service and in-service teachers a practical, flexible framework for effective instruction, classroom management, assessment, and collaboration in today's diverse classrooms.

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Educational Leadership:Interventions That Work:Differentiated Instruction and RTI: A Natural Fit

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Differentiated instruction and Response to Intervention share a central goal: to modify instruction until it meets the needs of all learners.

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A Comprehensive Approach to RTI: Embedding Universal Design for Learning and Technology

Response to intervention (Rtl) provides tiered levels of supports to all students and allows for increasingly more inten- sive and individualized instruction. Similarly, universal design for learning (UDL) addresses needs of students by proactively plan- ning for instructional, environmental, and technology supports to allow all students to effectively access and engage in instruction. Although these two frameworks are widely accepted as structures for supporting students with diverse learning needs, the relation- ship between them has not been adequately developed. This arti- cle describes how an ecological Rtl framework that integrates scientifically based instructional strategies, proactive instruc- tional design, and purposeful technology use can provide a more seamless support system for all students.

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Meeting the Needs of All Students - Online Article

The real challenge for educators, is to provide learning opportunities in the general-education curriculum that are inclusive and effective for all students.
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Universal Design for Learning: The next big thing in school reform? | eSchool News

Universal Design for Learning: The next big thing in school reform? | eSchool News | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

As educators brace for new reforms, what will these changes look like? How will assessments and curriculum differ from previous versions? How can all students get the best education possible?

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UDL in the Classroom - Reaching All Students with Technology - Classroom 2.0

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Lisa Parisi will be presenting on UDL in the Classroom at the 2012 Social Learning Summit.  Here is a description of the presentation that will be filled with great strategies in using social media in a UDL classroom.

 

Session Description: We, as educators, are faced with many different challenges. We have a large amount of curriculum to cover, tests our students must do well on, and a public who believes one size fits all works in the classroom. Our students are getting burned out quickly. And one size fits all does not take into account the learning disabled child, the ADHD child, the hearing impaired child, the bored child, the struggling reader, the math phobic child, the artistic child, the leader, the follower, or any other "out of the norm" student (whatever that might be). Web 2.0 tools afford us the opportunity to help all students meet the curricular requirements, demonstrate knowledge, learn, and enjoy school. Learn how to use collaborative tools such as Google docs, presentation tools like Glogster, and research tools such as Discovery Streaming to enliven your classroom. Today, there is no excuse for not reaching all children. Come hear how easy it is."


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PowerUp What Works: UDL-based Approaches for Your Classroom

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PowerUp is a free website for school leaders and Grade 4-6 teachers who want to know how to use technology to help all students excel. It features current research and guides Leadership Teams in using data-driven decision-making to help teachers create PowerUp Classrooms. Become a part of a field test and learn how to transform your classroom through UDL-based approached for students with disabilities and their classmates.


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CEC Member Brings UDL to the Senate!

George Van Horn, Special Education Director at the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC) in Colombus, Indiana and current Indiana CEC President implemented a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework across his district.  This month he was able to share his successes in a Senate hearing titled "The Promise of Accessible Technology: Challenges and Opportunities". The Superintendent of BCSC, Dr. John Quick explained that UDL is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. Dr. Quick described how his district worked for years to implement UDL and how it incorporated technology into its student’s lives.  "Moreover, he emphasized the point that although UDL specifically benefits students with disabilities, it benefits all students in the district and is used to help everyone better access knowledge and demonstrate learning growth. Training for professionals working in the schools is essential and in BCBS all teachers undergo a three day UDL workshop at the beginning of the year to ensure they can fully integrate UDL throughout their practice."


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UDL is for everyone!

"This week I have been investigating Universal Design for Learning (UDL). I believe that is really for everyone. Many of the changes for those labeled "disabled" make life easier for all of us. Today's post investigates some of the iPad apps designed to aid us."

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Equal Access in General Curriculum

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Once we understand that our students with learning difficulties incite better instructional design for all students, we begin to see that the curriculum itself also needs to be re-evaluated - It cannot continue to be a "one size fits most" approach (Rose, Meyer, Hitchcock, 2005).

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The Creative Touch to Reach All Learners

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Celebrating Educators Who Understand We Need More Creative Ways to Reach ALL Learners.

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UDL Supports Engagement & Success of All Youth

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Online Article from The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth

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