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

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The UDL Curriculum Toolkit is a web-based platform that allows for the development and publication of web-based curricula and other content built according to the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

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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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30 Inspiring Pinterest Pins for Teachers

30 Inspiring Pinterest Pins for Teachers | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Share these pins with others in the profession and anyone on the web who wants to learn more about education.

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Thomas Suarez - iPhone Application Developer... and 6th Grader

Thomas Suarez is a 6th grade student at a middle school in the South Bay of Los Angeles. When Apple released the Software Development Kit (SDK), he began to create and sell his own applications. "My parents, my friends and even the people at the Apple store all supported me," he says, "and Steve Jobs inspired me". Thomas points out that it's hard to learn how to make an app. "For soccer you could go to a soccer team ... but what if you want to make an app?" He's started a club for fellow students at school, where he shares his knowledge of programming. Thomas articulates his vision that students are a valuable new technology resource to teachers, and should be empowered to offer assistance in developing the technology curriculum and also assist in delivering the lessons.Thomas has been fascinated by computers and technology since before kindergarten. Recently, he's been focused on the development of applications for the iPhone, and has established his own company, CarrotCorp http://www.carrotcorp.com/

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The Council for Exceptional Children

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The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

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Preparing for a Different Kind of Middle Grades Classroom

Preparing for a Different Kind of Middle Grades Classroom | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Descriptions of this next generation of classroom paint pictures of places where self-directed learning, student choice, and engagement built around enduring understanding are paramount. The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is currently being applied to both the development and assessment of Common Core State Standards to measure student achievement. UDL, with origins in the neurosciences, prescribes flexible approaches to learning that are adjusted to meet the individual needs of students.

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Centre for Academic and Faculty Enrichment - UDL

Centre for Academic and Faculty Enrichment - UDL | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Good teaching and learning starts with a well thought-out curriculum. Here at Durham we have developed a number of tools to guide you through the milestones of curriculum development and maintenance. This section has the guides, templates, and tools that you’ll need for developing quality curriculum with a special unit on UDL.

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Universal Design for Learning Series

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Offered by the National Center on Universal Design for Learning (UDL), the UDL Series provides web-based rich media presentations and resources to increase understanding of the UDL framework, enhance utilization of UDL tools, processes, and resources, support effective UDL implementation, and inform UDL advocates, families, and communities about professional development and policy initiatives.

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U.S. Department of Education Invests in Research and Development of Next Generation Digital Supports for Reading Improvement

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs has awarded CAST and Vanderbilt University, along with leading curriculum development partners, $10 million over five years to launch a national R&D center to develop innovative, technology-based approaches to improve literacy for middle-school students with disabilities.

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A Practical Reader in Universal Design for Learning

A Practical Reader in Universal Design for Learning | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Anne Meyer and David H. Rose bring together a collection of articles on the practical, classroom dimensions of the UDL revolution in education. The authors offer insights on learner differences, the capacities of new media in the classroom, and effective teaching and assessment practices. The volume also includes lessons from teacher professional development workshops, classroom-based research, and UDL practitioners themselves.

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