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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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Access the toolkit at:
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http://www.personalizelearning.com/p/toolkit.html
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Personalized Learning Toolkit

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The KY Virtual Library for Kids Research Portal - Why UDL?

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Kentucky Virtual Library has creared a visual tool to help students do research.  This is an excellent model of how to present a step by step approach in a visual way that includes a set of tasks that students can follow in conducting research. 

 

 


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Gifted Education Symbaloo

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This webmix links to Gifted Education resources, plus tools that students can use for independent research, projects, and study.

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OLogy

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Designed as a place for children to ask questions, get answers, and meet real “OLogists,” this award-winning site features hands-on activities, articles, games, and OLogy “cards” that kids can collect and use in online projects. OLogy invites children to explore the Museum’s rich and diverse content, including its scientific research and collections.


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The Contours of Inclusion: Inclusive Arts Teaching and Learning

The purpose of this publication is to share models and case examples of the process of inclusive arts curriculum design and evaluation. The first section explains the conceptual and curriculum frameworks that were used in the analysis and generation of the featured case studies (i.e. Understanding by Design, Differentiated Instruction, and Universal Design for Learning). Data for the cases studies was collected from three urban sites (i.e. Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Boston) and included participant observations, student and teacher interviews, curriculum documentation, digital documentation of student learning, and transcripts from discussion forum and teleconference discussions from a professional learning community. The initial case studies by Glass and Barnum use the curricular frameworks to analyze and understand what inclusive practices look like in two case studies of arts-in-education programs that included students with disabilities. The second set of precedent case studies by Kronenberg and Blair, and Jenkins and Agois Hurel uses the frameworks to explain their process of including students by providing flexible arts learning options to support student learning of content standards. Both sets of case studies illuminate curricular design decisions and instructional strategies that supported the active engagement and learning of students with disabilities in educational settings shared with their peers. The second set of cases also illustrate the reflective process of using frameworks like Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to guide curricular design, responsive instructional differentiation, and the use of the arts as a rich, meaningful, and engaging option to support learning. Appended are curriculum design and evaluation tools. (Individual chapters contain references.)

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Principles of universal design for learning: What is the value of UDL training on accessible pedagogy?

With the increase in online courses and the associated rise in the number of disabled students enrolling, there are specific expectations for faculty members to prepare courses to be accessible. This study, using feedback from a sample of seven community college faculty members, explored the value of training in universal design for learning (UDL) on the design of accessible online courses, using a pre-experimental, cross-sectional, mixed methods design. Findings from the study indicated a statistically significant increase, pre test to posttest, in overall knowledge of the principles of UDL as well as a statistically significant increase, pretest to posttest, in importance placed on the design of accessible courses. These findings were supported by the embedded qualitative data which included concrete examples of how the use of UDL principles and design strategies was stronger in the posttest results. The outcomes of this study indicated that providing training for faculty members about the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) is important in terms of the effective design of accessible online courses. The results also highlighted the value of UDL training with the necessity for educational institutions to comply with disability related laws and the continued growth in the number of disabled students enrolling in the online courses. As this growth continues, the need to design online courses that are accessible will becomes more critical to the field of instructional design. Findings from this study indicated that this need can be effectively addressed by making UDL training an integral part of professional development for community college (an possibly other) faculty members who design their own courses.

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UDL Implementation and Research Network

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Founded in late 2010, UDL-IRN organization is focused on supporting UDL implementation and research. 

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Universal Design for Learning in a Digital Multimedia Environment

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 This Research in Brief article provides an overview of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and highlights research on instructional strategies in a digital multimedia environment that exemplifies the three principles of UDL.

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Library Instruction

This article introduces Universal Design for Learning (UDL), an emerging paradigm to “design course instruction, materials, and content to benefit people of all learning styles without adaption or retrofitting.” The study explores multiple UDL principles that could be applied to library instruction by providing a lesson plan in general and one focusing on teaching Boolean Logic. The article presents data and analyzes surveys to evaluate the impact these have on teaching effectiveness. The results of the survey suggest that a simple adoption of UDL can help students master search skills effectively.

 

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instaGrok | A new way to learn

instaGrok | A new way to learn | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

instaGrok: finds age-appropriate educational content on any topic presented with interactive multimedia interfaces, generates quiz questions based on student's research activity and skill level, supports creation of research journals and concept maps for learning assessment

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PBS KIDS: Educational Games, Videos and Activities For Kids!

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Play educational games, watch PBS KIDS shows and find activities like coloring and music. PBS KIDS Games and Shows are research based and vetted by educators.
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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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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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Types of Evidence Supporting UDL

UDL is based upon the most widely replicated finding in educational research: learners are highly variable in their response to instruction. In virtually every report of research on instruction or intervention, individual differences are not only evident in the results; they are prominent. However, these individual differences are usually treated as sources of annoying error variance as distractions from the more important “main effects.” UDL, on the other hand, treats these individual differences as an equally important focus of attention. In fact, when viewed through the UDL framework these findings are fundamental to understanding and designing effective instruction. The research that supports UDL falls into four categories: foundational research of UDL, research on the UDL principles, research on promising practices, and research on implementation of UDL.

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A Practical Reader in Universal Design for Learning

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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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UDL Guidelines Research Evidence

The UDL Guidelines are based on research from several very different fields, and from many different researchers at many different universities and research organizations. That research has been reviewed, compiled and organized by educators and researchers at CAST. The process spanned a 10 year period and involved several different stages.

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