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The pedagogical framework to designing learning environments to teach and to support ALL learners!
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Free Top 10 UDL Tips for Developing Learning Goals!

Free Top 10 UDL Tips for Developing Learning Goals! | UDL - Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it
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Learning goals are the foundation of any effective curriculum. Only by clarifying what we want learners to accomplish can we begin to consider what assessments, methods, and materials will be most effective. Included are 10 tips developed by CAST Professional Learning that discuss learning goals from a UDL perspective.

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basil60's curator insight, November 14, 2015 4:30 PM

UDL = Universal Design for Learning (in case you're downunder like me)

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Universal Design for Learning: Variability in Emotion and Learning

Samantha G. Daley research scientist at CAST presented on "Supporting All Learners Through UDL: Variability in Emotion and Learning" at Towson University.

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Samantha G. Daley is a research scientist at CAST, where she investigates the relationship between emotions and cognitive performance of students, particularly those with learning disabilities. She focuses on the role of emotions in learning activities and how to design instruction to reflect the relationship between emotion and cognition in learning.

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, May 28, 2015 8:02 PM

Ah yes...the role of emotion on lesrning...more of us need to understand how critical knowledge in this area i

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UDL101A Online Course: Deeper Engagement of All Learners

UDL101A Online Course: Deeper Engagement of All Learners | UDL - Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it

Summer 2014 Course Dates: June 17-Aug 26, 2014

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CAST is offering the UDL101A Online Course that consists of 12 sessions - 9 online sessions and 3 synchronous Web conference sessions. Space is limited to 20 educators.

 

"This course examines how motivation and emotions interact with learning and how UDL can be used to facilitate deep engagement in learning. Using the UDL Guidelines, participants learn to help students develop the self-awareness and self-determination that will allow them to succeed in a high, standards-based curriculum."

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2-Day Institute: UDL - Addressing the Variability of All Learners

2-Day Institute: UDL - Addressing the Variability of All Learners | UDL - Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it
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CAST is offering 2-day Institutes in March, May and August, "UDL: Addressing the Variability of All Learners".  Participants gain:

 

> A working knowledge of the neuroscience of learning and how individual variability plays out in different educational environments

> Guidelines and techniques to apply UDL principles to the design of lessons and curriculum units so all learners can reach the goal

> Strategies, both with and without technology, for classroom practice which includes CAST learning, authoring, and planning tools such as: UDL Book Builder, UDL Studio, UDL Connect, UDL Editions, Science Writer, and UDL Curriculum Self-Check

 

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CAST: Online UDL Courses - Fall 2013

CAST: Online UDL Courses - Fall 2013 | UDL - Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it

CAST offers an ever-expanding array of facilitated online courses and short self-paced modules to educators.

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CAST is offering four online UDL courses from September 24th thru December 17th. They are:


> UDL101: An Introduction to Universal Design for Learning

> UDL101M: An Introduction to Universal Design for Learning (Mathematics Emphasis)

> UDL101A: Deeper Engagement of All Learners: Motivation and Emotion in the UDL Classroom

> UDL102: Applying Universal Design for Learning to Instructional Practice in Content Areas

 

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about UDL and how to put it into practice.

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UDL - Addressing the Variability of All Learners, Nov 1-2

UDL - Addressing the Variability of All Learners, Nov 1-2 | UDL - Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it

CAST is conducting a two-day institute,

"Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Addressing the Variability of All Learners", on November 1-2, 2012.

 

"In this two-day institute, participants will explore these questions while learning about the principles and application of UDL. In addition to hearing presentations from leaders in the field of UDL, participants will have the opportunity to actively engage in guided practice and hands-on experiences as they work on the development of a lesson, unit of study, or action plan to integrate UDL into practice.

 

The institute highlights UDL, emphasizing the UDL guidelines and application to practice, including:

> Connections between learning and neuroscience

> The three UDL principles and related benchmarks and checkpoints

> The curriculum framework of goals, methods, materials, and assessment as a structure for designing lessons

> Examples of practice that illustrate alignment of UDL to curriculum

> Hands-on exploration of technologies that support UDL

> Understanding that UDL is a change initiative"

 

 

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CAST: UDL Fellowship Program

CAST: UDL Fellowship Program | UDL - Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it

UDL Fellows spend one year in residence at CAST and collaborate with research scientists, policy experts, and teacher education professionals from CAST and Boston College on UDL-based projects in two of the following four leadership areas:

 

> Teacher Preparation and Professional Development
> Policy Development at National, State and Local Levels
> Curriculum and Instructional Practices
> Formative and Summative Assessment Systems

 

Deadline:  January 14, 2012

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UDL Guidelines Institute: 9/28-9/29

UDL Guidelines Institute: 9/28-9/29 | UDL - Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it
Kathleen McClaskey's insight:

Experience the latest in brain science, research and practice at the UDL Guidelines Institute that takes place on September 28th and 29th at the CAST headquarters in Wakefield, MA. 

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steve batchelder's curator insight, July 31, 2015 1:47 AM

Experience the latest in brain science, research and practice at the UDL Guidelines Institute that takes place on September 28th and 29th at the CAST headquarters in Wakefield, MA. 

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Free Webinar - "UDL Myth and Misconceptions": Sept 8th

Free Webinar - "UDL Myth and Misconceptions": Sept 8th | UDL - Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it
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Do you have a burning question about UDL that you’d like clarified?   In this webinar, discover some of the most frequent myths and misconceptions around UDL and hear about the current CAST research and thinking being done to address these myths. Included in the conversation will be CAST co-founder, David Rose.

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Hindie Becker Dershowitz's curator insight, August 3, 2014 3:17 PM

UDL: Universal Design in Learning is a concept that promotes teaching to all students in your class.  Some excellent strategies and techniques.  If you are not familiar or need some more exposure, this should be a great webinar.  You might want to share it with your friends. 

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CAST Free Webinar: A Discussion on UDL & Learner Variability - April 30th

CAST Free Webinar: A Discussion on UDL & Learner Variability - April 30th | UDL - Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it
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"Individuals are unique and learn in ways that are particular to them. And in the past quarter century, science has elucidated the great variability of the human capacity to learn..." (p. 49, Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice). Join CAST research scientist Samantha Daley and other CAST staff as we discuss the variability of learning and its implications for education. Specifically, we will talk about recent findings in variability of affective networks that are involved in engagement and impact learning and performance."

 

Register on this site for this April 30th webinar.

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Universal Design for Learning...Has a nice ring, doesn't it?

Universal Design for Learning...Has a nice ring, doesn't it? | UDL - Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's insight:

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has a great ring to it as it infers that lessons and instruction are designed for all learners in the classroom. Can you imagine learning environments where all learners can thrive? Using the UDL lens to understand the learners in your classroom can help teachers do exactly that.

 

Placing this concept in the field of education, the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) coined UDL to apply to all learners, regardless of (dis)abilities. In 2003, CAST has been creating instructional materials for over 10 years, mostly digital, to fit this principle of “universal”. Now 10 years later, the concept is finally becoming more known in our new times of the Common Core and increasingly accessible digital technologies. 

 

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CAST Summer Online UDL Course - Starts June 17th

CAST Summer Online UDL Course - Starts June 17th | UDL - Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it

CAST is offering a three-credit graduate course on "Universal Design for Learning: A Framework for Addressing Learner Variability in Content Areas" From June 17th to August 26th, this course brings together up to 20 educators in an online community of practice. The course consists of 12 sessions - 9 online sessions and 3 synchronous Web conference sessions.

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Learn how to design, create and provide UDL lessons that can engage the broad range of learners in your class using the three principles of UDL.

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CCSS Open the Door for Best Practices - UDL and RTI

CCSS Open the Door for Best Practices - UDL and RTI | UDL - Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and RTI are gaining traction as more states and school districts are looking for ideal tools to implement the Common Core State Standards.

 

"To us, it makes perfect sense. With UDL, you really do start with addressing goals that are applicable for all learners," said Patti Ralabate, the director of implementation for CAST (www.cast.org) which developed UDL.

 

"Broadly, universal design for learning is an instructional method that involves creating lessons and classroom materials flexible enough to accommodate different learning styles. And response to intervention is an approach intended to provide early identification of students' learning problems paired with the use of focused lessons—interventions—to address those problems before it's too late."

 

"Districts already using either or both approaches say there is no question about their benefits for implementing the common-core standards."

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