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UDL - Universal Design for Learning
The pedagogical framework to designing learning environments to teach and to support ALL learners!
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Examples of UDL in Practice from UVM

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UVM has done an excellent job of presenting examples of UDL in practice, specific to the UDL Guidelines. These examples illustrate instructional flexibility to support learning diversity!

 

"The goal of education in the 21st century is not simply the mastery of knowledge. It is the mastery of learning. Education should help turn novice learners into expert learners-individuals who know how to learn, who want to learn, and who, in their own highly individual ways, are well prepared for a lifetime of learning. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach that addresses and redresses the primary barrier to making expert learners of all students: inflexible, one-size-fits-all curricula that raise unintentional barriers to learning. Learners with disabilities are most vulnerable to such barriers, but many students without disabilities also find that curricula are poorly designed to meet their learning needs.

 

Diversity is the norm, not the exception, wherever individuals are gathered, including schools. When curricula are designed to meet the needs of the broad middle at the exclusion of those with different abilities, learning styles, backgrounds, and even preferences, they fail to provide all individuals with fair and equal opportunities to learn. Universal Design for Learning helps meet the challenge of diversity by suggesting flexible instructional materials, techniques, and strategies that empower educators to meet these varied needs. A universally designed curriculum is designed from the outset to meet the needs of the greatest number of users, making costly, time-consuming, and after-the-fact changes to curriculum unnecessary."

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iPadagogy-Mobile UDL Pt 4/4- Multiple Means of Engagement

How the Universal Design for Learning concept of multiple means of engagement can be implemented on an iPad.


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Matthew Peterson - Teaching Without Words

Discover how math can be taught without words in this TED talk.  Be inspired by the fact that Matthew is dyslexic and because of it, he discovered how to teach math to diverse learners like himself.

 

"In school, the dominant way of conveying ideas is through words. Words can be great barriers to learning. Matthew Petersen shows and explains how we can learn without words.

 

Matthew Peterson, Ph.D., is Co-Founder, Senior Institute Scientist, and Chief Technical Officer of the MIND Research Institute. He is the creator of MIND's Math instructional software that teaches math to students using a unique non-language-based approach. Matthew was recently featured on Discovery Channel's "Profile Series." His focus is on developing math learning environments that initially convey sophisticated concepts visually, enabling students to gain a solid conceptual understanding of mathematics regardless of language proficiency. Matthew's cutting-edge teaching methods are currently benefiting over 300,000 students. He is the author of "MIND's Algebra Readiness" textbook, adopted in California in 2008, in addition to other technical and scientific publications."


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A Resource: Hands on software for Math "MIND's Algebra"

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iPadagogy-Mobile UDL Pt 2/4- Multiple Means of Representation

How the universal design for learning concept of multiple means of representation can be implemented on an iPad.

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