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The pedagogical framework to designing learning environments to teach and to support ALL learners!
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Teaching For Diversity: Universal Design for Learning

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This UDL blog for higher education, created by Dr. Shelley Kinash, provides unique insights and directions on how to universally design higher education learning environments.

 

"While university is challenging for every student, some learners find the difficulties nearly insurmountable. International students from non-English speaking backgrounds have difficulty understanding what their teachers are saying. Mature-aged students struggle to maintain energy levels while balancing study, family, and work. Students with learning disabilities are confused by the lengthy and complex readings. Students with sensory impairments such as blindness and deafness find many online resources inaccessible."

 

Link to the complete article in this blog where you will discover many more examples.



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Teaching All Students, Reaching All Learners

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The Center on Disability Studies (CDS) staff are committed to facilitating success for all participants in Universities and colleges, including faculty, administrators, staff, and students.

 

The "Teaching All Students, Reaching All Learners" project, funded by the US Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, will share teaching techniques CDS has researched, developed, and synthesized that will enhance the quality of work for both faculty and students, as both populations advance in the university and college setting.


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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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Digital Book-Sharing Unlocks Print for Students

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"A service called Bookshare makes traditional books quickly accessible for students with certain disabilities."


Access to the curriculum and reading materials for students with print and visual disabilities is a key step for schools to achieve acaemic success for all students.  Bookshare is the respository for K-12 copyrighted and non-copyrighted books and textbooks for students with print and visual disabilities.  This service is currently at no cost to schools in the United States. They also offer a select number of free reading tools and there is an app  designed to work with Bookshare books.   Learn more at bookshare.org.

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