UDL - Universal Design for Learning
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The pedagogical framework to designing learning environments to teach and to support ALL learners!
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Inclusion, Universal Design and Floortime

Inclusion, Universal Design and Floortime | UDL - Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it

"Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for planning inclusive classrooms. Inclusive education has several goals:

 

> Deep, creative, critical thinkers

> Self-motivated, self-disciplined learners

> Self-aware, confident students

> Compassionate, cooperative leaders and

> Community members with the skills and understandings to work with and relate to diverse others (Dr. Jennifer Katz, 2012)

 

UDL proposes to accomplish these goals by creating welcoming, emotionally safe classrooms. All children can recognize that everyone has unique ways of being smart, and that living in community means using our talents to support one another.

 

UDL makes schools academically inclusive by helping teachers plan instruction so that all learners can participate at their own level, whether that is introductory or challenging. In practice, this means classrooms from grade K-12 will involve learning in many ways – through movement, art, music, literature, and nature – and students have the opportunity to show what they know in ways that fit their strengths."

 

Thank you Deborah for your insight on UDL and inclusion!

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Lisa Kester Dodgson's curator insight, November 12, 2014 4:44 AM

"From a teacher’s point of view, it’s about working smarter, not harder." - I couldn't agree more.

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Teaching in Today's Inclusive Classrooms: A Universal Design for Learning Approach

Teaching in Today's Inclusive Classrooms: A Universal Design for Learning Approach | UDL - Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it

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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