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Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum
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ASCD Express 8.17 - Tools for Actively Engaging Students in Assessment Processes

ASCD Express 8.17 - Tools for Actively Engaging Students in Assessment Processes | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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Universal Design for Learning: A Great Lens for E-Learning ...

Universal Design for Learning: A Great Lens for E-Learning ... | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Unlike the articles we read on e-learning, which were largely descriptive, one article in particular grabbed my imagination unexpectedly: Robbin Zeff's “Universal Design Across the Curriculum” (New Directions for Higher ...
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Just love how someone new to UDL is so captivated by the possibilities.

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Universal instructional design principles for mobile learning

Universal instructional design principles for mobile learning | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it

"Eight principles with particular relevance for distance education are selected, and their recommendations are discussed in relation to the design of educational materials for a range of mobile devices.  The problems and opportunities of mobile learning are discussed as is the need for educators to focus on content design issues rather than on searching for the next new technology."


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Universal instructional design principles for mobile learning

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UDL Chat (with images, tweets) · impala1

First #UDLCHAT on May 16, 2013 (RT @KatieNovakUDL: @Ronbrogers That looks awesome! SO much action in 1/2 hour!
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I"m joining this chat!

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Accessible Digital Learning Materials—Publisher/Developer Best Practices Guidelines | National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials

Accessible Digital Learning Materials—Publisher/Developer Best Practices Guidelines | National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
AIM Center @CAST_UDL wants feedback on draft #Accessible Digital Learning Materials—Publisher/Developer Guidelines http://t.co/QsNs66IHYV
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Harvard Educational Review

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RT @DonGlassTwit: Harvard Ed Review Feature article: Universal Design for Learning and the Arts http://t.co/OS786DkvEG
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UDL Resource

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This site is about about Universal Design for Learning.
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This rich, easy to navigate site from British Columbia gives us basic info on UDL, video, and links to resources to support each of the UDL guidlines.  Thank you!

 

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Universal Design for Learning: Positively Impacting Every High School ESL Student

Rosie Bertles, English language educator, shares her classroom implementation of UDL with students from the Newcomer Academy in Jefferson Co, Kentucky. Focus...
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Welcome to the SETSIG Spring 2013 Webinar Series Registration for: May 16th at 7pm Using QR Codes in Special Education with Luis Perez

RT @setsig: FREE TOMORROW 5/16 7pm ET: Using QR Codes in Spec Edu w/ @_luisfperez Register here: http://t.co/EXVJev8AO8 @sigml #iste13 #atchat #udl
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Universal Design For Learning

Universal Design For Learning | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Check out the lesson I created on Edcanvas (Check out the new UDL edcanvas at http://t.co/Vum7ezPuYf Videos, interactive resources, texts provide multiple means of engaging with UDL!
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Thank you for this highly engaging and informative Edcanvas!

 

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UDL Delivers Writing Too! - Katie Novak Ed.D

“@KatieNovakUDL: More on #UDL and #CCSS. This time let's look at how it can help with writing standards. http://t.co/sMunGOMKI1”;
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This and That: UDL and a Past Lesson Plan - Blog Archive

This and That: UDL and a Past Lesson Plan - Blog Archive | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
What we have below are the guidelines for UDL. To the left are the guidelines. To the right are my notes describing whether or not my plan holds up to the UDL standards. You may also notice that several of my notes are ...
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Teaching UDL: It's not what you do, it's how you think about what ...

Teaching UDL: It's not what you do, it's how you think about what ... | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
... or will demonstrate their full potential with the assignments and assessments YOU have chosen. The essence of UDL is building choices for students and providing them with the experiences and freedom to understand and ...
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Before "doing" UDL, Know and Understand.

 

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UDL and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture

UDL and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it

This post describes the principles of Universal Design for Learning and how they naturally occur when a full cycle of learning, including ideas related to the flipped classroom, are used within the instructional process.


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Chris Carter's comment, May 14, 2013 7:26 AM
Thank you, Martin!
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Vary the ways you present information/how students learn, vary the ways they can express themselves, and provide meaningful ways to engage students in their learning.

Chris Carter's comment, June 29, 2013 9:30 PM
All true.
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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Digital Tools and Texts ...

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Digital Tools and Texts ... | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Screen Shot 2013-05-14 at 6.31.43 PM. UDL, simply put, is a framework for designing lessons and projects while keeping learner variation at the forefront. (More specific information about UDL can be found here: ...
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Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos - MindShift (blog)

Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos - MindShift (blog) | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos MindShift (blog) Sams and Bergmann turned to the Universal Design for Learning, a set of curriculum principles that maintains students need more than one way to learn information and more than...
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“It’s about the active engaged stuff you can do in your class.”

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Finding the Time for UDL Lesson Planning | MiddleWeb

A MiddleWeb Blog by Elizabeth Stein The teacher life is a busy life, no question. Since my last post about integrating the Universal Design for Learning...
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A good lesson plan aligned with CCSS  is analyzed for the presence of multiple means of representation, expression and engagement.  The outcome?  Examples of UDL principles are found throughout the lesson plan.  Ms. Stein then poses the question:  "What more could be done when UDL is intentionally planned and included in lessons......"

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How to Chisel a Teaching Masterpeice | MiddleWeb

How to Chisel a Teaching Masterpeice | MiddleWeb | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
With the Universal Design for Learning as their chisel, says Elizabeth Stein, teachers can sculpt masterful learning environments that meet every student's needs.
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"Trust me on this: UDL is such a common sense approach to teaching, and it aligns smoothly with the Common Core. In fact, I’m not aware of any other effective way to guide all students to access the core curriculum"

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Universal instructional design principles for mobile learning | Elias | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Universal instructional design principles for mobile learning | Elias | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Universal instructional design principles for mobile learning (Universal Instructional Design Principles for Mobile Learning- #mLearn13 http://t.co/t1FKfWiJX8)...

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Useful considerations for responsive design

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Activate - Motivate - TEXTIVATE! | UDL & ICT in...

Activate - Motivate - TEXTIVATE! | UDL & ICT in... | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Textivate is an online facility for creating and sharing interactive browser-based activities.
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UDL Studio: Deeping response to literature | literacy beat

UDL Studio: Deeping response to literature | literacy beat | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
UDL Studio, a free digital tool (funded largely by the Carnegie foundation) has recently been released by CAST. UDL studio is underpinned by the principles of Universal Design for Learning . UDL Studio joins other ...
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UDL and the Common Core - School Leadership 2.0

UDL and the Common Core - School Leadership 2.0 | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
UDL and the Common Core ... Accommodations are onlytruly supportive if the curriculum and instruction that came before the assessment was accessible to these students in the first place. That means high quality teaching ...
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"So when we think about the testing accommodations, clearly we must consider daily instruction. How are these students gaining access to Common Core-related instruction each day so that the testing accommodations are meaningful for them?"

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Chelmsford MA Public Schools | National Center On Universal Design for Learning

Chelmsford MA Public Schools | National Center On Universal Design for Learning | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
RT @chrissiebutler: Chelmsford MA Public Schools | National Center On Universal Design for Learning http://t.co/vcKv0hlxoG #UDL
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Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation | National Center On Universal Design for Learning

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation | National Center On Universal Design for Learning | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it

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chrissiebutler's curator insight, May 13, 2013 12:58 AM

I met these guys at the UDL Summer Institute at Harvard. Amazing what they have achieved within their district.

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Techie Frenchie: The DL on UDL

Techie Frenchie: The DL on UDL | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Recently we have been studying and discussing UDL (Universal Design for Learning) in our cohort class. In this post, I will give you the down low on UDL. Sometimes in education we might feel bogged down with acronyms ...
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