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Ways Universal Design for Learning Can Benefit All Types of Learners - Five UDL Tips for Teachers

Ways Universal Design for Learning Can Benefit All Types of Learners - Five UDL Tips for Teachers | Personalized Learning | Scoop.it

The authors of this excellent article on how UDL can benefit all types of learners present a universal design lesson for educators: 

 

"If we think about and plan the best way to deliver the information for all students, not only will our instruction improve but it will also be accessible to everyone in the classroom.

 

For UDL to be both effective and properly implemented, the practitioner needs to know the difference between accommodating and modifying learning."  They illustrate this distinction through a fishing tale. 

 

They go on to describe 5 effective UDL Tips for Teachers that when used effectively as accomodations will cultivate a group of learners capable of experienceing success beyond the classroom.

 

1. Provide digital notes

2. Use screen readers/audio books

3. Allow extra time

4. Use noise-reducing technology

5. Differentiate assessments

 

Thank you Jason Rogers and Keith van der Meer for your insight and inspiring lesson!

 


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2Include Me - UDL and Differentiated Instruction Overlap

2Include Me - UDL and Differentiated Instruction Overlap | Personalized Learning | Scoop.it

The 2Include Me site provides both the pedagogy and technology resources that fosters the use of tools to support all learners.  The have also published a resource on how UDL and DI overlap.  Here is their perspective:

 

"Universal Design for Learning [UDL] and Differentiated Instruction are principles which impart a foundation for effective implementation of technology in the classroom, whether it be the use of online resources, web 2.0 tools, specific software or classroom technologies.

 

"The principles of UDL overlap with and complement the approach of differentiated education. Much of the application of UDL principles relies on the use of technology to make learning resources and environments more flexible. Within this combined approach, the classroom is inclusive by design."


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Sir Ken Robinson on “Personalized Learning”

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Sir Ken Robinson has spent some time in British Columbia as they move to a personalized learning model. From one of those recent visits, here is what he said about Personalized Learning:

“Personalized learning, to me, is the process of contouring learning to the individuals that you’re dealing with, recognizing that we all have different strengths and weaknesses, different interests [and] different ways of learning."


“It isn’t that everyone has to learn different things, although eventually our interests will take us in different directions,” he continued. “But in terms of the things we want all people to learn … personalized learning is finding the best ways to engage with people with different interests, passions and ways of thinking."

 

It’s what good teachers have always known, he added. “That their job is not to teach subjects, but to teach students.”


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UDL and Personalized Learning

Thought Leaders about Personalized Learning Interview #1 Kathleen McClaskey Universal Design in Learning


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Personal Learner Profiles and Common Core - Personalizing Learning

Personal Learner Profiles and Common Core - Personalizing Learning | Personalized Learning | Scoop.it

We realize that moving to a personalized learning environment where learners drive their learning takes time over several phases. The first phase is starting with the teacher so they understand Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how to teach and support all learners in their class. 

 

We are introducing the Personal Learner Profile, a tool to help each learner understand how they learn best.  Each learner is unique and we need for students to be proactive in they way they learn.  We have also included a scenario and how three learners could meet a CCSS ELA standard and how a classroom could be redesigned to support a personalized learning environment.

 

"To meet the standard ELA-RL.3.1, the teacher presents a story and offers multiple ways to read, listen, and respond to the story. To personalize the classroom, it can be set up with multiple stations so learners have choices how to learn and demonstrate understanding of a concept:

> Station 1: laptop computers

> Station 2: 2-3 tables grouped for collaborative work

> Station 3: teacher area with places for students to sit (rug or bean bag chairs)

> Station 4: individual area for privacy or journalling with mobile devices

> Station 5: standing or pacing area (desks could be high without chairs)"


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Personalized Learning Diagnostic in 10th Grade History

Personalized Learning Diagnostic in 10th Grade History | Personalized Learning | Scoop.it

This will be my first attempt at trying to create a Personalized Learning Plan for my students. I will be using my 10th grade World History classes and we will try and create as individualized a plan as we can for a unit on the Cold War and Deconolization.

 

To do this, I have created a self-diagnostic in google forms based on a variety of suggestions and slides received from Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey at the CUE Conference in Palm Springs, CA. These suggestions led me to create questions that asked students to reflect and evaluate themselves as learners in the areas of strengths, weaknesses, preferences, brain fucntioning/wiring, expression and engagement/motivation. 

 

The plan is to use student responses to this diagnostic in combination with the Cold War Topics (see post image) to try and creat the best PLP possible for each student. I am a bit concerned over the limitations of the topic for creating PLPs, however I am also resigned to the fact that this is my first stab at creating Personalized Learning, so some mistakes and problems should be expected anyway.

 

The students have just begun to fill out their forms so more will follow as I begin to collect reflections and comments once the plans have been created.

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Personalized Learning…what it isn’t

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Learn about what "personalized learning" is not from one educator's perspective.


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Personal Learner Profiles and Common Core - Personalizing Learning

Personal Learner Profiles and Common Core - Personalizing Learning | Personalized Learning | Scoop.it

We realize that moving to a personalized learning environment where learners drive their learning takes time over several phases. The first phase is starting with the teacher so they understand Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how to teach and support all learners in their class. 

 

We are introducing the Personal Learner Profile, a tool to help each learner understand how they learn best.  Each learner is unique and we need for students to be proactive in they way they learn.  We have also included a scenario and how three learners could meet a CCSS ELA standard and how a classroom could be redesigned to support a personalized learning environment.

 

"To meet the standard ELA-RL.3.1, the teacher presents a story and offers multiple ways to read, listen, and respond to the story. To personalize the classroom, it can be set up with multiple stations so learners have choices how to learn and demonstrate understanding of a concept:

> Station 1: laptop computers

> Station 2: 2-3 tables grouped for collaborative work

> Station 3: teacher area with places for students to sit (rug or bean bag chairs)

> Station 4: individual area for privacy or journalling with mobile devices

> Station 5: standing or pacing area (desks could be high without chairs)"


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