GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS What is Universal Design for learning?

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<p>Graphic Organizers</p> <p>Graphic OrganizersWhat is Universal Design for learning?IntroductionState and Federal standards compel teachers:Cover large amounts of material,Instill a deep understanding of this material.Teachers want students to be taught to learn how to learn.IntroductionCurriculum should include alternatives for:Different learning stylesDifferent abilitiesDifferent backgroundsAwareness of the unique nature of each learnerTeachers are provided with a framework to differentiate instruction through different:GoalsMethodsAssessmentsMaterialsThe Universal Design for LearningWhat is it?It is loosely based of the Universal Design in Architecture (UDA).UDA aims to meet the needs of all individuals when designing buildings and public areas.It addresses the needs of everyone, not just one specific group of people. </p> <p>The Universal Design for LearningUDL works in a couple of ways:Being flexibleTries to be flexible in curriculum &amp; materials.For example: a usable textbook for students with special needs and those without special needs.Allowing access to learning</p> <p>The Universal Design for LearningUDL compares between access to learning vs. access to information.Access to learningTeacher has an instructional goal &amp; uses tools &amp; info to reach it.Access to informationProviding tools for learning.</p> <p>The Framework for UDL: 3 PrinciplesCommon goals:Provide students w/ a wider variety of options.Accommodate a broad spectrum of learners.3 networks in the brain:RecognitionStrategicAffective</p> <p>3 Brain NetworksCannot teach to each network separately.Can think about separately. Minimizes the barriers that arise in curriculums:Provides supportive &amp; challenging environment for students.Flexible teaching strategies &amp; materials. 3 PrinciplesSupport recognition learningUse multiple, flexible methods of presentation.Support strategic learningUse multiple, flexible methods of expression and apprenticeship.Support affective learningUse multiple, flexible options for engagement.</p> <p>UDL Application: Rethinking Our PracticeSetting clear goals:Clear points &amp; goals embedded in necessary methods.Word broadly to include every student.Individualizing Instruction:Use diverse materials &amp; methods w/ built in flexibility.Assessing ProgressOngoing assessments to evaluate effectiveness of the material &amp; adjust methods &amp; materials. </p>


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