UDL Universal Design for Learning. Kwhite Aug 2007. It all began with. People with disabilities : Were minorities Few lived long Few were seen in the community Fewer worked. Fuel was added in the form of Laws. Barrier-free movement in the 1950s - physical barriers - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
UDL Universal Design for Learning
UDLUniversal Design for Learning KwhiteAug 2007 It all began with.People with disabilities :Were minoritiesFew lived longFew were seen in the communityFewer worked
Fuel was added in the form of LawsBarrier-free movement in the 1950s - physical barriers1961, the American Standards Association (later known as The American National Standards Institute, or ANSI)The Architectural Barriers Act of 1968Education for Handicapped Children Act of 1975The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)Examples:
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What it is NotRTILooks at students not working at grade level Assistive TechnologyLooks at specific student needshttp://www.inclusive.com/AT_boogie/at30.swf
A Paradigm Shift From Architectural to Education
CAST Center for Applied Special Technology Representation Various ways to obtain information
How do we get it in to the students - Visual, movies, audio, text, listening 9
Think about it:List out how you represent materials to your students nowHOW?ExpressionVarious ways to demonstrate knowledge
Do we as teachers just give tests, quizzes - Give a speech, make a movie, interview someone 12Think about it:List out how your students demonstrate knowledge HOW?Engagement Various ways to challenge and motivate them
Contract for grades NetTreker art work through PowerPoint 14Think about it:Make a list of how you challenge and engage your studentsHOW?Activity How well do I know my students? ?? ?????
?Lets look more in-depth at Engagement:Example of UDL Unit
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