Universal Design for Learning: A framework for meeting the needs of all students Dr. Patti Ralabate, UDL Fellow CAST & Boston College December 1, 2010.

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> Universal Design for Learning: A framework for meeting the needs of all students Dr. Patti Ralabate, UDL Fellow CAST &amp; Boston College December 1, 2010 </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> All students have different learning needs, abilities, and preferences The Challenge </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> A scientifically valid framework for guiding educational practice (Source: Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008) Universal Design for Learning </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> Why UDL? Too many students Diverse student needs Lack of instructional time Lack of resources &amp; supports Rigid curriculum &amp; instructional materials Cost of time &amp; money for retro-fitting </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> Access &amp; Equity is Built-in Designed from the outset to meet the needs of all students </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Based on brain research 3 Networks Recognition What of learning Strategic How of learning Affective Why of learning </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Principles of UDL Multiple means of representation means of action and expression means of engagement - CAST - </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Multiple Means of Representation Examples Read aloud Highlight phrases Listen to audiotape Text-to-speech Built-in talking glossary Built-in language translation </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> Multiple Means of Action and Expression Written response Verbal response Visual art project Dramatic response iMovie (Macintosh) Multimedia: Power Point, Hyperstudio </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> Multiple Means of Engagement Flexibility in use of tools to access information Keep ongoing personal journal Use archived resources Choice in means of expression Flexible grouping strategies </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> CONCEPTUAL SHIFT FROM: Fixing the student TO: Designing the curriculum for all students </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> Elementary: Ms. Bishop Representation E-reader; Audio recording; Video Story webs; Outlining; Concept map Engagement Reading circle; Interest-based projects Expression Spell/grammar checks; Speech-to-text Word prediction software; Audiotape </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> Secondary: Mr. Franks Representation - Talking glossary - Built-in translation - Text-to-speech Engagement - Journal - Interviews - Project- based Expression - Poetry - Drama - iMovie </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> Looking for Information on UDL National UDL Center Almost 5 Million hits Almost 126,000 visitors CAST Over 22 Million hits Over 1 Million visitors Bookbuilder Over 38.5 Million hits Over 29,000 users Professional Development Nearly 2500 members of UDL Consortium Higher Ed courses CO, CT, DC, GA, KS, LA, MA, ME, NC, RI, TN, VT, WA, WY NEA Cadre sessions AR, AZ, CA, CT, HI, MI, MN, NJ, NY, NM, OK, OR, TX, VA, WA </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> - framework &amp; set of principles - ALL students with equal opportunities to learn. </li> <li> Slide 17 </li> <li> Resources National Task Force on UDL www.udl4all.org National UDL Center http://www.udlcenter.org/ http://www.udlcenter.org/ Center for Applied Special Technology www.cast.org </li> </ul>

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