U niversal D esign for L earning and Learning challenges. Cathy Jenner cjenner@RTC.edu http://www.linkedin.com/pub/cathy-jenner/4/787/93 425-235-2352. Name some of the barriers and student learning concerns that exist in your classes. Who are our students?.
Universal Design for Learning and Learning challenges
Name some of the barriers and student learning concerns that exist in your classes.
28% of first-time, FT, associate degree-seeking CC students graduate with a certificate /associate degree within 3 years
Only 52% of first-time full-time college students in public CCs return for their 2nd year
Center for Community College Student Engagement , 2010
National Center for Education Statistics 2008, Special Analysis for CC
Community College Students
50 % completion rate
Start college older
Tend to be part-timers
Likely to interrupt college
Work full time
Have families to support
More first generation
Limited English skills
More with disabilities
Community College Students cont’D…
Bailey, Jenkins, and Leinbach (2005)
9 -problems with time management
8 -recent major loss
6 - history of absenteeism in school
5 -vision problems
3 -hearing problems
2 -had LD in their families
1 -diagnosed LD
1 -had been in Special Education
What is Universal Design for Learning
And Where Did It Come From?
"Universal design seeks to encourage attractive, marketable products that are more usable by everyone. It is design for the built environment and consumer products for a very broad definition of user."- Ron Mace
Ron Mace, founder and program director of The Center for Universal Design, N.C.
1941-1998 Ron Mace, founder and program director of The Center for Universal Design, N.C.
“A computer on every desk in every home”
University of Guelph
Is the following website ACCESSIBLE?
Hint: Remember “Accessible” doesn’t always imply mobilityattributes.
Activity: Take the Pre-Test
An instructor uses a rubric that has very similar structure for all assignments.
“Students must purchase the following 3 texts books, current edition. All readings will be from these 3 texts.”
The instructor goes over the syllabus at the beginning of class and then reviews it frequently.
“You will be graded on two papers. One paper is due at midterm and one paper is due at the end of the class.”
“All assessments will be scantron tests.”
Research shows that it is
the THINKING about
the topic that encodes it
into the brain.
A pre test discussion is a good way
to get students to start to make connections.
Activity: Quick Learning Assessment
Name 3 of the 7 principles
Multiple means of:
Do your students understand?
When learning basic skills, the effect is greatest when engaged in
non interactive multimodal learning (using text with visual input, text with audio input, or watching and listening to animations or lectures that effectively use visuals).
From “Analysis: How multimedia can improve instruction, MerisStansbury, 2008
Multiple ways of finding out what students know:
Appropriate level(s) of challenge
Assistance to become more independent
A way to represent connection of words and meanings, for example
Activity: Multiple Means of Representation, Engagement and Expression
In small groups, share some of your favorite strategies and name the UDL components.
Developed by a UDL Faculty Learning Community.
Sponsored by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges.
Find it on Youtube at SCCC’s channel.
Affective Network: Why?
Strategic Network: How?
Recognition Network: What?
Interactive Panel Display
Activity: Pair and Share
With a “buddy”, share 1 high tech
1 low tech strategy
From Washington State Board data
2006-07 survey of students in UDL classrooms -98% reported that UDL positively affected their ability to learn.
Udl Can help you
Meet the needs of diverse learners
Be MINDFUL about removing barriers to learning
Reduce the need for individual accommodations
Fifteen percent of the U.S. population, or one in seven Americans, has some type of learning disability, according to the National Institutes of Health
Write down your estimate of how many students in ABE/ESL classes have learning disabilities.
In community colleges: _10__%
In ABE/ESL classrooms: ______ %
Learning Disability- significant difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical abilities.
National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities Definition (1990)
Find a buddy and decide who will take the test first. We’ll switch roles shortly.
Activity: Pair and Share
With a “buddy”, share a strategy that you can use in a UDL format (meaning with the whole class) that will help a student with LD.
What’s it like to have Dyslexia-video
As many as 80% of students with learning disabilities
20 %of prison population has diagnosed or undiagnosed LD.
50 % has literacy issues.
Dyslexia Institute, March 2005.
arrested 3 - 5 years out of HS
Adult ADHD-Solving the Mystery Video
Threshold when learned
Steve Becker, PhD
--National Institute of Health
Dr. Temple Grandin, world famous doctor of animal science and author.
Asperger’s Doc. Video
Treatment for TBI video
Does it take more work?
Is it hard to do?
Is it worth it?
Yes, up front to design takes time.
It depends on what you do!