UDL: Sharing Ideas & Building Resources. Nicole Fouty Walden University Professor Larcara EDUC 6714: Reaching and Engaging All Learners Through Technology June 1, 2013. What is UDL?. The Inspiration of UDL:.
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EDUC 6714: Reaching and Engaging All Learners Through Technology
June 1, 2013
What is UDL?
The Inspiration of UDL:
UDL originated from the architectural field. For architects to make buildings accessible for all they had to make certain requirements and changes.
When instructing students it is best to take the method of learning that offers opportunities for every student so that they can be successful. As educators, we know when teaching students the curriculum that we use can be challenging for some students. UDL keeps methodologies, strategies, and guidelines that help each student to overcome these challenges and achieve. To be an effective educator we identify and adapt areas that make the learning more accessible for all students.
Example: If a person cannot use steps then a ramp, elevator, or escalator is created.
Implications of the learning differences for instruction and learning:
CAST learning:online tools and resources: UDL Systemic Change Plannerhelps you develop and monitor a school or district wide plan for implementing UDL, and guides you as to how to contribute to change at the national level (policy, publishing practices, teacher preparation).UDL Goal Setterhelps you define clear goals for your class that represent the core instructional purpose of the learning activity and support multiple pathways for achieving the goal.UDL Class Profile Makerhelps you understand your students' strengths, needs, and interests as individuals and as a group. The tutorial helps you learn to apply the UDL framework, and the tool and downloadable template provide structured supports for developing a learning profile for your class.
How can we meet the diverse learning needs of my students:
Myself: I can improve my ability to plan with goals and activities that are clearer and better suited to my students’ needs, interests, and strengths.
My School: My school can help to ensure that the planning is following UDL’s policies and has proper achievable goals.