Prepare For Fall: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Blended Learning Self-paced Online Course

Catlin Tucker

Katie Novak and I wrote UDL and Blended Learning: Thriving in Flexible Learning Landscapes to support teachers in developing a mindset, skill set, and toolset nimble enough to traverse any teaching and learning landscape with confidence. Module 1: Introduction to UDL.

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#6: 5 ways to leverage UDL for student inclusivity

eSchool News

In recent years, general education teachers have joined special education teachers in emphasizing the need for inclusivity in the classroom. By creating inclusive classrooms, educators aim to foster learning environments that are equitable and nurturing to every student. UDL, which is a set of principles for curriculum development that aims to provide all students an equal opportunity to learn, can be used by educators at any grade level or subject area.

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So you think you understand UDL?

eSchool News

I thought I had a pretty good handle on universal design for learning (UDL), but after chatting with Katie Novak , Ed.D., Novak, author of UDL Now! A Teacher’s Guide to Applying Universal Design for Learning in Today’s Classrooms, Second Edition and assistant superintendent of schools at the Groton-Dunstable (MA) Regional School District, helped me truly understand what UDL is and, perhaps more important, what it isn’t. Q: What exactly is UDL, and why does it matter?

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5 ways to leverage UDL for student inclusivity

eSchool News

In recent years, general education teachers have joined special education teachers in emphasizing the need for inclusivity in the classroom. By creating inclusive classrooms, educators aim to foster learning environments that are equitable and nurturing to every student. UDL, which is a set of principles for curriculum development that aims to provide all students an equal opportunity to learn, can be used by educators at any grade level or subject area.

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Meeting the Needs of Your Students: UDL

WJU EdTech

The Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) is a leading proponent of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL). “Universal design for learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn. Watch the video below to get an overview of UDL” (CAST). As educators, it is important to understand that one-size does not fit all. I recently stumbled upon UDL on Campus.

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AT and UDL: Acronyms for Equity

EdTechTeam

When I first began my job as an Assistive Technology Coordinator in my district back in 2008, the lines between educational tech and assistive tech were pretty crisp. I worked exclusively with students in special education classrooms who needed a way to access the curriculum or a way to communicate effectively in the classroom. First, many of our special education parents were asking that their students be educated alongside their peers in a more inclusive setting.

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Editor’s Picks 2015, No. nine: Why you should stop testing and start assessing

eSchool News

One educator issues a challenge to all: skip the Scantron and discover what students really know. This April piece , on the difference between testing vs. assessing , was published as part of Innovation In Action, a monthly column from the International Society of Technology in Education focused on exemplary practices in education. I teach graduate level courses about educational technology, such as Online Tools for Teaching and Learning.

Improving outcomes with Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

IT Bill

Over the past few years colleges have faced an increasing number of complaints from the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) requiring their web content be made accessible to people with disabilities. A recent article in the EDUCAUSE Review describes how University of Memphis integrated Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles into their online course development process.

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21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

The CoolCatTeacher

This summer, educators need to get some rest so that we can be our best. As I look ahead to this summer and listen to educators, here are 21 hot topics that I think we should consider including in our summer PD. We have to relate to educate. Self-Care for Educators.

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Differentiating Instruction with Technology

EdTechTeacher

As educators, we innately know that our students bring different learner profiles to our classrooms. To be successful in creating different avenues to acquire content, analyze, problem solve, and synthesize ideas, educators need to be armed with tools and strategies to take on the unique challenges inherent in the diversity of today’s classrooms. UDL Framework from CAST. UDL can help meet the needs of the widest range of student variability. Blog Rosey McQuillan #UDL

Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Engagement

Catlin Tucker

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that is based on a scientific understanding of how people learn. The goal of UDL is to design “barrier-free, instructionally rich learning environments and lessons that provide access to all students” (Nelson, 2).

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

2 – Designing Online Assessments As you assess learning online, you’ll want to use the research-based best practices for online assessments. Feedback using your formative and summative assessment tools is also essential.

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Applying Universal Design for Learning in remote classrooms

Neo LMS

This, after all, is the concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework that aids curriculum designers and educators in ensuring that all learners receive the accommodations that are needed to help them excel in school.

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10 steps for making your online courses accessible for all students

eSchool News

According to a new report, incorporating Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in online courses not only benefits students with disabilities, but can have significant benefits for all students, ultimately increasing retention and improving learning outcomes. UDL is tough enough in a face-to-face environment, but the real challenge might be how to implement the principles in an online world where students’ abilities and learning styles differ drastically.

How to apply the Universal Design for Learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

This post was originally published in the October 2018 issue of the Education Today Magazine. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is thought to be the solution to the above problem. Maybe they didn’t study enough, they didn’t pay attention to class when the teacher explained a key concept, maybe they are just lazy and uninterested in their own educational journey. UDL provides multiple means of representation. UDL provides multiple means of action and expression.

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Join Our Wednesday Webinars in October

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Each webinar is designed to help educators leverage the power of Google Docs to boost the engagement of ALL learners. Each session will take a look at ways to use the design features available in this fee and accessible mainstream suite of tools to support the principles of Universal Design for Learning, UDL. Join me and MyInfinitec.org to explore ways to put UDL to practice in a Google-powered learning environment.

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Present Slides with Captions for Screen Readers with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

The accessibility features available in Google Docs provide ALL students with access to a common learning tool that is widely available and FREE for education. Registration is FREE and open to all Illinois educators, plus MyInfinitec members in other states. Educators can use a Google Doc to collect information, inform and assess, automate tasks, and make the workflow progress smoothly throughout any student driven learning experience.

Personalizing the Journey for Our Students

The Principal of Change

I have been sharing the below thought for years, and it is a crucial part of having empathy as an educator, as discussed in “ The Innovator’s Mindset “: The key to this question is not thinking like you but thinking about your students and their point of view. Tier II support is the first layer of additional support when assessments indicate students need remediation of skills to become proficient, independent learners.)

How to Create Meaningful and Accurate Formative Assessments with EduProtocols

EdTechTeam

You design an assessment to measure this standard. The flexibility of this EduProtocols is key to keeping things fresh in your classroom and formative assessment: In Language Arts: vocabulary, figurative language, character traits, theme, literary devices. Can you relate to this?

An Updated Digital Differentiation Model

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

This new role allows teachers to maximize instructional time because the classroom structure provides opportunities for frequent interaction with individual students for assessment, modification, reteaching and enrichment. -. cool tool digital text edtech education free free technology student tools teacher tools tech technology udl universal design for learning web 2.0

Tight on Goals, Flexible on Means: Universal Design for Learning Empowers Opportunity Youth

Digital Promise

We and our partners are committed to bringing the voices and experiences of Opportunity Youth learners (low-income young people of promise, ages 16 to 24) and educators to the conversation about learning differences. UDL and Opportunity Youth. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is “a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn” ( CAST ). Adult Learning Blog Educators

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5 Digital tools for making the virtual classroom more inclusive

Neo LMS

Education used to be associated with classrooms and chairs, desks, and blackboards. Nowadays, education also takes place online, as an integral part of academic education or lifelong learning programs. Schools should ensure inclusive and equitable education for every child.

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A Back-to-School, Personalized Learning Toolkit

Edsurge

Growing up, I received what was largely a one-size-fits-all education; as a result, I struggled to connect academically to this model. And I never tire of hearing stories from educators who are successfully implementing personalized approaches to provide their students a truly unique learning experience. The toolkit below is jam packed with new ideas and best practices to help educators everywhere personalize learning for their students.

Multiple Choice

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. One of the key elements of the curriculum-design approach known as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is student engagement — creating opportunities for students to become engaged and stay motivated, to believe that what they’re learning is important, and to feel capable in their learning. Among the many action points in UDL Now! In UDL Now!,

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Blended Learning: Designing with Balance in Mind

Catlin Tucker

I am concerned about the impact that the imbalances in education have on teacher engagement and job satisfaction. I know firsthand the toll that the imbalances caused by traditional workflows in education can have on a teacher.

Two UVM online courses this Fall featuring pedagogy and technology

Learning With Lucie

Are you looking for a UVM course that counts towards your educational technology specialists endorsement? Register by August 5 at [link] educational-technology-online- sequence/ EDCI 322 UDL and Differentiated Instruction with Technology (online) Explore how technologies can support learner-centered strategies that address the diverse needs of students. I'm teaching the following two online courses this Fall.

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How Designing Accessible Curriculum For All Can Help Make Online Learning More Equitable

MindShift

Whatever the fate of online learning, the past months have exposed some glaring disparities in access to education and technology, while families with children who have disabilities and special needs experienced significant challenges even when technology was available.

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PowerUp WHAT WORKS - free resources for struggling students and those with disabilities

Educational Technology Guy

PowerUp WHAT WORKS ( www.powerupwhatworks.org ) provides customizable materials, lesson plans, instructional strategies, videos and more to enhance learning for students with diverse needs, and to personalize learning with technology and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The sites has tips and resources for teachers, administrators and more, with lesson plans, assessments, videos, playlists, ideas for integrating technology, professional development, and much more.

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Curriculum Associates Launches Magnetic Reading to Help Students Build Confidence While Mastering Critical Reading Skills

eSchool News

Magnetic Reading works seamlessly with i-Ready® Assessment, which provides data-driven insights about each student’s skill level. Built using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guidelines, Magnetic Reading also notably helps all students engage with high-quality, grade-level texts.

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EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

Summer Cox is an exceptional student education coordinator at Henry County Public Schools in Georgia. That’s given Cox a front seat to a new movement in education, which calls for recreating classrooms in a manner that supports learning for each child. In some ways, personalized learning is catching up to what special education advocates have long believed. As Cox explained: It’s my opinion as a special educator that not all students are the same.

How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses

Edsurge

But now that so many students are taking courses remotely, in improvised environments that may not be especially conducive to learning, it may take some extra effort to redesign instruction, assignments and assessments to address everyone’s needs.

Schools Need to Include More Visual-Based Learning

User Generated Education

Educators, though, should assess their visual impact. The use of slide presentations by educators help to provide visual stimulus for their learners. Although sketchnoting was born out of the need to take better notes at conferences and in meetings, I believe the process of making sketchnotes may have tremendous educational value for students and professionals. Education professional development school reform sketchnotes UDL visual literacy visual media

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Create It to Believe It

The Principal of Change

” I have always enjoyed her blog , and we have recently published her latest book with Katie Novak, “UDL and Blended Learning: Thriving in Flexible Learning Landscapes. It was great to chat with Dr. Catlin Tucker on her podcast titled “The Balance.”

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Strengthening Schools’ Writing Instruction Through the Use of Data

edWeb.net

Writing is often difficult for educators to teach, challenging for students to do, and hard for administrators to monitor and evaluate. This sort of process and information can also be especially helpful during case conferences for students who have Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).

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PowerUp Your Virtual Classroom with FREE Online PD

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

At 3:00, I’ll be presenting back-to-back sessions designed to help educators uncover the power of the virtual classroom to increase student engagement and maximize instructional time. . Archived viewing is open to all Illinois educators and @MyInfinitec members.

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