Removing Barriers with UDL and Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

Like many, this teacher felt intense pressure to teach the standards and wasn’t sure how to embrace Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and blended learning. This is where the combination of UDL and blended learning has the potential to be so powerful.

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5 Essential Things Teachers Need to Know About UDL

The CoolCatTeacher

Loui Lord Nelson on Episode 458 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Universal Design for Learning (UDL) doesn’t have to be mind-boggling. Today’s guest is international UDL expert Loui Lord Nelson, Ph.D. She talks about what we need to know and also the common mistakes educators make when starting to use UDL. Join me on Tuesday, March 26 at 4 pm ET for a free webinar, 5 Ways to Help Teachers Progress in Their Use of Technology.

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UDL and Blended Learning: Thriving in Flexible Learning Landscapes (has arrived!)

Catlin Tucker

Today is the official launch of my newest book UDL and Blended Learning: Thriving in Flexible Learning Landscapes ! How Do I Make Station Rotations Work With UDL and Blended Learning? How To Get Your Team Onboard with UDL and Blended Learning?

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Learning for All with UDL in the Classroom

MiddleWeb

ELA educator Cheryl Mizerny invites you to have fun developing your own UDL-enhanced unit. The former special ed teacher details how using Universal Design for Learning helps all learners grow, then she shares her argumentative writing unit enhanced with UDL practices. It's Not Easy Being Tween UDL Strategies argumentative writing CAST Center for Applied Special Technology Cherl Mizerny special education UDL Universal Design for Learning

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Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

In deciding what resources you need based on the learners you have, you may first need to determine how your learners learn best, what projects you plan to do, how you can set up a makerspace in your classroom, and much more. This is why we decided to create a planning tool for makerspaces in the classroom for you using the Design Thinking Process and Universal Design for Learning®. Universal Design for Learning® (UDL). Design Thinking and UDL Planning Tool.

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Applying UDL Each Day to Help All Learners

MiddleWeb

Offering 365 ways to teach and challenge all learners, Paula Kluth's Universal Design Daily provides many fresh and tried and true ideas for incorporating UDL into the classroom, says special education teacher Stacy Thorpe. Book Reviews Universal Design for Learning and lesson design collaboration CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform learning environment Paula Kluth strategies technology UDL

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Free Conference! Design and Delivery in a Blended Learning Jungle

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ll be the closing keynote and discuss “7 Ways to Redefine Reading Instruction with Technology in a Blended Learning Environment.” You’ll learn strategies to help students use technology to support their writing goals with Christopher Bugaj.

How UDL can get you to personalized learning

eSchool News

UDL theory can help embed a personalized approach to the instructional design process. Today, computer-based medical technologies, such functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), have showed us that learning is far more personal than we ever knew. At the same time, new technologies have revolutionized how we learn. Yet having and using technology in teaching and learning is not enough. Featured on eSchool News Personalized Learning: How Technology Can Help Top New

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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. Effective use of technology can help teachers transform their classrooms and customize curriculum to meet student needs.

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. Finally, I had the great opportunity to attend the UDL Summer Institute at Harvard University in 2015.

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New guide offers tips to use UDL for personalized learning

eSchool News

New guide explains benefits of UDL as a framework for creating learning-driven environments and how districts can put theory into practice. The new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for K-12 education specifically endorses Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a set of principles that require teachers and students to shift roles as they collaborate around student-driven learning paths. With itslearning, we saw a platform where we could truly implement the three principles of UDL.

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Tips, Tricks and Tools to Build Your Inclusive Classroom Through UDL

Edsurge

Would you want to be a learner in your classroom? This may be especially true in classrooms where material is presented in a one-size-fits-all format. Many educators know it as the building blocks behind Universal Design for Learning, or UDL. Developed by CAST , UDL is comprised of three guiding principles that seek to increase engagement and accessibility: Providing learners with multiple means of engagement; representation; and action and expression.

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Tips, tricks and tools to build your inclusive classroom through UDL

FETC Converge

Future of Education Technology Conference speaker Mike Marotta explains how to build an inclusive classroom using Universal Design for Learning. Would you want to be a learner in your classroom? UDL is not a special ed thing or even a general ed thing. Uncategorized Action engagement Expression FETC Representation UDLThat’s not a trick question—think about it,” Marotta writes. It’s just an ed thing.

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Tapping into UDL for online courses

eSchool News

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. Top 5 IT and technology trends for 2016. Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week.

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Universally Designed Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

Second, technology is here to stay. How can we leverage technology to provide meaningful choices within a learning experience and create the time and space needed to work with individual students or small groups of learners? There are two things I am certain of in education.

Applying Universal Design for Learning in remote classrooms

Neo LMS

Many of the supports that could be relied upon in classrooms were no longer feasible online, and some of the supports that had been missing from the start exacerbated the weaknesses of the feeble systems we previously had in place. Applying Universal Design for Learning in remote classrooms.

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10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement. In this blog post, you’ll discover ten topics that can help you improve your online or blended classroom.

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Great Ways to Embrace Virtual Learning and Increase Student Engagement

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

You’re invited to attend a couple of FREE webinars designed to help educators uncover the power of the virtual classroom to increase student engagement and maximize instructional time. Powerful Google Powered Projects for the Virtual Classroom.

Great Ways to Embrace Virtual Learning and Increase Student Engagement

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

You’re invited to attend a couple of FREE webinars designed to help educators uncover the power of the virtual classroom to increase student engagement and maximize instructional time. Powerful Google Powered Projects for the Virtual Classroom.

How to apply the Universal Design for Learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

So even though students in a classroom may look alike, they each have a unique combination of background, strengths, needs and interests that affect their learning outcomes. Since classrooms are so diverse, curricula need to meet this diversity. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is thought to be the solution to the above problem. Why Universal Design for Learning in the classroom matters. UDL provides multiple means of representation.

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Join Us for Wednesday Winter Webinars Dedicated to Digital Differentiation with Google

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

These online sessions will focus on a model I designed and developed in 2011 to provide educators with resources to leverage the power of technology for teaching and learning. digital classroom digital tools google docs personalized learning udl #DigiDif #UDL #SK12 #Webinar

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Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

High school senior at Newton North High School in Newton, MA, Yishai Barth, feels strongly about the importance of Universal Design Language (UDL). If we look at a standard day in any classroom, the activities and assessments are all channelled through writing. As with so many things, to a certain extent it should be a case of ‘technology to the rescue’! However technology’s effectiveness is always subject to the applicability of its design principles to any particular user.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Lesson Plan Reflection

EdTechSandyK

Putting together a lesson plan in the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) format for Week 3 of my Teaching with Technology class was challenging and rewarding. I have been out of the classroom for a few years, so I felt a little rusty at formal lesson design, but the UDL model was easy to follow. The challenging parts were striving to address all three of the UDL brain networks and finding quality resources in a variety of formats to incorporate into the lesson.

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Blended Learning: Designing with Balance in Mind

Catlin Tucker

The person doing the work in a classroom is the person doing the learning. As Katie Novak and I write in UDL and Blended Learning: Thriving in Flexible Learning Landscapes (coming out May 29!), They also help students to view one another as valuable resources in the classroom.

Join Us for Wednesday Winter Webinars Dedicated to Digital Differentiation with Google

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

These online sessions will focus on a model I designed and developed in 2011 to provide educators with resources to leverage the power of technology for teaching and learning. Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences to address the diverse needs of all students. Learn to leverage the power of Google Docs to design personalized learning experiences that meet the unique needs of ALL learners in the classroom.

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How to Maximize the 4 C’s in Your Classroom

EdTechTeam

Evidence of the need for these 4 C’s is embedded in Universal Design for Learning (UDL). As an educator for 27 years, Kim has been an innovator in and out of the classroom. Kim incorporates best practices including WICOR, UDL, ELL.

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Digital Differentiation A Webinar Featuring Tools to Support Flexible Learning Paths for Personalized Learning

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate personalized learning experiences to address the diverse needs of all students. When combined with student-driven learning experiences that are fueled by essential questions and offer flexible learning paths, use of digital tools can break the learning barriers that exist in our classrooms. Uncategorized Events #webinar #sk12 #UDL

PowerUp Your Virtual Classroom with FREE Online PD

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

This FREE webinar series kicks off on March 17th @ 11:00 am EST with a session facilitated by Deb Norton, an amazing Technology Integration Specialist and ISTE Online Instructor who will be sharing best practices for teaching virtually online.

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Join Us for Digital Differentiation with Google Docs 2020

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

To meet the personal learning needs of all learners in a classroom, educators should provide learners with multiple means of representation, engagement, and action & expression. digital tools Events google docs personalized learning udl #DigitalDifferentiation

Highlights from Day 1 of iPad Summit Boston – from Beth

EdTechTeacher

Jodie Deinhammer and Sunny Richardson told the story of how their science classrooms in Texas transformed the learning environment to a point where students are now designing the syllabus, creating projects, and connecting to students from schools all over the world. Luis Perez did a fantastic talk about making Assistive Technology (AT) HIP (Hope – Independence – Passion). Beth Holland Blog Featured #ettipad #UDL Jodie Deinhammer Luis Perez Science

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Text to Speech in Google Earth – From Brenda Doucette

EdTechTeacher

This guest post post from Summer Workshop instructor , Brenda Doucette ( @doucetteb ), first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers. Google & Web Tools in the Student-Centered Classroom. Differentiating with Technology. Teaching History with Technology. Blog Featured Google #ettsummer #UDL Brenda Doucette Differentiating Free Technology for Teachers Google Earth text-to-speech

Tools of the Trade

Digital Promise

Bring universal learning ideas to life in your classroom by creating and sharing your own educational materials. Working under the motto, “Until learning has no limits,” and co-founded by Lecturer David Rose , CAST developed the concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), which drives much of today’s theory around the different ways students learn. UDL Book Builder. They aren’t tied to specific math topics, so they can be taught during any classroom unit.

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Join Us for Digital Differentiation with Google Docs 2020

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

To meet the personal learning needs of all learners in a classroom, educators should provide learners with multiple means of representation, engagement, and action & expression. digital tools Events google docs personalized learning udl #DigitalDifferentiation

Power Up Your Virtual Classroom with FREE Online PD

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

This FREE webinar series kicks off on March 17th @ 11:00 am EST with a session facilitated by Deb Norton , an amazing Technology Integration Specialist and ISTE Online Instructor. Powerful Google Powered Projects for the Virtual Classroom.

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Free Webinar: Transform Teaching & Learning with ThingLink

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Are you interested in using technology to meet the personal learning needs of the students in your classroom? edchat #EdReform #elearning #multimedia #udl Professional development thinglink webinar Are you looking for a user friendly and flexible tool to help you easily create engaging multimedia rich content to redefine teaching and learning? We invite you to attend our free webinar and explore the powerful possibilities that exist with ThingLink EDU.

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