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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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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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. Her third book about UDL, A Tree for All: Your Coloring Book of UDL Principles and Practice, will be available through CAST Publishing ( [link] ) soon.

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UDL and Blended Learning: Removing Barriers with Design

Catlin Tucker

In my new book with Dr. Katie Novak, UDL and Blended Learning , I share a story about working with an architect to design a new home after my family lost our house in the Tubbs Fire in 2017. Blended Learning Learning Online Learning Teaching Resources Technology in the classroom

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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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UDL for Adult Learners: Guidelines and Strategies

Digital Promise

“The best thing about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is that it keeps the rigor of content and standards, but allows for flexibility in the way learners come to their own understanding of the material,” says Jason Marshall of YouthBuild USA. In this webinar, Jason and one of the YouthBuild USA Teaching Fellows, Jo Forman, talk about why UDL is important when working with adult learners, and they outline several UDL guidelines and give strategies for using UDL in the classroom.

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Universal Design for Learning: What Educators Need to Know

Waterford

Then, discover a few practical ways that you can use Universal Design for Learning guidelines in your classroom—along with some examples to get you started. In this model, student engagement includes motivating students toward learning in the classroom. Sources : UDL Guidelines.

5 ways our centralized LMS supports UDL

eSchool News

Applicable to every student in every classroom, the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles of offering multiple means of representation, action and expression, and engagement help teachers leverage every child’s strengths while supporting a very personalized learning path based on student choice. When your LMS supports UDL, students reap the benefits. Related content: 5 ways to leverage UDL for student inclusivity. 5 ways our LMS supports UDL.

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Throw out Learning Styles and Replace it with UDL

The CoolCatTeacher

Throw out Learning Styles and Replace it with UDL. Vicki: So when we personalize learning, does that mean that everybody’s doing something different in the classroom, or what does that mean to you? Kathleen: No, not everyone is doing something different in the classroom, but the learner’s actually having some choice in what they do and how they access information. The teacher is actually designing lessons based upon who the learners are in the classroom.

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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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A perfect pairing: UDL and PLCs

eSchool News

Related content: 5 ways our centralized LMS supports UDL. One such framework is Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a standards-based framework for inclusive education that aims to eliminate barriers to learning and optimize each individual’s opportunity to learn. UDL recognizes that a one-size-fits-all curriculum doesn’t meet the needs of all students.

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5 ways a centralized LMS can support UDL

eSchool News

When your LMS supports UDL, students reap the benefits. Unlike pedagogies that attempt to teach to a broader group of students with a broad brush, UDL encompasses a wide swath of learning content—lectures, lessons, videos, audio recordings, group projects, individual projects, etc.—to

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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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Putting UDL to Practice for Increased Engagement in a Standards-Based Learning Environment

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Educators who provide students with learning experiences based on the principles of UDL (Universal Design for Learning) can greatly boost the engagement of ALL learners, not just students with significant learning needs. . What is UDL? Universal Design for Learning is an approach aimed at supporting the diverse needs of ALL learners in a classroom. . A UDL classroom is carefully crafted to provide ALL students with multiple opportunities for learning and growth.

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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 a centralized LMS can support UDL

eSchool News

Applicable to every student in every classroom, the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles of offering multiple means of representation, action and expression, and engagement help teachers leverage every child’s strengths while supporting a very personalized learning path based on student choice. When your LMS supports UDL, students reap the benefits. Related content: 5 ways to leverage UDL for student inclusivity. 5 ways our LMS supports UDL.

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The Intersection of UDL and Bloom’s Taxonomy

MiddleWeb

Elizabeth Stein urges teachers to meld the insights of Bloom''s Taxonomy and Universal Design for Learning concepts "to create access to higher level thinking and actions in your classrooms.". Bloom''s and UDL Two Teachers in the Room Bloom''s taxonomy CAST Elizabeth Stein two teachers in the room UDL Students learn by connecting prior knowledge with new information.

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Choice Boards: Benefits, Design Tips & Differentiation

Catlin Tucker

Still, the best aspect of using choice boards from a teacher’s perspective is the time and space they create for us in the classroom. When these tasks are done in the classroom with learners, they become an opportunity to engage learners in conversations about their progress and work.

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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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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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Vision Boards: Start the Year with a Visual Goal Setting Exercise

Catlin Tucker

Blended Learning Learning Teaching Resources Technology in the classroom UDLWhen I began my doctoral program, one of my first assignments was to create a vision board.

Free Conference! Design and Delivery in a Blended Learning Jungle

The CoolCatTeacher

Edtech Differentiation in the Writing Classroom. Equity in the Math Classroom. Jose Vilson will help us understand how all children can learn and advocate for themselves with frameworks, tools, and resources that help – particularly when kids are NOT in the classroom.

How UDL can get you to personalized learning

eSchool News

UDL theory can help embed a personalized approach to the instructional design process. The challenge for educators is to realize this potential in the classroom on Monday morning. Personalized learning. The term is everywhere these days. And it’s tantalizing. It promises to fulfill longstanding ambitions to make education more effective for all. There’s nothing new about personalized learning, either as an aspiration or a practice.

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AT and UDL: Acronyms for Equity

EdTechTeam

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. I had the opportunity to hear directly from my mentors Dr. David Rose and Dr. Thomas Hehir ; champions of UDL and inclusive education. The post AT and UDL: Acronyms for Equity appeared first on EdTechTeam.

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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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CAST UDL Book Builder

SpeechTechie

CAST is a Massachusetts-based organization promoting UDL, or Universal Design for Learning. The UDL Book Builder is designed to present books created by educators in a way that is accessible to all, with a screen-reader and skill-building helpers built into the site. It''s a great resource within therapy sessions and also one to bookmark in classrooms as part of your consultation activities. auditory comprehension UDL

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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. Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week. Each Friday, I’ll be bringing you a recap of some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

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Promoting Literacy: Cultivate a Reading Culture

Catlin Tucker

This trend begs the question: How can we encourage our students to read both inside and outside the classroom? Below are strategies and resources I’ve used to cultivate a reading culture in my classroom. Blended Learning Guest Blog Learning Teaching Resources 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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UDL in the ASHA Leader!!!

SpeechTechie

The concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is one that many SLPs and teachers don''t yet know about (or think they don''t, when they really do), and it is critically useful for helping us take on a consultative role that maximizes our students'' learning. I was absolutely thrilled to see UDL highlighted in an article in the most recent (nicely schools-themed) ASHA Leader , the publication that probably reaches the most SLPs as it is still mailed to our homes.

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4 Steps to Implement Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

By Amanda Murphy UDL provides multiple paths to student success. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Personalized Learning

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Embrace Flexibility with Universally Designed Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

The variety of humans in a classroom is remarkable. When working with Dr. Katie Novak on UDL and Blended Learning , we provided an example of transforming an Engage NY/Eureka elementary math lesson into a choose your learning path adventure.

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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Making Equity Visible in Inclusive Classrooms

MiddleWeb

To meet the learning needs of students with diverse abilities in inclusion classrooms, NBCT Elizabeth Stein suggests a focus on equity. Classroom Equity Two Teachers in the Room change classroom organization diverse abilities Elizabeth Stein equity inclusive classroom participation Passion two teachers in the room UDLShe offers four key strategies (with supporting resources) that align specifically with co-teaching strengths and student abilities.