How UDL can get you to personalized learning

eSchool News

UDL theory can help embed a personalized approach to the instructional design process. Personalized learning. 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. Today, computer-based medical technologies, such functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), have showed us that learning is far more personal than we ever knew.

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Universal Design for Learning: What Educators Need to Know

Waterford

As a teacher, one of the best ways to help students is by reducing barriers to learning. One approach that can help you achieve this is the Universal Design for Learning. What is the Universal Design for Learning? Representation (the “what” of learning).

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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. ” Digital Learning and Tools News Special Education

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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®. Share Out: A goal of the design thinking process is sharing learning out to a broader public.

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Throw out Learning Styles and Replace it with UDL

The CoolCatTeacher

Kathleen McClaskey talks about the research on learning styles and the alternatives for teaching and reaching every child. Throw out Learning Styles and Replace it with UDL. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Kathleen McClaskey @khmmc , founder of Making Learning Personal, about personalizing learning. Defining Personal Learning. Kathleen, how would you define personal learning? We know that that helps learning.

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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. Today, I’m amazed at the impact technology can have on the learning process—especially when it enables teachers to personalize learning. And I never tire of hearing stories from educators who are successfully implementing personalized approaches to provide their students a truly unique learning experience.

Learner Variability: The Why of Personalized Learning from Tom Driscoll

EdTechTeacher

Learn more from Tom by following him on Twitter: @Mr_Driscoll. Over the past few years, in several different roles, I have researched and experimented with various frameworks and approaches to Personalized Learning. Despite the vast amount of resources out there that describe what personalized learning is and how to implement it, it is often difficult to find quality research that gets to the “why” of personalization. .

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. Tell me more about UDL.

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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. This frequently updated model reflects progress and celebrates growth among stakeholders in education.

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Join Us for Digital Differentiation with Google Docs 2020

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Join me and @MyInfinitec for a webinar series designed to help educators dig deeper into Digital Differentiation with Google Docs 2020. Universal Design for Learning supports the idea that our learning needs are as diverse as our fingerprints.

Digital Differentiation: Power Up the Portfolio Process with Google

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

This session is designed to help educators l earn to embrace the many features available in Google Docs for Education to power up the ePortfolio process for increased student engagement. Registration is FREE to Illinois Educators and also members of UCP/Infinitec.

Digital Differentiation: Power Up the Portfolio Process with Google

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

This session is designed to help educators l earn to embrace the many features available in Google Docs for Education to power up the ePortfolio process for increased student engagement. Registration is FREE to Illinois Educators and also members of UCP/Infinitec.

Facilitate a Writing Workshop in the Virtual Classroom

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Infinitec and I are offering a webinar designed to help educators facilitate a writing workshop in the virtual classroom. This webinar is available for FREE to ALL Illinois educators, as well as Infinitec members in MN, KS, and PA. Not an Illinois Educator?

Join us for Digital Differentiation with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Join me and @MyInfinitec at 3:30 CST for a Wednesday Webinar that is FREE to Illinois educators and also members of MyInfinitec outside the state. Digital Differentiation: Great Ways to Use Google Docs to Design Differentiated Learning Experiences. Learn to leverage the power of Google Docs to design personalized learning experiences that meet the unique needs of ALL learners 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. Nearly a decade later, this frequently updated model reflects progress and celebrates growth among stakeholders in education. The 2020 model features efficient and effective ways to provide ALL students with flexible learning paths for success by leveraging the power of Google Tools.

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Join us for Digital Differentiation with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Join me and @MyInfinitec at 3:30 CST for a Wednesday Webinar that is FREE to Illinois educators and also members of MyInfinitec outside the state. Digital Differentiation: Great Ways to Use Google Docs to Design Differentiated Learning Experiences. Learn to leverage the power of Google Docs to design personalized learning experiences that meet the unique needs of ALL learners in the classroom.

Join Us for Digital Differentiation with Google Docs 2020

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Join me and @MyInfinitec for a webinar series designed to help educators dig deeper into Digital Differentiation with Google Docs 2020. Universal Design for Learning supports the idea that our learning needs are as diverse as our fingerprints.

Facilitate a Writing Workshop in the Virtual Classroom

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Infinitec and I are offering a webinar designed to help educators facilitate a writing workshop in the virtual classroom. This webinar is available for FREE to ALL Illinois educators, as well as Infinitec members in MN, KS, and PA. Educators can register to attend live session or view the archive when available. Learn how to utilize the many features available in Google Docs to facilitate a virtual writing workshop and maximize writing instruction.

Present Slides with Captions for Screen Readers with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

The Captions feature is powered by machine learning and it is quite accurate. 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. To learn more about accessibility features and ways to use them to design learning experiences that support ALL learners, I invite you to attend one of my upcoming webinars, or contact me through the form below.

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. Learn more about SK12.

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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. The learning experience is not personalized and thus will not meet the needs of all students. You can read more about “Individualized and Personalizedlearning here.

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).

Live Thursday, February 2nd - Panel on Personal Learning Profiles

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Thursday, February 2nd, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com panel discussion on "Personal Learning Profiles," also referred to in variously as "personal success plans," "learner profiles," or "personalized learning paths." With a growing sense of the value of personalized, customized, and student-driven learning, what is the best way to capture and communicate students'' learning plans and goals?

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8 New Books to Jump-Start Your Summer Learning

Tom Murray

School leaders begin to make their plans for the summer months; from professional learning days to administrative PLCs. To prepare for the upcoming summer, I wanted to share eight books that I’ve recently reviewed or read for my own personal growth. Each book – although very different in nature – supports dynamic teaching and learning practices. What sets excellent educators apart from their peers? Book: Hacking Project Based Learning.

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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. For a number of years, her district has pursued personalized learning. 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.

Today’s Innovations are Tomorrow’s Practices: Adapting Learning to Meet Students

Digital Promise

When COVID closed the door on in-person schooling in spring 2020, one of the biggest concerns for school districts was how to address the needs of students who experience cognitive learning challenges and/or physical disabilities. Teachers are designers of learning systems.

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. The way people learn is as unique as cats’ noses. 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. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is thought to be the solution to the above problem. Why Universal Design for Learning in the classroom matters.

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An Educator’s Gift to Their Learners: Seeing Each One of Them

User Generated Education

One of the greatest gifts an educator can give to their learners is to see each one; really seeing each and every one of them. If educators talk to their learners more than listen to them, then this is a problem. Traditional education models have focused on the teacher being the content area expert – disseminator of information. Listening to students is not a practice that is often taught in teacher education programs. Democracy and Education.

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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. Education is more than the sum of concepts and notions learners retain.

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“With accessible technology, we have the opportunity to break down barriers to education (and beyond) for people with disabilities.” – Megan Lawrence, USA

Daily Edventures

As Microsoft’s Accessibility Technical Evangelist, Lawrence believes one of the key paths to delivering on this mission is through accessible education technology, and an inclusive educational environment. Lawrence and her team are laser-focused on improving the accessibility and inclusive design of Microsoft’s products and services to make Universal Design for Learning (UDL) easier for educators to leverage. Accessibility Information UDLMegan Lawrence.

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. However, our professional accreditation requirements are still on track and need to be renewed, as we have to learn and up our abilities for the fall. Social-Emotional Learning. We have to relate to educate.

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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). PowerUp allows teachers to access training and resources to allow them to enhance learning for students with disabilities, personalize learning with technology.

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Explore student agency, storytelling, and more at SXSW EDU 2019

eSchool News

Student agency is a form of personalized learning that encourages students to take initiative when it comes to their own learning experiences in the classroom. Therefore, students get to decide what and how they learn. Students are presented with choices, making them more inclined to be engaged and invested in learning. Student-centered learning empowers student voice and gives students a platform.

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The NEO Blog is now 4!

Neo LMS

During the past 12 months we published exactly 102 blog posts, the number of the contributing authors grew to 23, and everyone’s work made the NEO Blog advance into the first 4% of all e-learning blogs (based on this impressive list )! Although it was hard to decide which blog posts have been the best of the best, here are 10 of them that we think deserve the spotlight: How to apply the Universal Design for Learning in the classroom. E-learning trends come and go.

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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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