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. I like to compare the teacher’s work designing learning experiences to the work of an architect.

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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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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 ! Katie and I asked educators to submit their questions about the book! How Do I Make Station Rotations Work With UDL and Blended Learning?

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Savvy’s Interviews: Student Voice, UDL, Makerspaces & More

Teacher Reboot Camp

Baby Savvy was excited to catch up with two of our favorite educators. Conference Highlights #ISTE2017 #NOTATISTE digital badges ISTE makerspaces pivot tables student voice UDL universal designSavvy conducted her pre-ISTE interviews at the Badge Summit and at the famous El Mercado shops at Market Square. Below, watch the live video interviews. Baby Savvy spoke to Rodney Turner (@TechyTurner) about student voice and pivot tables.

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

User Generated Education

We adapted the Design Thinking Process to include additional phases based on our own experiences in schools with educators and kids. Define the Problem: The educator along with the learners generate possible authentic problems to explore within their local community (classroom, school, social, community) which includes identification of the intended audience. The educator can assist learners in the interview process including how to develop interview questions.

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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

Professional learning communities (PLCs) offer a collaborative approach to professional development in which small groups of educators meet regularly to reflect on instructional planning and practice, share expertise and insights from their teaching experiences, and engage in collective problem-solving. Related content: 5 ways our centralized LMS supports UDL. One such framework is Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

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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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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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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? A UDL classroom is carefully crafted to provide ALL students with multiple opportunities for learning and growth. For a great overview of UDL, please watch this CAST video, UDL at a Glance. Get the UDL Guidelines.

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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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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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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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How shifting to a UDL mindset enhances Common Core

eSchool News

The implementation of the Common Core State Standards has been met with anxiety from administrators and educators at every level, because, like any major change, it can seem scary and overwhelming. General education teachers have had to learn and apply new instructional strategies to address the new standards and the vision that the standards embody, particularly universal design for learning. When special and general ed teachers collaborate, everyone benefits.

Free Conference! Design and Delivery in a Blended Learning Jungle

The CoolCatTeacher

UDL and Reading Online. Jason Carroll will tackle helping us understand how to use UDL as we help every child become a successful reader.

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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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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How UDL can get you to personalized learning

eSchool News

UDL theory can help embed a personalized approach to the instructional design process. It promises to fulfill longstanding ambitions to make education more effective for all. We now know that even subtle changes in educational contexts, methods, and materials can change how the learning brain performs, for better or worse. The challenge for educators is to realize this potential in the classroom on Monday morning.

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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. auditory comprehension UDL I first saw their Book Builder presented at a conference a few years ago, and must say it has improved greatly in selection and ease of use.

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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. A group of 13 Richmond-area school systems have banded together to start a new regional high school that will allow students to meet their core requirements while getting an education focused on computer science.

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Embrace Flexibility with Universally Designed Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

As educators, we have the challenge and honor to teach a dynamic and unique group of students each time a class period begins. Dr. Katie Novak and I have just finished a self-paced online course for anyone who wants to continue their UDL and blended learning journey!

Universal Design for Learning: Meeting the needs of all students

Ditch That Textbook

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that aides educators in designing lessons that meet the needs of diverse learners. DitchBook Twitter chat choice innovation learning styles student engagement student learning udl universal design for learningWe want to reach ALL of our students in a way that works best for them. But how do we actually go about doing it? How can we design lessons that include options and […].

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. UDL is not a special ed thing or even a general ed thing. Uncategorized Action engagement Expression FETC Representation UDLWould you want to be a learner in your classroom? That’s not a trick question—think about it,” Marotta writes. It’s just an ed thing.

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

Edsurge

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. UDL is not a special ed thing or even a general ed thing. UDL is not a special ed thing or even a general ed thing.

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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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Great Ways to Embrace Virtual Learning and Increase Student Engagement

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Are you an educator looking for practical tips and tricks for keeping students connected and actively engaged in learning while our schools are closed? digital classroom digital tools digital writing Events google docs udl #UDL #Webinar #GoogleEDU

Making Podcasting Accessible with Descript

CUE

A while ago, I published an e-book, “An Educator’s Guide to Podcasting Beyond the Classroom”, and it’s been really successful–it’s been downloaded over 1,000 times already! ??However, Inspire accessibility apps DEI podcasting UDL

The Perfect Planning Tool for School This Fall

MiddleWeb

As we consider what school will look like this fall, teaching coach Elizabeth Stein shows how the Universal Design for Learning gives educators flexibility to teach effectively within and without any learning space – fully in person, fully remote, or using a hybrid model.

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#InnovateInsideTheBox Instagram Book Study! (Starting January 22)

The Principal of Change

I am excited to announce that Katie Novak and I will be starting an Instagram book study on January 22, 2020, on my co-authored book, “ Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset.”

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Universally Designed Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

There are two things I am certain of in education. In my upcoming book, I teamed up with Dr. Katie Novak to explore the complementary nature of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and blended learning. ” UDL celebrates learner variability as an asset in the classroom.

Great Ways to Embrace Virtual Learning and Increase Student Engagement

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Are you an educator looking for practical tips and tricks for keeping students connected and actively engaged in learning while our schools are closed? Not an Illinois Educator? digital classroom digital tools digital writing Events google docs udl #UDL #Webinar #GoogleEDU

Make your Google Docs more accessible

eSchool News

As educators, there are many things we can do to make our Google Docs more accessible to our students. We should always be thinking about including universal design for learning (UDL) in all that we do. As a matter of fact, the ISTE Standards for Educators call for educators to design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability (ISTE Standard 5, Designer). Related: So you think you understand UDL?

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