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. In other words, can students transfer that new learning to a novel situation?

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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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UDL and Blended Learning: Removing Barriers with Design

Catlin Tucker

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

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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 ! You can listen to my podcast conversation with Katie about Universal Design for Learning here ! 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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Free Conference! Design and Delivery in a Blended Learning Jungle

The CoolCatTeacher

August 18-20, 2020 -a Free PD Experience for Blended Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter This school year is dependent more than ever upon our ability to blend face to face (hopefully) and online learning. Blended Learning.

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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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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Universally Designed Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

Second, technology is here to stay. So, how do we design and facilitate learning experiences to remove barriers and allow all students to succeed? UDL is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.”

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

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

With abundant access to data, schools can personalize learning to help each student demonstrate success in a standards-based. learning environment. 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? Multimedia plays a significant role in the learning environment.

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Choice Boards: Benefits, Design Tips & Differentiation

Catlin Tucker

Student agency, or a students’ ability to make key decisions about their learning experience, is an essential aspect of blended learning. You can design choice boards for a variety of purposes or learning objectives.

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

Catlin Tucker

It is also a great way to learn more about the students we will be working with this year. 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.

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. 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. At the same time, new technologies have revolutionized how we learn.

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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). We know that all students learn differently. My strength is visual 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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365 Inclusive Learning Strategies to Help Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen Janowski and her coauthors have written a book Inclusive Learning 365: Edtech Strategies for Every Day of the Year. Today she talks about a mindset of including students who learn differently and better reaching the children you have in the classroom. Never stop learning!

UDL Explained

SpeechTechie

Not every consultation between an SLP and a student’s teachers is about technology, of course, but on some level, every consultation is about Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Check out Chris Bugaj’s terrific video UDL Explained and please give him a vote over at the People’s Choice Awards for UDL ! UDL videos

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Differentiating Instruction with Technology

EdTechTeacher

It focuses on utilizing teaching strategies that provide students with multiple options for taking in and processing information, making sense of ideas, and then expressing their learning. Teachers need to acquire their own skills in using technology to provide accessible instructional materials and alternatives that will provide voice and choice for students. 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. Second, as we moved into using the Chromebook as a 1:1 universal tool in our district, students had access to technology resources that were typically reserved only for students with a demonstrated need. Finally, I had the great opportunity to attend the UDL Summer Institute at Harvard University in 2015.

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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. Now there is a quick and easy way to create even more flexible video tutorials for your blended or flipped learning classes.

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Promoting Literacy: Cultivate a Reading Culture

Catlin Tucker

Amy Tobener-Talley teaches ELA, ELD, and Digital Technology at a dual-immersion language school in Sonoma County. She is bilingual (Spanish), Google certified, and passionate about leveraging her 15 years of experience to modernize teaching and learning.

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Blended Learning: Designing with Balance in Mind

Catlin Tucker

I host a podcast called The Balance and wrote a book titled Balance with Blended Learning because I see teachers struggling with balance in every coaching and training session I facilitate. There are several reasons it’s critical to consider balance when designing learning experiences.

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. It is a way to connect every student to the learning experience, and a way at looking at learning that is fully inclusive and promotes success for all learners, regardless of ability.”. Uncategorized Action engagement Expression FETC Representation UDL

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Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Action and Expression

Catlin Tucker

In my last blog, I focused on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principle of representation. I described how blended and online learning can help educators provide opportunities for students to perceived and engage with information presented in multiple modalities.

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? While schools take the time to do a thorough cleaning of their physical space, teachers are turning to technology to keep the learning going.

Applying Universal Design for Learning in remote classrooms

Neo LMS

As schools were compelled to implement distance learning during this year’s pandemic, it became clear that emergency remote learning widened many gaps that already existed within the walls of brick and mortar schools. During the 1990s, the Center for Applied Special Technology (C.A.S.T.)

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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. It is a way to connect every student to the learning experience.

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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). He explains his specific learning needs and calls on all educators to see life from his and millions of other students’ perspective. By sharing his specific needs with teachers, needs that are faced by millions of students across the world, he hopes to provide help in supporting their learning.

Importance of Assistive Technology

N2Y

For many students with disabilities, assistive technology (AT) is critically important in removing barriers to mobility, communication, socialization, and learning. Legislation ensuring greater access to, and availability of, assistive technology.

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? While schools take the time to do a thorough cleaning of their physical space, teachers are turning to technology to keep the learning going.

No Two Learners Alike: Supporting Learning Diversity and UDL

District Administration

Sponsored by: Monarch Teaching Technologies Sponsored Content Teaching & Learning Special Ed Technology special needs softwareVizZle is web-based software for diverse learners. Select from more than 13,000 peer-created lessons from our shared library, personalize them for your students, or create from scratch. Create goals and folders that can be accessed from desktops, laptops, or iPads and Android tablets, and track data automatically.

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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

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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Research Based Strategies for Distance Learning with Dr. Matthew Rhoads

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Research-Based Strategies for Distance Learning with Dr. Matthew Rhoads Dr. Matthew Rhoads is teaching at a distance and coaching other teachers to improve their teaching as well.