Book Club Guide Available for UDL and Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

A friend recently asked me, “How do you continue your own learning?” A book club may present a more manageable, self-paced approach to professional learning. This book club guide aims to help you put what you are learning as you read into practice.

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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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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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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: 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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Shifting from Time-consuming Teacher-led Workflows to Sustainable Student-led Workflows

Catlin Tucker

I teamed up with Dr. Katie Novak to write a follow-up to our book UDL and Blended Learning. In our second book, UDL and Blended Learning 2: Shifting to Sustainable Student-led Workflows (coming out in spring 2022), we tackle 10 unsustainable teacher-led workflows.

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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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Combatting the Challenges of Whole Group Lessons with Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

When I work with teachers shifting to blended learning, I strive to establish the WHY driving our work together. I want teachers to understand the purpose and value of the shift to blended learning. Blended learning is not a reaction to a moment.

Balance Instruction and Feedback with Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

When I facilitate blended learning workshops, I ask participants to think about these three roles and identify the role they spend the most time and energy in. Blended learning can help! Embracing Our Facilitation Role & Prioritizing Feedback with Blended Learning.

Embrace Flexibility with Universally Designed Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

Universally designing blended learning presents educators with the opportunity to transition from designing a single experience that is teacher-paced and teacher-led to a more flexible experience that gives the students more control over the pace and path.

Blended Learning: Design a Mini-playlist that Allows Students to Control the Pace of Their Learning

Catlin Tucker

As I’ve embraced blended learning, I have transformed many of my whole group, teacher-led lessons into student-centered, student-paced learning experiences using different blended learning models.

4 Trends to Watch in Education

Catlin Tucker

Continued growth in blended and online learning. Students continue to struggle with trauma and learning loss. Trend #1: Continued Growth in Blended and Online Learning. The pandemic pushed teachers and learners online out of necessity. Blended Learning.

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Universally Designed Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

So, how do we design and facilitate learning experiences to remove barriers and allow all students to succeed? 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.

Playlists vs. Choice Boards: What is the difference?

Catlin Tucker

Would you say a playlist is more data-driven and a choice board gives more variety in learning modalities? The playlist, or individual rotation model, is a blended learning model that strives to give students more control over the pace and path of their learning.

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Teacher Tips: Starting the Year with Station Rotation

Catlin Tucker

In an effort to reimagine the first weeks of school, I decided to use the station rotation model to encourage my new students to interact with one another and learn about our class. Create an assignment in your learning management system (LMS) and post the slideshow overview with instructions.

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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.

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.

Farewell, 2020: Lessons Learned

Catlin Tucker

Yet, it seemed wrong to pretend the year didn’t happen or that I learned nothing from it. When it comes to connecting with your colleagues, I’ve seen teams of teachers commit to a book study as a way to connect and learn. 3 Students are capable of self-directed learning.

How Designing Accessible Curriculum For All Can Help Make Online Learning More Equitable

MindShift

As the dust settles from emergency distance learning, schools now have the summer to reckon with what worked and what must change as they grapple with the uncertainty of the next academic year. A key premise of UDL is that there is no “average learner.” Online Class Design.

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The Station Rotation Model

Catlin Tucker

In the early days of my transition to blended learning, I had one Chromebook, which I received after writing a Donor’s Choose project. ” I used that Chromebook to design a collaborative online station to complement my teacher-led and offline stations.

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10 steps for making your online courses accessible for all students

eSchool News

New report highlights 10-step plan to applying Universal Design for Learning online. According to a new report, 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. In other words, educators need more than just assistive technology to create a UDL-friendly online course.

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).

Replacing Exams with Performance Tasks

Catlin Tucker

They can also allow students to demonstrate their learning in creative, engaging ways that feel relevant to their lives. Performance tasks ask students to apply their learning in dynamic ways. Online Professional Learning.

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Professional Learning Communities: Using the 5Es to Give Teachers Agency and Maximize Productivity

Catlin Tucker

This will be easier to do if school leaders harness the talent on their campuses and create systems that encourage teachers to learn with and from each other. Professional learning should not be relegated to a handful of all-staff training days. The goal is to learn as much as they can!

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. Applying Universal Design for Learning in remote classrooms.

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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.

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. As teachers, we need to constantly refresh and update topics to improve our distance learning skills.

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Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Representation

Catlin Tucker

In my last blog, I focused on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principle of engagement. As teachers provide students with feedback online, I would encourage them to explore tools like Mote , which allow them to leave audio feedback. Learning

Model Teaching–How Today’s Educators Learn

Ask a Tech Teacher

Thousands of teachers every year take education classes to renew their license, move up to the next salary range at their school (I did that–often), or learn teaching skills they didn’t get in their degree program (like remote teaching or in-depth technology). Blended Learning.

Here’s the Syllabus for Your Summer Crash Course in Online Education

Edsurge

You learned how to Zoom, or Hangout, or Team up. You pivoted, shifted and, let’s be real, maybe stumbled into a makeshift version of online education. So this summer might be the right time to learn a little more about online pedagogy. Online classes are often recorded.

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How Can We Improve Accessibility Through Instructional Design? #DLNchat

Edsurge

We talked about the differences between accessibility and usability, legal considerations under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and the concept of UDL (universal design for learning). Phyllis Brodsky put it this way, “The commitment to accessibility should be authentic, not rote, and up front, not an afterthought… Applying sound pedagogy that drives design and truly integrates UDL is foundational.” Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

Cool Cat Teacher

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. Many of the topics below were part of that conversation, including Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Social-Emotional Learning.

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Hyped Up and Empowered: Hyperdocs Bootcamp

EdTechTeam

I attended AVID trainings, English Language Learner workshops, UDL conferences, ….you And then I saw the invite for the HyperDocs Bootcamp, a four week online course , run by the authors of the book. The structure of the online course allowed the learners to experience an authentic HyperDoc situation just as our students do. The collective learning EMPOWERED collaborators. We have the ability to package up our learning objectives in ways that EMPOWER students.

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Coronavirus Has Led to a Rush of Online Teaching. Here’s Some Advice for Newly Remote Instructors

Edsurge

Every day, a new batch of colleges announces that in-person classes are closed and teaching will shift online to try to halt the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. Stachowiak suggests including at least three polls or opportunities to interact during each online class session.

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April 22 Learning Revolution Mini-Conference: Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning: Survive, Thrive, & Plan for What Comes Next

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you are learning about the mini-conference right before or during the event, please join LearningRevolution.com and while you are waiting for your approval we will have a special link for you to use to join the sessions.

Wednesday's "Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning" Mini-Conference - New Sessions Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you are learning about the mini-conference right before or during the event, please join LearningRevolution.com and while you are waiting for your approval we will have a special link for you to use to join the sessions.

The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st, is worldwide 2012 Social Learning Summit , a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 All sessions will be publicly available to attend through the online Blackboard Collaborate platform, and every session will be recorded and made available immediately following the conference. in teaching and learning, and the URL for attending is [link]. See you online!

Learning Revolution Free Events - The Conference - Next Up #Reinvent14 - Appreciative Inquiry and AERO

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 22nd The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn.and change. Carl Rogers The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners. PD certificates will be available through the Learning Revolution.