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. Introduced by educational researchers in the early 2000s, the Universal Design for Learning provides a framework for offering individualized support and inclusion to students. Why UDL is valuable.

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? Learn tips and tricks for keeping students engaged, organized and connected throughout the online learning experience.

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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? Learn tips and tricks for keeping students engaged, organized and connected throughout the online learning experience.

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. 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? For a great overview of UDL, please watch this CAST video, UDL at a Glance.

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Promoting Literacy: Cultivate a Reading Culture

Catlin Tucker

However, encouraging students to read in and out of class is challenging as small screens command much of their time and attention. It is becoming increasingly difficult to pry students away from Snapchat, Netflix, Spotify, Instagram, and video games to read anything longer than a snippet.

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

Edsurge

After all, the more options students are given to complete assignments, the more likely it is they’ll find one that interests them. 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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Blended Learning: Designing with Balance in Mind

Catlin Tucker

I am concerned about the impact that the imbalances in education have on teacher engagement and job satisfaction. So, students should do the heavy cognitive lift of making meaning and applying their learning. Students must share the responsibility for learning.

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

In a flipped classroom, students watch lectures and other lesson content on video. Afterward, during the actual class time, students work on problems with their teacher’s help. Check out Designing Online Assessments for Students — a course that can help you in this area.

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How to Maximize the 4 C’s in Your Classroom

EdTechTeam

One call to action in these standards was to prepare students for the“21st century” by ensuring students are college and career ready. Evidence of the need for these 4 C’s is embedded in Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The Gist: Students read and annotate a short passage.

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21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

The CoolCatTeacher

They fit into the categories of SEL, digital instruction, engagement/management, and leadership. To better relate, we have to understand where students are emotionally so that we can connect with them , get them any extra help they might need, and move them forward.

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PowerUp Your Virtual Classroom with FREE Online PD

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

This FREE webinar series kicks off on March 17th @ 11:00 am EST with a session facilitated by Deb Norton, an amazing Technology Integration Specialist and ISTE Online Instructor who will be sharing best practices for teaching virtually online.

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

Edsurge

I'd rather that you do that for your students, for yourself than to cancel all the classes,” she argues. Think Shorter If it’s hard to hold students’ attention in person, it’s even harder online, says Stachowiak: “You'll want to think about shortening that experience.

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Power Up Your Virtual Classroom with FREE Online PD

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

This FREE webinar series kicks off on March 17th @ 11:00 am EST with a session facilitated by Deb Norton , an amazing Technology Integration Specialist and ISTE Online Instructor. At the most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand, and use information.

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Part 3: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Process

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the third post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. I do really hope you enjoyed the prior two posts on differentiated instructions tools for reading using technology. I thought in this post it would be interesting to focus on DI writing technology tools.

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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

SESSIONS: ENGAGING ONLINE LEARNERS (60 minutes) 10:00 AM US-Eastern Daylight Time Click here to see the time in your own time zone Motivating students to learn can be a challenge. How do we hold their attention, develop their abilities, and engage them in the online forum?

My Edublog Awards Nominations for 2011

SpeechTechie

It is tough to make a list like this because I wish I could nominate everyone for everything, but here goes: Best individual blog- iLearn Technology ''s focus on edtech interactives and webtools for general educators consistently highlights resources that SLPs can put to use. This is all in addition to her dedication to interpersonal engagement on Twitter. It''s that time already.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Bell 5:00 PM A 7-step Plan to Improve Your Online Learning Program for Maximum Student Engagement (60 minutes) with Ernie Delgado 8:00 PM Learning and Leading During Emergency Remote Teaching (60 minutes) with A.J. Ernie and Rick founded BEYOND Technology Education.