Book Club Guide Available for UDL and Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

Dr. Katie Novak and I are excited to share a complete book club guide for UDL and Blended Learning: Thriving in Flexible Learning Landscapes to support teachers interested in starting the new year with a book club! A friend recently asked me, “How do you continue your own learning?”

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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. This is where the combination of UDL and blended learning has the potential to be so powerful.

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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. Blended Learning Learning Online Learning Teaching Resources Technology in the classroom

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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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Getting Started with UDL as a District Technology Leader

EdTech Magazine

In the late 1940s, U.S. Air Force pilots were crashing planes without any explanation. The Air Force conducted a study of key measurements such as height and torso length. Of more than 4,000 pilots, not one fit in the average range for every measurement.

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

User Generated Education

Universal Design for Learning® (UDL). Universal Design for Learning® (UDL) developed by David Rose and Ann Meyers is a registered trademark of the Center for Assistive Special Technology (CAST). UDL was designed to reduce the barriers to the curriculum and maximize learning. UDL provides a framework for all learners to help them become self-directed and independent expert learners. Design Thinking and UDL Planning Tool. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

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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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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). UDL offers a framework for creating learning environments that are flexible and help accommodate various learning styles.

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Universal Design for Learning: What Educators Need to Know

Waterford

The Universal Design for Learning (also known by its abbreviation UDL and occasionally just “universal learning”) is an educational framework designed by CAST, an educational research organization located in Boston. Additionally, you can use UDL to boost student motivation.

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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How UDL can get you to personalized learning

eSchool News

UDL theory can help embed a personalized approach to the instructional design process. 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. Yet having and using technology in teaching and learning is not enough. Featured on eSchool News Personalized Learning: How Technology Can Help Top New

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5 Strategies to Engage Learners Around Flipped Instruction

Catlin Tucker

You can learn more about universally designing blended learning to give students more agency in my book UDL and Blended Learning or by taking my online, self-paced courses. Blended Learning Learning Online Learning Teaching Resources Technology in the classroom UDL Videos

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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Choice Boards: Benefits, Design Tips & Differentiation

Catlin Tucker

Blended Learning Learning Online Learning Teaching Resources Technology in the classroom UDLStudent agency, or a students’ ability to make key decisions about their learning experience, is an essential aspect of blended learning.

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Teacher Engagement Part III: Social Engagement with Students

Catlin Tucker

Blended Learning Doctoral Work Feedback Grades Teaching Resources Technology in the classroom UDLHow does a teacher’s relationship with their students impact their energy levels or exhaustion?

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Playlists vs. Choice Boards: What is the difference?

Catlin Tucker

Blended Learning Feedback Learning Teaching Resources Technology in the classroom UDLThis week, I received a comment to my blog asking: What do you feel is the biggest difference between playlists and choice boards?

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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. With itslearning, we saw a platform where we could truly implement the three principles of UDL.

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Combatting the Challenges of Whole Group Lessons with Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

You can learn more about universally designing blended learning to give students more agency in my book UDL and Blended Learning or by taking my online, self-paced courses. Blended Learning Learning Online Learning Teaching Resources Technology in the classroom UDL

Balance Instruction and Feedback with Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

Blended Learning Feedback Learning Online Learning Teacher Engagement Technology in the classroom UDL VideosTeachers have three primary roles – designer, instructor, and facilitator.

Student-Created Review: Engage Your Learners and Save Time!

Catlin Tucker

Blended Learning Grades Learning Participation Teaching Resources Technology in the classroom UDL

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Is Your Classroom a Psychologically Safe Space?

Catlin Tucker

Blended learning offers teachers technology-enhanced instructional models designed to shift from a whole group to a small group dynamic, offer students flexible pathways toward firm goals , and shift the focus from the teacher to the learners.

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

Catlin Tucker

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.

Differentiating Instruction with Technology

EdTechTeacher

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. UDL Framework from CAST. UDL can help meet the needs of the widest range of student variability. Blog Rosey McQuillan #UDL

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. Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week.

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Free Conference! Design and Delivery in a Blended Learning Jungle

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ll be the closing keynote and discuss “7 Ways to Redefine Reading Instruction with Technology in a Blended Learning Environment.” You’ll learn strategies to help students use technology to support their writing goals with Christopher Bugaj.

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

Catlin Tucker

Amy Tobener-Talley teaches ELA, ELD, and Digital Technology at a dual-immersion language school in Sonoma County. Blended Learning Guest Blog Learning Online Learning Teaching Resources Technology in the classroom UDL Videos

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.

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. Blended Learning Guest Blog Learning Teaching Resources UDLGuest post written by Amy Tobener-Talley.

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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. Find ways to infuse UDL into learning activities.

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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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The Station Rotation Model

Catlin Tucker

As such, technology should not be used to isolate learners. Technology is simply a vehicle. Technology should not be used for technology’s sake. Blended Learning Learning Participation Teaching Resources Technology in the classroom UDL

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Universally Designed Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

Second, technology is here to stay. How can we leverage technology to provide meaningful choices within a learning experience and create the time and space needed to work with individual students or small groups of learners? There are two things I am certain of in education.

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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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). As with so many things, to a certain extent it should be a case of ‘technology to the rescue’! However technology’s effectiveness is always subject to the applicability of its design principles to any particular user. 11 Resources to Blend Technology and Special Needs.

4 Trends to Watch in Education

Catlin Tucker

Increasing interest in flexible, technology-enhanced instructional models. UDL and Blended Learning. While working with Dr. Katie Novak on our book UDL and Blended Learning , we focused on exploring the synergy between these two frameworks.

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Liven Up Co-Teaching with These Tech Ideas

MiddleWeb

Technology can be a topic that excites and motivates co-teachers to co-create lively learning experiences. Beyond Comfort Zones Two Teachers in the Room Anne Beninghof Brian Friedlander Class Dojo co-teaching comfort zone Elizabeth Stein Marilyn Friend nearpod padlet Socrative technology two teachers in the room UDL VisuwordsOr it can make a co-teaching conversation fall flat.

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When the Variability of All Learners Is Addressed

ED Surge

The use of education technology continues to increase in classrooms across the country, presenting new opportunities to engage all learners. W]hen I think about UDL, that's the question I'm looking for: How am I going to engage all learners? UDL expert, Loui Lord Nelson, Ph.D.,

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