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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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 ! How Do I Make Station Rotations Work With UDL and Blended Learning? 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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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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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.

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. Putting the UDL Principles to Practice.

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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

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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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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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

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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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.

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

Great Ways to Embrace Virtual Learning and Increase Student Engagement

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

While schools take the time to do a thorough cleaning of their physical space, teachers are turning to technology to keep the learning going. digital classroom digital tools digital writing Events google docs udl #UDL #Webinar #GoogleEDU

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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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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Great Ways to Embrace Virtual Learning and Increase Student Engagement

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

While schools take the time to do a thorough cleaning of their physical space, teachers are turning to technology to keep the learning going. digital classroom digital tools digital writing Events google docs udl #UDL #Webinar #GoogleEDU

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.

Join Us for Wednesday Winter Webinars Dedicated to Digital Differentiation with Google

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

These online sessions will focus on a model I designed and developed in 2011 to provide educators with resources to leverage the power of technology for teaching and learning. digital classroom digital tools google docs personalized learning udl #DigiDif #UDL #SK12 #Webinar

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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. Uncategorized Events #webinar #sk12 #UDLAt the most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand, and use information.

Applying Universal Design for Learning in remote classrooms

Neo LMS

This, after all, is the concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework that aids curriculum designers and educators in ensuring that all learners receive the accommodations that are needed to help them excel in school.

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Join Us for Digital Differentiation with Google Docs 2020

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Technology can be used to support personalized learning needs, put data to use, and power-up classrooms to support flexible learning paths for growth and success. digital tools Events google docs personalized learning udl #DigitalDifferentiation