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

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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. Her third book about UDL, A Tree for All: Your Coloring Book of UDL Principles and Practice, will be available through CAST Publishing ( [link] ) soon.

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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 ! 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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UDL for Adult Learners: Guidelines and Strategies

Digital Promise

“The best thing about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is that it keeps the rigor of content and standards, but allows for flexibility in the way learners come to their own understanding of the material,” says Jason Marshall of YouthBuild USA. In this webinar, Jason and one of the YouthBuild USA Teaching Fellows, Jo Forman, talk about why UDL is important when working with adult learners, and they outline several UDL guidelines and give strategies for using UDL in the classroom.

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Throw out Learning Styles and Replace it with UDL

The CoolCatTeacher

Throw out Learning Styles and Replace it with UDL. So the focus in the classroom is really developing great independent learning skills, based upon who they are, using the UDL lens of Access , Engage , and Express. There are some things that I have on my blog, that we’ve done before on UDL that we’ll link to, and personalized learning and that sort of thing. Where do we start understanding UDL. UDL has been around a little while.

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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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5 ways our centralized LMS supports UDL

eSchool News

Applicable to every student in every classroom, the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles of offering multiple means of representation, action and expression, and engagement help teachers leverage every child’s strengths while supporting a very personalized learning path based on student choice. When your LMS supports UDL, students reap the benefits. Related content: 5 ways to leverage UDL for student inclusivity. 5 ways our LMS supports UDL.

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#6: 5 ways to leverage UDL for student inclusivity

eSchool News

Inclusive educators often use Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to provide students with consistent access to engaging content and effective paths for achieving educational goals in classrooms where they experience a greater sense of belonging. UDL, which is a set of principles for curriculum development that aims to provide all students an equal opportunity to learn, can be used by educators at any grade level or subject area.

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A perfect pairing: UDL and PLCs

eSchool News

Related content: 5 ways our centralized LMS supports UDL. One such framework is Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a standards-based framework for inclusive education that aims to eliminate barriers to learning and optimize each individual’s opportunity to learn. UDL recognizes that a one-size-fits-all curriculum doesn’t meet the needs of all students.

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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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5 ways a centralized LMS can support UDL

eSchool News

When your LMS supports UDL, students reap the benefits. Unlike pedagogies that attempt to teach to a broader group of students with a broad brush, UDL encompasses a wide swath of learning content—lectures, lessons, videos, audio recordings, group projects, individual projects, etc.—to

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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.

So you think you understand UDL?

eSchool News

I thought I had a pretty good handle on universal design for learning (UDL), but after chatting with Katie Novak , Ed.D., Novak, author of UDL Now! A Teacher’s Guide to Applying Universal Design for Learning in Today’s Classrooms, Second Edition and assistant superintendent of schools at the Groton-Dunstable (MA) Regional School District, helped me truly understand what UDL is and, perhaps more important, what it isn’t. Q: What exactly is UDL, and why does it matter?

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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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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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The Intersection of UDL and Bloom’s Taxonomy

MiddleWeb

Bloom''s and UDL Two Teachers in the Room Bloom''s taxonomy CAST Elizabeth Stein two teachers in the room UDL Students learn by connecting prior knowledge with new information. Elizabeth Stein urges teachers to meld the insights of Bloom''s Taxonomy and Universal Design for Learning concepts "to create access to higher level thinking and actions in your classrooms.".

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5 ways to leverage UDL for student inclusivity

eSchool News

Inclusive educators often use Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to provide students with consistent access to engaging content and effective paths for achieving educational goals in classrooms where they experience a greater sense of belonging. UDL, which is a set of principles for curriculum development that aims to provide all students an equal opportunity to learn, can be used by educators at any grade level or subject area.

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5 ways a centralized LMS can support UDL

eSchool News

Applicable to every student in every classroom, the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles of offering multiple means of representation, action and expression, and engagement help teachers leverage every child’s strengths while supporting a very personalized learning path based on student choice. When your LMS supports UDL, students reap the benefits. Related content: 5 ways to leverage UDL for student inclusivity. 5 ways our LMS supports UDL.

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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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Standard-aligned Rubrics: Assessing Progress Toward Firm Goals While Allowing for Flexible Means

Catlin Tucker

In our book UDL and Blended Learning , Dr. Katie Novak and I encourage teachers to work toward firm, often standards-aligned, goals. Blended Learning Feedback Grades Learning Teaching Resources 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 shifting to a UDL mindset enhances Common Core

eSchool News

Common Core Professional Development Special Education ccss professional development UDL Universal Design for LearningWhen special and general ed teachers collaborate, everyone benefits. The implementation of the Common Core State Standards has been met with anxiety from administrators and educators at every level, because, like any major change, it can seem scary and overwhelming.

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

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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AT and UDL: Acronyms for Equity

EdTechTeam

Finally, I had the great opportunity to attend the UDL Summer Institute at Harvard University in 2015. I had the opportunity to hear directly from my mentors Dr. David Rose and Dr. Thomas Hehir ; champions of UDL and inclusive education. But what is UDL and what role does it play in creating access for all students? The post AT and UDL: Acronyms for Equity appeared first on EdTechTeam.

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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. Personalized learning. The term is everywhere these days. And it’s tantalizing. It promises to fulfill longstanding ambitions to make education more effective for all. There’s nothing new about personalized learning, either as an aspiration or a practice. It’s an editorial approach that’s as least as old as the one-room school house.

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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

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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Free Conference! Design and Delivery in a Blended Learning Jungle

The CoolCatTeacher

UDL and Reading Online. Jason Carroll will tackle helping us understand how to use UDL as we help every child become a successful reader.

CAST UDL Book Builder

SpeechTechie

CAST is a Massachusetts-based organization promoting UDL, or Universal Design for Learning. The UDL Book Builder is designed to present books created by educators in a way that is accessible to all, with a screen-reader and skill-building helpers built into the site. auditory comprehension UDL I first saw their Book Builder presented at a conference a few years ago, and must say it has improved greatly in selection and ease of use.

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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. I was instructed to imagine my life in the future and create a visual to represent what I wanted that reality to look like.

UDL in the ASHA Leader!!!

SpeechTechie

The concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is one that many SLPs and teachers don''t yet know about (or think they don''t, when they really do), and it is critically useful for helping us take on a consultative role that maximizes our students'' learning. I was absolutely thrilled to see UDL highlighted in an article in the most recent (nicely schools-themed) ASHA Leader , the publication that probably reaches the most SLPs as it is still mailed to our homes.

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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. Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week. Each Friday, I’ll be bringing you a recap of some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

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