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Breaking the Mold and Finding James

The session focuses on a case study of a 12 year old student, James, who had not been achieving successful learning outcomes in all subjects. The implementation and integration of Universal Design of Learning Framework in the lesson planning supported James with his learning and helped him achieve successful learning outcomes.

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The session focuses on a case study of a 12 year old student, James, who had not been achieving successful learning outcomes in all subjects. He was flagged as a student with learning disability and learning difficulties but due to the lack of targeted teaching and support his learning gaps grew wider. The diagnosed label became a barrier for him as teachers found it difficult to support students who has a long history of failure. The implementation and integration of Universal Design of Learning Framework in the lesson planning supported James with his learning and helped him achieve successful learning outcomes.

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Harsharan Thethi

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December 15, 2020

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Creating Coherence and Addressing Data Barriers to Improve Outcomes for ALL Students

Creating Coherence and Addressing Data Barriers

Creating Coherence and Addressing Data Barriers to Improve Outcomes for ALL Students provides an overview of the concerted effort of the California legislature to create a coherent system of education and improve outcomes for students with disabilities through the System Improvement Leads (SIL) grant.

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This session provides an overview of the concerted effort of the California legislature to create a coherent system of education and improve outcomes for students with disabilities through the System Improvement Leads (SIL) grant. A system approach to addressing data barriers and designing tools for educators using a lens grounded in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) will support planning and goal setting to optimize access for students. Attendees will acquire useful resources and learn about the process that California used to engage stakeholders in a process of improvement to support students with disabilities useful for their own system improvement efforts. 

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Jacque Williams
Jessica Maiorca-Nunez
Noreen Lippincott
Lorraine Garcia
Jennifer Yales

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Developing Expert Language Learners through UDL

This interactive session focuses on ways that UDL facilitates academic language growth for both English Language Learners and native English speakers in inclusive classrooms.

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This interactive session focuses on ways that UDL facilitates academic language growth for both English Language Learners and native English speakers in inclusive classrooms. Participants will walk away with techniques for planning intentional and strategic lessons using UDL principles, guidelines, and checkpoints to develop expert language learners. By exploring neuroscience research and the link between language and cognition, participants will investigate innovative techniques specifically designed to reduce learning barriers and increase opportunities for expert language use. 

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Amy Robinson

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Leveraging Technology to Remove Barriers (Not Create Them)

See how teachers in Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation leverage technology to engage and remove barriers for learners and specific tools used to do so through teacher examples, student testimonials, and model lesson exemplars.

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In a world of iPads, chromebooks, learning management systems, and a billion dollar educational technology industry, it is easy to get enticed to use technology tools that promise to improve learner outcomes, make learning easier, or profoundly engage the digital natives in our classrooms. While technology can power our learning, without the UDL framework as a guide, it is a tool without a purpose and a source of disengagement for learners. This session explains the importance of using UDL as a research-based method for applying classroom technologies, steps for successful technology incorporation, and examples of how teachers can use specific tools to enhance the learning environment to engage learners. See how teachers in Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation leverage technology to engage and remove barriers for learners and specific tools used to do so through teacher examples, student testimonials, and model lesson exemplars.

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Brenny Kummer

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December 3, 2020

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Expedition E-Learning: UDL As Our Compass

Expedition eLearning: UDL As Our Compass

Learn how UDL can be utilized to prepare for extended emergency eLearning, remove barriers as eLearning (virtual learning is underway), help support staff, and help guide the design of more inclusive, accessible online learning environments.

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Weeks of virtual, remote teaching have been an unexpected journey for us all, filled with unique roadblocks and surprises. However, using UDL as the guiding compass in training, preparing, removing barriers, lesson design, and more can help make the journey much more enjoyable. Learn how UDL can be utilized to prepare for extended emergency eLearning, remove barriers as eLearning (virtual learning is underway), help support staff, and help guide the design of more inclusive, accessible online learning environments. Get examples of UDL in action during eLearning to help guide future planning and reflect upon the past weeks of virtual learning, identify lessons learned, and develop plans for future success.

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Brenny Kummer
Nick Williams

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Providing Options and Breaking Down Barriers in Math

This resource focuses on how UDL and the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMPs) converge to develop expert learner traits in mathematics.

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This interactive session focuses on how UDL and the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMPs) converge to develop expert learner traits in mathematics. By examining links between the UDL guidelines and effective teaching practices that engage students in the SMPs, participants will be able to reduce barriers to student learning in the classroom. Participants will walk away with research-informed instructional strategies for eliciting student thinking and using it to provide options that deepen learning for all students. 

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Erica Burnison

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November 30, 2020

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Anticipate Variability and Reduce Barriers

An overarching goal of UDL is to anticipate learner variability and reduce barriers in the design of learning experiences. This UDL Core Foundation resource was designed to help you better understand the importance of designing for learner variability and reduce barriers in the learning experiences.

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There are two key ideas in the UDL Core Foundation - Level 2 Credential:

  1. There is variability in our learners that we can anticipate. Variability refers to the full range or spectrum of learners. It can be predictable and we can design to support it.

  2. Barriers are places in a learning experience where learners struggle in unproductive ways that are not necessary to achieve the intended learning goals or objectives. Barriers can be proactively reduced in the design of the goals, assessments, methods, and materials using the UDL Guidelines.

This UDL Core Foundation resource was designed to help you better understand the importance of designing for learner variability and reduce barriers in the learning experiences.

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Allison Posey

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November 8, 2019

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Thank you for providing this informative tool!

It may seem like I'm nitpicking, but it's for your good : )  I noticed a small grammar mistake on slide 8, towards the bottom.  The text reads, "but instead addresses the barrier by incorporating a flexible design options that support the intended goal."  Remove the "a" after "incorporating."

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 12:36

Making Sense of Universal Design for Learning

An engaging animated video intorduction to UDL.

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Alberta Education has released a series of video's on Inclusive Education.  This edition introduces Universal Design for Learning in a clever, narrated animation suitable for teachers, students, parents and implementation leaders.  

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Alberta Education

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October 21, 2018

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