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UDL Institute Orange Township School District Day III: UDL in the Classroom

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  1. UDL InstituteOrange Township School DistrictDay III: UDL in the Classroom Presented by KavitaRao August 13, 2014

  2. Agenda

  3. ELA and CCSS in a middle school classroom Exploring Imagery Through Beowulf As you watch, write down keywords on your note card (do not try to write whole phrases, just key words)

  4. ELA and CCSS in a middle school classroom Categorize your keywords Goals (G) Materials (Ma) Methods(Me) Assessment (A) Other

  5. ELA and CCSS in a middle school classroom What were some notable strategies that Katie used? How can you use (or modify) these strategies?

  6. Classroom Videos • Handout has 3 video links. (Elem, MS, and HS) • Select ONE video and watch it. • Consider connections with UDL and debrief with partner/small group.

  7. PAWS Project Developing expository writing skill in Science Provides scaffolds throughout the process Students carry over the skills learned to other content areas

  8. PAWS Project Goals • Develop research skills • Practice expository writing • Integrate technology and multimedia • Increase relevance and engagement

  9. Writing with PAWS • Let’s watch a student example

  10. Scaffolds • Instructional Scaffolds: • Student & Teacher guides • Mnemonics • Step-by-step process • Multimedia Scaffolds: • Photographs as prompts • Audio feedback

  11. Scaffold: Power 8 mnemonic Pick a topic or idea, Picture organizer, Outline, Organization, Write words, Write sentences, Evaluate/edit, and Revise/publish. Based on 6+1 Traits of Writing (Culham, 2003) and POWER acronym (Harris et al, 2008)

  12. PAWS Step by Step Article has all resources available for download Teaching Exceptional Children online

  13. UDL Resources on the web Websites that support: Reading Writing Memory and Organization Digital Text Sites

  14. Reading UDL Editions • Read a story • Comprehension levels • Built in Text Help Tar Heel Reader • Various books • Read aloud

  15. Writing UDL Book Builder • Create a story • Organize information and retell it • Add visuals, text and audio • Use coaches to make connections and ask extension questions

  16. Memory and Organization Online graphic organizer Simple Wikipedia Simplied pages

  17. Digital Text Sites Readability Unclutter your page TextCompactor Shortentextpassages Text Analysis Tools Free text analysis (i.e., word count, lexical density, Gunning Fox readability index)

  18. Parent’s Guide to UDL Free E-Book: A Parent Guide to Universal Design for Learning This Parent Advocacy Brief will help parents learn the basics about the UDL approach and it offers helpful tips for talking with your school about it.

  19. Try out these websites Go to On a reflectionnotecard: Select twosites of interest How can youusethis site in theclassroom? Whatwouldyoutellcolleaguesabout it?

  20. “How To…” Video • A fun activity that incorporates UDL principles

  21. How To Video:What skills does it support? • For young children: • Plan and act out a skill • Practice skill • For older students: • Organize information • Plan out steps • Express themselves • Teach concepts to others

  22. How To Video:What do you need? • USB camera, smartphone camera or laptop webcam • Free software (Picasa) • Paper (to write out steps) • Creativity and collaboration…

  23. How To Video:Technical tips • Be ACTIVE (tell a short story) • During the filming process: • Use CLOSE UP shots • Be aware of LIGHTING • AUDIO is important • Everyone should have a ROLE • Credits: Get everyone in the final shot somehow

  24. Creative projects • Technology will keep evolving • Think creatively about how to use digital technologies for pedagogical purposes • Design learning environments that can be engaging and supportive for diverse learners