UDL-LDC Crosswalk The goal of this document is to provide an overview of how two educational frameworks, Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), complement each other in the design of curriculum in order to build pertinent literacy skills for all learners. At their core, both LDC and UDL have the goal of providing high quality curriculum to ensure learning is maximized for all students. To meet this goal, both frameworks recognize that it is essential to provide strong supports for educators in the design of robust instructional modules, units, and lessons. The LDC Framework emphasizes building college and career-ready literacy skills specified by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). LDC focuses specifically on aligning lessons with the CCSS in order to build reading and writing fluency across content areas. Universal Design for Learning The UDL Guidelines focus on the design of lessons and instructional practices. LDC-UDL: Complementary Frameworks Resources
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CHILDREN'S LITERATURE ASSEMBLY - CLA Blog Even though National Poetry Month (April) is over, it’s always a good time to share a poem. In fact, during this time of quarantine and online learning, I’m finding that reading a poem is just enough text for my distracted brain to handle. Plus, it gives me something to mull over and revisit, if I want to. So, if you’re looking for short text that is rich and meaningful to digest in small chunks of time—try poetry. Here are online resources that make it easy to dip into poetry and see what you think. Poems on Pinterest For several years now, I’ve been collaborating with poet and author Janet Wong in creating poetry anthologies for kids and teachers that feature new poems, plus teaching strategies for each of the poems. You can find poems of comfort, about science topics, for special celebrations, poems about animals, even poems in Spanish and “bare” poems to use as a springboard for drawing or writing activities. Poem Videos on Vimeo Poetry Blogs Poetry Websites Conclusion Kathy G. 1.
Novel HyperDocs: 25 ready to use units for your class - Ditch That Textbook Novel HyperDocs are the brainchild of Heather Marshall when, after discovering HyperDocs (created byLisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton, and Sarah Landis), she decided to ditch the whole class novel and create interactive HyperDocs filled with paired texts, engaging media and interactive activities. Back in 2015, Heather shared her Novel HyperDoc for The One and Only Ivan which she created for her middle school English students. She shared this amazing resource for free through Twitter using the hashtag #TsGiveTs which promotes and supports teachers sharing resources with one another for free. Since then many others, including myself, have created and shared novel HyperDocs to use with grades ranging from 2-12. Like Heather's these units are completely free and filled with tons of resources to guide you and your students through a literary journey. The novel HyperDoc ripple effect. Using these novel HyperDocs with your class. These HyperDocs are listed in order of growing text complexity. 1. 2.
UDL-CCSS Video Crosswalk The National Center on UDL library of UDL principles and practice videos illustrate how to apply the UDL guidelines to classroom lessons. They can also be used to demonstrate how to address specific Common Core State Standards (CCSS). View the following videos and read these overviews to learn which UDL principles, UDL guidelines, and CCSS are highlighted in each video. The Grade 1 Mathematics video specifically addresses these Mathematics CCSS: CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.B.2: Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones.CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.B.2a: Understand the following as special cases: 10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones—called a "ten." Grade 1 Mathematics The Grade 5 Language Arts (ELA) video specifically addresses these ELA CCSS: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.Reading:Literature.5.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.CCSS.ELA.Literacy. Grade 5 Language Arts
Project Based Learning At the Buck Institute for Education (BIE), our highest priority is to help teachers prepare students for successful lives. We do this by showing teachers how to use Project Based Learning in all grade levels and subject areas. As a mission-driven nonprofit organization, BIE creates, gathers, and shares high-quality PBL instructional practices and products and provides highly effective services to teachers, schools, and districts. For teachers, BIE offers professional development on how to design, assess, and manage projects that engage and motivate students.
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TAKE A TOUR: LEARN ABOUT UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING Take a Tour was developed by CAST in collaboration with the IDEA Partnership and through the generous support of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Background Information About UDL Do you want to learn more about UDL? By navigating through the following questions and resources, you can build background knowledge of the UDL framework, learn how to apply UDL to your instructional practice, and make connections between UDL and other frameworks or initiatives. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for teaching and learning that includes proactive planning of curricula (goals, assessments, methods, and materials). The UDL framework is based in brain science and focuses on three broad brain networks. What is Universal Design for Learning (UDL)? Read this description of UDL from the National Center on UDL: What is UDL? What are the origins of UDL? In this video, Dr. The 3 broad brain networks align to 3 UDL principles. This article by Dr. UDL Guidelines