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UDL Book Builder: Learn about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) What is Universal Design for Learning? Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a flexible approach to curriculum design and implementation that offers all learners full and equal opportunities to learn. Based on research on the diverse ways people learn, UDL offers practical steps for giving everyone the chance to succeed. A UDL author knows that each learner takes in information, expresses knowledge, and engages with learning in a unique way. Effective Teaching Practices and the Barriers Limiting Their Use in Accessing the Curriculum: A Review of Recent Literature Prepared by Richard Jackson, Kelly Harper and Janna Jackson from the Teaching Practices Group at the Lynch School of Education, Boston College with the editorial assistance of Nicole Strangman, CAST. Additional edits and revisions by Tracey Hall, CAST. This article is available in Word and PDF formats. Please also visit the AIM Center home page.

Differentiated Instruction with UDL By Tracey Hall, Nicole Strangman, and Anne Meyer Note: Updated on 11/2/09; 1/14/11; Please visit the AIM Center home page. Introduction Not all students are alike. Based on this knowledge, differentiated instruction applies an approach to teaching and learning that gives students multiple options for taking in information and making sense of ideas. Differentiated instruction is a teaching theory based on the premise that instructional approaches should vary and be adapted in relation to individual and diverse students in classrooms (Tomlinson, 2001).

A Glimpse at Current Teaching Practices with Preliminary Survey Results Prepared by Richard Jackson, Kevin Koziol and Lisa Rudowitz from the Teaching Practices Group at the Lynch School of Education, Boston College with the editorial assistance of Nicole Strangman, CAST This article is available in Word and Special Education Lesson Plans For Kindergarten to Second Grade Cave Club Introduction - Student will learn about prehistoric time through hands-on learning activities and other creative art projects.Classroom Etiquette - Raising your hand, asking "please", not calling out without be called on, listening and respecting other classmates ideas.Color Sorting - Sorting colors and shapes.Counting with Dr. Seuss - The student will use numbers and count.Decimal Values and Money - The students will use coins to arrive at the designated total marked on the envelope.Exceptional Children Class Lesson - Students will use their prior knowledge of The Grouchy Ladybug to help them create a mathematical story problem using the grouchy ladybug and the aphids that are to be eaten.How do I feel?

Assistive Technology Tools - Assistive technology tools: Writing Find out how to select assistive technology tools that address your child's specific writing difficulties. Assistive technology tools: Listening Learn about assistive technology tools that help with listening.

Diverse Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners Edited by Robert W. Cole According to Diplomas Count: An Essential Guide to Graduation Policy and Rates (Olson, 2006), the national graduation rate is 69.6 percent. Inclusive Play - 7 Principles of Universal Design: Snider & Associates Home > Playground Equipment > Re-inventing Play It's fair to say that each generation reinvents play. Kids may do things that look similar to what their parents did, but they're constantly forming their own world. At BCI Burke, we're constantly watching kids, learning from them, and even dreaming like them. Then we translate that childlike imagination into some very grownup ways of doing things, like using better materials and standing behind what we sell with our non-prorated Generations Warranty™. It's just a matter of doing things the right way.

Home Page August 7, 2012 To all my educator colleagues: As you all know, I retired in June of 2011 from my school district job as Director of Technology. I retired to spend more time learning new things to support you as you embed technology into teaching and learning in a meaningful way. I now have the time to visit districts and help with their technology-related initiatives, teach online graduate courses for the Wilkes/Discovery Masters program, and host several webinar series.