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Universal Design for Learning Virtual Class

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Copy the assignment for this week: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_0NzZMp3U4MXy8ojuL0OhBY_Wv4ca93Xl-fHdu17rEM/edit#heading=h.2y10rnhert9c 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Universal Design for Learning class 7 

 

Assignment 6 due Tuesday, March 22, by 4 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Class Opener  What helps you learn?  Does everyone learn as you do? 

 

 

Poster by the United States Department of Labor celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 featuring Helen Keller and Justin Dart, Jr., 2010

United States Department of Labor celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 featuring Helen Keller and Justin Dart, Jr.

 

 

Americans with Disabilities Act Universal Designs

 

Helen Keller and Justin Dart, Jr. lived political lives.

 

Each wanted to affect big change in our society today.

 

Fighting racial discrimination, seeking equal rights for all citizens and defending those in need were the life work of these people.

 

 

 

Read  

Helen Keller's wikipedia page to learn about her political activities.

Helen Keller, Social Activist, Defender of the Needy

1. Bullet list four social justice movements Helen Keller supported during her lifetime that you were not aware of till this assignment.

 

2. In school were you taught about Keller's life-long political activism?

 If not, what did you learn about her?

Not for the assignment, but if you are interested in learning more information, link to Helen Keller Biography page

 

Read  

Background, Activism, Road to Freedom parts 1+2  Justin Dart, Jr.'s Wikipedia page to learn about political activism.

Justin Dart, Jr., Social Activitist, Force for the Disabled

3. Justin Dart, Jr. advocated for disadvantaged people after he contracted polio as a teen ager. 

 Beginning in 1952 at the segregated University of Houston and throughout his life, he fought for changes to society.

 

What did you discover he accomplished in his life?

 

In classes, did you learn about Mr. Dart and his life's work on behalf of people?

 


FAIR

4. How do you define fair?

 

5. Visual Thesaurus: FAIR defined  Is this definition different from yours?

 

  • Type fair in the box, click LOOK IT UP.
  • Listen to the voice.
  • Look at the parts of speech defined on the right side.
  • Put your mouse on the colored dots in the web. These colors match the parts of speech.

 

VisualThesaurus translates into six other languages. Under the box where you type the word, see Language to try another language.

 

6. Why would you use or show someone else how to use the Visual Thesaurus?

    How might this resource assist their or your learning?

 

 

Consider MORAL DEVELOPMENT and how we think about what is fair. 

 

View 

  Fairness Video from F.A.T. (Frustration, Anxiety, Tension) CITY

7. How do you think equity is different from equality when students are learning in classrooms?

The poster demonstrates ways of thinking about this. 

 

 

 

 

Workshop 2  Are There Learning Dis-Abilities or

                                                    Different Learning Abilities?

 

 

DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION


      acknowledges and appreciates differences in learning that include students'

  • varying academic abilities
  • personalities
  • interests
  • background knowledge and experiences
  • levels of motivation for learning.

 

 

Universal Design for Learning Principles 


Multiple Means of Representation - students use different ways to access information 


Multiple Means of Action and Expression - students use multiple modes of learning

to show knowledge, and to communicate and express themselves  


Multiple Means of Engagement - students have voice and choice about how they want to do something

(CAST, Inc. 2017)

 

TEAMS classes and assignments utilize these tools and ideas supporting Universal Design for Learning: 

 

Multiple Modes of Learning 

 

Bodily/Kinesthetic

Interpersonal

Verbal/Linguistic

Logical/Mathematical

Intrapersonal

Naturalistic

Visual/Spatial

Musical/Rhythmic 

 

Montessori Principles

  • Point of Interest -  something draws the interest of the learner to an experience
  • Self Correcting Feedback - self-correcting is built into the experience 
  • Constant Learning repetition of play gains new knowledge, skills, understanding

 


 

View Temple Grandin A Scientist Understands Animals

View A LEGO Shuttle Got To Space Raul Oaida Launches LEGOs (NPR's Science Friday).

 

8. Compose a paragraph for EACH, Dr. Grandin and Raul Oaida, analyzing how they achieve their goals using multimodal learning and Montessori's Principles

 

 

 

Big Idea Closer   Making learning successful for every student

 

 

Differences in learning are labeled disabilities, but learning differently is actually displaying exceptional abilities.

 

 

Success for every student requires differentiation of learning materials.

 

 

Teaching with Technology enables the weekly TEAMS wiki assignments to offer multimodal resources that enable viewinglisteningreadingplaying games, and creating materials.

 

Technology assists differentiation by:

  • reading aloud text

  • highlighting text

  • including a dictionary while students read

  • adding sticky notes to text wherever students put them

  • dictating notes that appear as text 


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Differentiated instruction with technology

9. Differentiated Instruction with Technology, shows the capabilities of iPad technology to differentiate learning, changing the model of ‘one size fits all’ teaching methods to many methods that enhance students’ learning experiences.

 
Describe three different ways that you observed teachers differentiating learning using iPads.

Identify the multiple modes of that students use for learning.

 

When tutoring yourself and someone else, having choices of interactive and self-correcting games and materials provide ways to make learning successful. We will help you find these materials and games.

 

10. What kinds of resources and tools are helpful to your tutoring others and tutoring yourself?

   

     What else do you wish you had to use?

 

 

 

The following resources are not part of the Assignment for this week

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bloom's Taxonomy of Higher Order Thinking Skills

 

 

external image Bloomtaxonomy.jpg

 

 

1. EXPLAIN which of these four is (are) MAKING THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE to your learning this semester?

 

2. What are you including to make a difference to the learning of the person you are tutoring? Explain what and why.

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop   Universal Design for Learning

 

DEFINE FAIR.

3. How do you define fair?

 

TRY a word web tool, something new to you!

 

Visual Thesaurus: FAIR defined

 

 

Try it free.

  • Type fair in the box, click LOOK IT UP.
  • Listen to the voice speak the word.
  • Look at the parts of speech defined on the right side.
  • Put your mouse on the colored dots in the web. These colors match the parts of speech.

 

VisualThesaurus translates into six other languages. Under the box where you type the word, see Language to try another language.

 

4. Why would you use or show someone else how to use the Visual Thesaurus? How might this resource assist your or their learning?

 

 

Consider MORAL DEVELOPMENT and how we think about what is fair. 

 

View 

  Fairness Video from F.A.T. (Frustration, Anxiety, Tension) CITY

 

5. How do you think equity is different from equality when students are learning in classrooms?

 

 

 

Universal Design for Learning Principles 


Multiple Means of Representation - giving students a variety of different ways to access information 


Multiple Means of Action and Expression - allowing students to show their knowledge, communicate, and express themselves through different modes- multiple modes of learning 


Multiple Means of Engagement - giving students voice and choice in their learning to choose how they want to do something

(CAST, Inc. 2017)

 

 

 

Workshop   Inclusive Education/Differentiated Instruction

 

 

 

Inclusive Education

 

Diane Ferguson in Education WorldWhat Does An ‘Inclusive’ School Look Like? suggests ways TO MAKE CLASSES INCLUSIVE

-LESS whole-class, teacher-directed instruction
-LESS classroom time devoted to fill-in-the-blank worksheets
-LESS effort by teachers to thinly “cover” large amounts of material in every subject area
-LESS tracking or leveling of students into “ability groups”

-MORE active learning in the classroom
-MORE emphasis on higher-order thinking and learning of key concepts and principles
-MORE responsibility transferred to students for their work
-MORE attention to affective needs and the varying cognitive styles of individual students
-MORE delivery of special help to students in general education classrooms 

 

 

 iPad technology differentiates learning changing ‘one size fits all’ to MULTIPLE MODES OF LEARNING.

 

View 

 

Differentiated instruction with technology

 

Multiple Modes of Learning 

 

Bodily/Kinesthetic

Interpersonal

Verbal/Linguistic

Logical/Mathematical

Intrapersonal

Naturalistic

Visual/Spatial

Musical/Rhythmic 

 

  

6.  Describe ways that you saw 3 teachers differentiating learning using iPads. 

 

7. Identify 6-8 multiple modes of learning that students utilize for learning in these different classes.

 


8. Multi-modal resources we put on the TEAMS' assignment pages--videos, audio pod casts, text, interactive websites and games--offer viewing, reading, hearing and doing opportunities to decrease boredom, add surprise and interest you in the topics.
How are these multimodal resources useful or not useful to YOUR learning? Please explain.

 

 

 

Workshop   Are There Learning Dis-Abilities or

                                                    Different Learning Abilities?

 

 Differences in learning are labeled disabilities,

but learning differently is actually displaying exceptional abilities.

 


 

View Temple Grandin A Scientist Understands Animals

View A LEGO Shuttle Got To Space Raul Oaida Launches LEGOs (NPR's Science Friday).

 

9. Compose a paragraph for EACH person that REFERS to the four concepts in the OPENER of this week's assignment to analyze how each person differentiates their own learning to achieve their goals

 

 

 

Big Idea Closer   Making learning successful for every student

 

Success for every student requires differentiation of learning materials.


 

Differentiated Instruction

 

Differentiated Instruction acknowledges and APPRECIATES STUDENTS' 

  • varying academic abilities
  • personalities
  • interests
  • background knowledge and experiences
  • motivation for learning.

 

Technology assists differentiation of learning with a computer or tablet or smartphone enabling:

  • reading aloud text

  • highlighting text

  • including a dictionary while students read

  • adding sticky notes to text wherever students put them

  • dictating notes that appear as text 

 

 

When tutoring yourself and someone else, having choices of interactive and self-correcting games and materials provide ways to make learning successful. We will help you find these materials and games.

 

10. What kinds of resources would be helpful to you in your tutoring others and yourself?

   What do you wish you had to use?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOT part of the assignment

 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1HGwNbivQ7uaAp9hEGbwRtPJEE9np8vePnYbZQZUw2xk/edit?ts=5f84e8b3#slide=id.p

 

Equality vs. Equity Image

 

 

Question:  Can you think of innovations or technologies developed by or for people with disabilities that has helped all of us?

 

  • Audiobooks

 

 

United States Department of Labor poster celebrating the 20th anniversary of the 

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 featuring Helen Keller and Justin Dart, Jr. 

Poster by the United States Department of Labor celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 featuring Helen Keller and Justin Dart, Jr., 2010

 

 

 

 

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991

 

 

Helen Keller and Justin Dart, Jr. lived political lives. 

 

They wanted to affect societal change that would be part of our society today. 

 

Fighting racial discrimination, seeking equal rights for all citizens and defending those in need were the life work of these people.

 

 

 

 
Read Political activities on Helen Keller's wikipedia page to learn about her political activism.

 

Helen Keller, Social Activist, Defender of the Needy

1.List four causes for social justice Helen Keller supported during her lifetime that you were not aware of till researching for this assignment. 

In school were you taught about Keller's life-long political activism? If not, what did you learn about her?

Not for the assignment, but if you are interested in learning more information, link to Helen Keller Biography page

 

Read Background, Activism, Road to Freedom parts 1+2 on Justin Dart, Jr.'s Wikipedia page to learn about his political activism.

 

Justin Dart, Jr., Social Activitist, Force for the Disabled

 

2. Justin Dart, Jr. became an advocate for the disadvantaged after he contracted polio. Beginning in 1952 at the segregated University of Houston, and throughout his life, he fought for causes that changed society. 

 

  • What did you discover he accomplished in his life?
  • In elementary, middle, high school or college classes, did you learn about Dart and his work on behalf of people?

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Disabilities

 

Differences in learning are labeled disabilities, but learning differently is actually displaying exceptional abilities.


View Temple Grandin A Scientist Understands Animals

View A LEGO Shuttle Got To Space Raul Oaida Launches LEGOs (NPR's Science Friday).

 

7. A growth mindset, not being afraid of making mistakes but viewing mistakes as necessary to learning, having confidence in one's ability to learn, seeking assistance and not taking no for an answer are visible traits of Teample Grandin and Raul Oaida.
 In two paragraphs, one for each person, summarize how the actions of each assisted achieving their goal. 

 

 

Read Student actions against bullying makes acceptance of differences real in school Chy Johnson's Upstanders


8. Chy Johnson is an example of what occurs when a group in a school includes students with special abilities in the social mainstream of school life. 

If you were an administrator at a school, what might you make part of the school to assist special ability students to be part of the daily social life?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text Summarizers

 

    • Try a Text Summarizer with One of Your Reading Assignments

 

Text to Speech Tools

 

Read typed sentences using different voices and speeds

   

 

 

 

Use the Speak Text-to-Speech Feature to Read Text Aloud

 

The Best Text to Speech Software 2018

 

 

Speech to Text Tools

 

Best Free Speech to Text Software for Windows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read Student actions against bullying makes acceptance of differences real in school Chy Johnson's Upstanders


8. Chy Johnson is an example of what occurs when a group in a school includes students with special abilities in the social mainstream of school life. 

If you were an administrator at a school, what might you make part of the school to assist special ability students to be part of the daily social life?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technology assists differentiation of learning with a computer or tablet or smartphone enabling:

  • reading aloud text

  • highlighting text

  • including a dictionary while students read

  • adding sticky notes to text wherever students put them

  • dictating notes that appear as text 

 

Through Performance, Mississippi Students Honor Long-Forgotten Locals NPR's 50 Great Teachers 2015

 

 

"I'm always looking for females," says Yarborough, "because females want to research females often. If that helps the student get into that, I want that."

He's looking for stones with interesting carvings, clues about the people buried underneath. And each year, he draws up a fresh list of names. No repeats.

 

Our first assignment in TEAMS featured a history teacher, Ken Yarborough, at Mississippi's High School of Science and Mathematics who designed a year long investigation with a creative final project performed in the graveyard to represent a person long dead talking about their lives and their time in history.

 

To differentiate this learning assignment, he asks students to CHOOSE a character. Then they begin writing, researching, acting, rehearsing, assisting each other's performances in June.  Students are continuously making and fixing mistakes, gaining skills and confidence, and learning through multiple modes.

 

 

Multiple Modes of Learning

 

LOGICAL-MATHEMATICAL
connects different ideas to each other to understand concepts
solves puzzles and seeks answers to puzzles
experiments, revises, tries again
asks questions seeking to understand more

INTRAPERSONAL
self-directs own learning
sets personal goals and tries to achieve them
thinks or perceives intuitively
reflects introspectively to make change in oneself

NATURALIST
learns and plays in and enjoys being outdoors
interested in and recognizes differences and similarities in plants, animals, science, weather, cycles in nature
is conscious and aware of how natural patterns change

VERBAL-LINGUISTIC
is interested in learning and using words and knowing the power of words,
seeks to enlarge vocabulary and to learn other languages
reads, writes, debates, argues, revises and critiques

VISUAL SPATIAL

playing sports, one sees angles, trajectories, space and calculates speed and movement
learns from pictures, photos, maps, drawings, architectural plans
recognizes natural and architectural shapes and patterns, sizes and scale, recognizes mathematical aspects of what is seen
designs, draws, paints, perceives information through artistic and aesthetic qualities

BODILY-KINESTHETIC
enjoys moving, dancing, playing sports, acting, builng, constructing
engages in role plays, simulations, practices
seeks activities where movement and coordination influence learning

MUSICAL-RHYTHMIC
listens to and recognizes different tones, rhythms and voices
thinks in sounds, composes, seeks audio resources
sings, orates, acts and creates music

INTERPERSONAL
perceives and responds empathetically and sympathetically to others
is socially aware, utilizes leadership behaviors, is inclusive of others
participates in groups and facilitates communications

 

 

MISTAKES are ESSENTIAL to YOUR and MY learning, building growth mindsets and increasing self-confidence

 


 Microsoft Immersive Reader

  

Learn about and try Immersive Reader with a reading assignment that you have to do for a class this week.

 6. What are the features of this tool that you find facilitate your learning?

  

Try a Text Summarizer as a tool for your use or for someone you are tutoring.

 Rewordify

 7. How might this tool be helpful to someone who is not able to read easily and fluently yet?

 

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