Product ID : TR1008
“I feel that stand-out project was redesigning the lesson plan to meet the UDL criteria. This was an eye- opening experience to really see how you CAN reach ALL students.” Crystal R.
Universal design is a concept coined by architects who started designing buildings for the fringe population. They realized that when they designed a building for those with physical needs, the result was a better design…for everyone! This course takes the universal design philosophy and applies it to lesson planning. Too often curriculum, lessons, even the class environment is designed for the “average” student. In this course, you will challenge the concept of “average” and look at ways to redesign your lessons to meet the extreme learners…consequently, reaching all learners.
Studies show that teaching to the average child leads to a lack of enthusiasm, missed goals and thousands of drop-outs. There is a way to design a lesson that engages, challenges and motivates all students to develop a lifelong love of learning. Discover how you can break down barriers that impede learning and increase enthusiasm by simply providing more choices. Universal Design for Learning is a 6-hour professional development course packed with great information on how you can save time by designing effective lessons for all learners. Enjoy!
PROJECTS TO BE COMPLETED
1. The Myth of Average Video Response
2. Lesson Redesign / Design
3. Presentation of UDL concepts
4. Online Participant Survey
Basic computer file management knowledge, e.g. opening, saving and uploading files, creating folders, basic word processing skills such as using tables
· Internet Access
· Any word processing program
· PowerPoint or other presentation software
· Adobe Reader 11.1.01 or later required to edit and save coursework (You can download this software for free at Adobe.com
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES
· Respond to the “Myth of Average” video with respect to a new perspective on how teachers view current and future educational practices.
· Develop an understanding of the 3 main principles of UDL.
· Redesign a lesson using UDL principles.
· Present their findings using principles of UDL learned in the course.
COMMON CORE STANDARDS
· CCSS.ELA-LITERACY. CCAR-R.2-10