Teaching to a diverse group of students?
- The way people learn is as unique as their fingerprints
- Curriculum needs to be design to meet this diversity; that is, curriculum that can be used and understood by anyone
- UDL minimizes barriers and maximizes learning for all students
- Every student in the classroom brings different backgrounds, strengths, needs, and interests
How the brain works?
The brain has 3 broad networks:
- Recognition: the “What” of learning
- Skills and Strategies: the “How” of learning
- Caring and Prioritizing: the “Why” of learning
A curriculum needs to fit all 3 sides of the brain, but how we can do that? Design for those in the margins with a flexible curriculum approach.
Questions to ask
What are the goals of my curriculum?
What are the barriers in the classroom?
Actions to take
- Provide multiple means of representation: present content in multiple media and provide varied supports.
- Provide multiple means for actions and expressions: provide students with options to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Provide multiple means for engagement
This information has been collected from the official UDL-CAST website.