UDL for Special Ed

A poster presentation for 2017 UDL Symposium

Planning and implementing UDL lessons for diverse populations with unique needs as a product of a graduate course

Kibbutzim College of Education Technology and the Arts
Master of Education (M.Ed.) Technology and Education
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At this poster session we will represent our students and their projects

Dr. Betty Shrieber

A Lecturer at the School of Education, Kibbutzim College, Tel-Aviv

Expertise in the field of:

  • Learning Disorder and ADHD
  • Assistive technology
  • Planning functions for adults with learning disabilities and ADHD
  • Executive Functions

Amir Bar M.S

- Lecturer at the Technology & Education M.Ed Program at the Kibbutz College, Israel
- Board Member at the Houston Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (HBIDA)
- Founder of UCNLEARN
- Instructional Designer and Learning Product Developer at Halliburton

The poster is presenting our students : their course project and planned activities

UDL Graduate course goals:

The goals of this course:

A. To present to our graduate students the UDL principles and perception.

B. To enable them to experience UDL hands-on, by building and delivering UDL-based class activities to their own pupils.

UDL course-students reflection about the LEGO exercise : Amir Bar and Dr. Betty Shrieber

The assignments’ instructions

A. To choose lesson content and set goals for a lesson.

B. To plan two kinds of lessons for their pupils (all are pupils with unique needs):

One is a regular lesson (as they used to do)

One UDL lesson.

C. To write a rational for the lesson based on the UDL principles.

D. To plan a diverse activity based on three principles of UDL and upload them to SurveyGizmo.

E. To instruct the lesson in their classroom and write a reflection.

F.To present their products and the course insights.

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creating UDL products: the LEGO exercise


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from the students' reflection

  1. Although the pupils were asked to choose one or two ways of learning, they wanted to experience all kinds of learning options.
  2. All the pupils enjoyed the lessons.

  3. The most popular way of learning was watching short videos that were prepared by the teacher.(some videos were with sign language).

  4. The pupils went from dependent learners to independent learners.

  5. All the pupils asked their teacher to do more “fun” UDL lessons.