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Universal Design for Learning (UDL)-a framework for supporting in classrooms
Loui Lord Nelson writes that "UDL is a framework that guides the shift from designing learning environments and lessons with potential barriers to designing barrier-free, instructionally rich learning environments and lessons that provide access to all students" (Design and Deliver, p. 2).
What does that mean?
Well, it means...
- I am planning with teachers to provide accommodations and modifications to lessons and independent work so that all students in the classroom can show what they know.
- When you visit classrooms, you may see some students taking notes, some students high-lighting already printed notes, and some students filling in key words on notes that are partially done.
- Desks and tables will be at different heights in one classroom.
- Some students may work during Math with base ten blocks while others may be writing equations
This area will become a featured student each week....
Here are some snapshots of learning from this year so far!
Taking Notes on Genres in 5th grade ELA
A small clock is used to support 3rd graders learning time!
An extra section is added to the front of Math notebooks for AHA! moments
1. Compose--Composing a number deals with understanding what a number is made of. For example, 356 is "composed" of 3 hundreds, 5 tens, and 6 ones. So 300+50+6=356
2. Decompose--Decomposing a number deals with breaking a number into smaller parts. For example, 25=2 tens and 5 ones, or 20+5.
Here is a link that has more examples and more information on these concepts.