#UDLChat October 3

6-6:30pm PT/ 9-9:30pm ET

TQE's (Thoughts, Questions, and Epiphanies) with Co-hosts Joni Degner and Bryan Dean

Recently, I was listening to Jennifer Gonzalez's podcast on Cult of Pedagogy, and she was interviewing Marisa Thompson, a secondary ELA teacher from Southern California. She was talking about using TQE's (Thoughts, Questions, and Epiphanies) to facilitate deeper, learner-centered discussions. I love pretty much everything that comes from Cult of Pedagogy, and I love trying new discussion protcols, so we'll be looking at three powerful quotations from experts in Universal Design for Learning and opening those up to your TQE's.

(Wait...what's an epiphany? An epiphany is an illuminating discovery, realization or insight.)

Check out the three quotations below that you'll responding to with Thoughts, Questions, and Epiphanies. You can respond with just one of these or with as many as you'd like.

When you respond, use the following:





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Quote from Luis Perez

"With hope, learners can overcome any obstacle."
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Quote from Allison Posey

"If we are not addressing emotions in our classrooms, then we are not addressing how students learn."
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Quote from Emma Van der Klift and Norman Kunc

"The idea that ability leads to opportunity needs to be reversed. Give people opportunities, and it will lead to ability."

Need an Example?

The chat will go like this...we'll fire off a quotation from the field (the three you see above will be used as tonights "questions"). When the quote is posted, you will respond with a thought, a question or an epiphany. You might choose to just respond with one of those, but you might find that the quote prompts more than one. You might have a thought and a question or even all three.
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Example Question: Quote from Katie Novak

"The moment you have lower expectations for some students is the instant they won't have as many learning opportunities as their peers."

Example Response for #UDLChat

T1 When I first started implementing UDL as a practitioner, I felt a shift in my expectations for my learners. I think that clear, flexible goals and understanding the expert learner characteristics contributed to that shift.

Q1 What role does implicit bias play in our expectations?

E1 We must presume competence and ability in all students.