Catching Up

Your Students with Disabilities Who Have Fallen Behind...

Welcome!

Our Learning Targets:

  1. Understand how shifting our focus for students with disabilities can allow for academic gains.
  2. Understand the UDL framework and how we can use the UDL Guidelines to remove barriers.
  3. Explore the differences between acceleration and remediation and identify the necessary steps for accelerating learning.
  4. Identify the importance of and how to clearly articulate learning goals for students.
  5. Analyze the importance of generating thinking, purpose, relevance and curiosity through thought provoking, hands-on activity that encompasses the big idea of the standard within the first few minutes of class to accelerate learning.

  6. Understand ways to conduct ongoing, transparent formative assessments that yield timely, detailed feedback from teachers and peers.

  7. Identify how to provide multiple representations of vocabulary that immerse students in hands-on, playful, multi-sensory vocabulary experiences that will accelerate learning for students.

  8. Explore compelling, engaging, and high-leverage instructional strategies that provide more challenge and autonomy to support learning and close gaps.

History of the Green Dots

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UNIVERSAL DESIGN

UD originated in architecture and urban planning, as part of a movement to be designing buildings and other environments that would accommodate the widest spectrum of users, including those with disabilities, right from the start.

PROJECT BROCCOLI

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Step #1 Clearly Articulate Learning Goals

PROGRESS CHECK

"VISUAL SYNECTIC" BREAKOUT ACTIVITY

STEP #2 Activate and/or Build Prior Knowledge

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"GROUP - LABEL - JUSTIFY" BREAKOUT ACTIVITY

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PROGRESS CHECK

ACTIVATING BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE BREAKOUT PROMPT

STEP # 3 FREQUENT & MEANINGFUL FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT

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PROGRESS CHECK

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Step #4 Strategic Vocabulary Instruction

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Playing with Vocabulary

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Which One is the Odd One Out?

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STEP #5 Dig into Concepts; High Leverage Practices

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PROGRESS CHECK

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"Compass Points" Breakout Activity

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Thank You!

I hope you got tons of ideas and resources from today's session. Please don't hesitate to reach out after today if I can be of help! Additional resources can be found on the "Training Resources" page of my website; www.ThinkingInCommon.com