#UDLchat: UDL in the Wild
May 1, 2019 | 6:00-6:30pm PT / 9:00-9:30pm ET (UTC-5)
Our brains are always learning, no matter where we are or what we're doing; learning is not limited to structured learning environments, such as digital or in-person classrooms. We work hard as educational professionals to implement UDL in these settings, but examples of UDL exist outside these environments as well. If the goal of UDL is expert learning, then part of becoming an expert learner is recognizing UDL out in the world as informal instances of implicit or explicit instruction.
We often say that once you start to internalize the UDL framework, you start to find UDL everywhere. Let's find UDL in the wild!
- Q1: Describe an example of multiple means of representation that you've encountered outside of a typical learning environment.
- Q2: Describe an example of multiple means of action & expression that you've encountered outside of a typical learning environment.
- Q3: Describe an example of multiple means of engagement that you've encountered outside of a typical learning environment.
- Q4: Choose one of the examples shared (yours or someone else's) and describe how you'd like to incorporate it into your instructional design.
So what's this #UDLchat all about?
#UDLchat is a bi-monthly Twitter chat focused on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). We are a virtual community of practitioners, enthusiasts, and evangelists eager to discuss resources, successes, and challenges in implementing UDL in a wide variety of environments and contexts.
Join us every 1st & 3rd Wednesday from 6-6:30 pm PT / 9-9:30 pm ET (UTC-5) for a rapid-fire learning-focused chat, and build your PLN!
New to Twitter Chats?
Here are some great resources to help you get started!
- Edublogs Teacher Challenges: Participate in Twitter Chats [blog post]
- The Social Media Coach: How to Participate in a Twitter Chat [blog post]
- Twitter Chat Basics [video 3:24] from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. It's a great intro for those new to the format.
- Twubs: #UDLchat [tool] Lots of #UDLchat participants use Twubs to keep track of the fast-paced conversation. Twubs has great tools to speed up or slow down the pace of the tweets, and if you log in using your Twitter account, it adds the hashtag to your tweets for you!
Want text alerts to remind you before each #UDLchat?
Pick a way to receive messages for #UDLchat:
- If you have a smartphone, get push notifications.
On your iPhone or Android phone, open your web browser and go to the following link: rmd.at/udlchat
Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You'll be prompted to download the mobile app.
- If you don't have a smartphone, get text notifications.
Text the message @udlchat to the number 81010.
If you're having trouble with 81010, try texting @udlchat to (781) 916-9648.
* Standard text message rates apply.
- Don't have a mobile phone? Go to rmd.at/udlchat on a desktop computer to sign up for email notifications.