Conversation Theory is what we experience as instructors when we design classes with A/B partner talk or small groups led by teachers. This is the circle conversation part of the "Propeller Model". Students need to dialogue about what they are learing. Each student needs to have the metalearning vocabulary to dialogue together about learning.
I will use this…Continue
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Questioning for Inquiry Based Learning and AFL
Kerry Armstrong May 7, 2013
David Rose presented in Vancouver a few years ago and he used the metaphor of a GPS to describe the parts of learning that we need to have built into instruction to guide successful learners. In my Inquiry Based teaching “The Propeller Model”, I use this UDL metaphor in my planning coupled with Dylan Wiliam’s six strategies of Assessment For Learning…Continue
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A picture is worth a thousand words. With this lesson students will SEE that a poem may be interpreted in more than one way.
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U.S. Education System
Post Secondary Education in the U.S.
Post secondary education in the United States refers to all formal education beyond secondary school.
For international students seeking higher educational opportunities in the U.S., post secondary education is typically divided into the following categories:
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Last year around this time, Edward Clapp and Laura Edwards of the Harvard Educational Review put out a call for papers for a Special Issue focused on Expanding Our Vision for the Arts in Education. Anne Meyer, David Rose, and I proposed a paper and a digital version of the article that would model UDL.
Added by Don Glass on April 22, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
"I'm just not doing enough!" is how a colleague greeted me this morning when I asked how her 'Inquiry' unit was going; and, that was what I was feeling this morning. Ms S is in the middle of her inquiry unit "What can the experiences of "early Canadians" teach me about what it means to be Canadian? How will learning about their experiences influence my future and transform my ideas of what it means to be a Canadian citizen?" Students must create a passport of a person from the past…Continue
Added by kerry armstrong on March 29, 2013 at 7:32pm — No Comments
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
― Albert Einstein
Added by Jean Laquidara Hill on February 27, 2013 at 7:55am — No Comments
I have neglected the complexities of the UDL principle of multiple means of engagement. When I started with UDL, I believed it was about offering students choice about assignments, adding poetry and art and music, asking for feedback and finding out what students liked best. I worked on creating a community of learners and a place for calm, ordered sharing, discussion, reading, writing and numeracy. And it is all of those things but we know so much more about what children’s brains look like…Continue
Added by kerry armstrong on February 26, 2013 at 10:34pm — No Comments
Het SIHO vertaalde de UDL Checklist van CAST naar een toegankelijke Nederlandse versie. Deze is in bijlage opgenomen. Docenten kunnen in de rechterkolom 'checken' wat zij al ondernemen op het vlak van UDL en kunnen formuleren waar zij nog mogelijke actiepunten voor zichzelf zien om nog meer toegankelijk te zijn. De checlist moet dus niet gebruikt worden als een 'afvinklijst', maar eerder een werkinstrument om bij de hand te hebben, wanneer je bijvoorbeeld een nieuw opleidingsonderdeel start…Continue
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I am a member of the UDL/CAST Academy Cohort 1. The educators on my team have already posted lessons at the Exchange. Administrators have been asked to post resource maps. My question is...where do I 'post' this type of document on the exchange.
Added by Francine Bigda on February 3, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments
This session features CAST and district leaders discussing the UDL implementation process. It includes a description of the five phases of UDL implementation and examples of how districts apply the principles of UDL to decision-making and planning.
Learning Goal: Participants will explore Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a systems change process.…Continue
Added by Monica Boomgard on January 10, 2013 at 10:25am — No Comments
Last week my Humanities 9 students had no idea what I was talking about! A mind map with four sections: Art, Culture, Geography and Sustainability. Learning outcomes around the geographic regions of N. America (Ch 6), Aboriginal Peoples of N. America (Ch 7) and first contact (Ch 8). The Inquiry question: What can the canoe teach us about where we live, who we are, how we express ourselves and what we want to become as Canadians? What aspect of the canoe guides your future? I mean it seems…Continue
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UDL is a multi-modal way of teaching and learning, in which we purposely plan so that all our students can access the content and achieve mastery.
Added by Magda Donis on October 12, 2012 at 1:43pm — No Comments
I found my way back home from a year in Ottawa and I started September in a new school with a new assignment.
Secondary teaching Humanities 8 and 9 and some Math and Science 8.
My classroom has a 'chalk' board on one side and a white board running down the other side. I have a computer with the internet hooked up to a projector on the ceiling. The computer is at the back of the class and the projector at the front. My VP was able to get the projector facing the side so that…Continue
Added by kerry armstrong on October 8, 2012 at 12:40pm — No Comments
Some great tools here. Thanks for making them shareable!Continue
Added by Lisa Donovan on September 26, 2012 at 9:06pm — No Comments
Linda Christensen wrote a book that has inspired my first 3 lessons for start-up in 2012-13.
1. Say your name and tell how you got it
2. Tell us about yourself start the poem with "I am from..."
3. Tell us about…Continue
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