This is the schedule and material used for a
class I am teaching at SUNY New Paltz for Summer Session II, 2006. The catalog
description of the course is:
Universal Design for Learning, Assistive Technology, and Multiple
Intelligence are some teaching and learning strategies that are discussed
as means to ensure that methods and materials are used in the classroom that
include all students. Assistive Technology devices and software are used.
This class is appropriate for all teachers and administrators at every grade
Discuss creating accounts and how these accounts can be used for professionals
Urgency for Participation and Success in the General Curriculum
What is the General Curriculum?
The General Curriculum, Universal Design for Learning, and Assistive
Assignment for July 26:
Prepare demonstration of materials with consideration for UDL and
Prepare presentation of how school can use UDL for access to learning
for all students
Demonstrations of materials with consideration for
UDL and AT
Presentations of how school can use UDL for access
to learning for all students
A History of Legislation Leading Up to No Child Left
Behind (NCLB) and the 1997 Amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities
Education (IDEA) Act
Universal Design for Learning and Civil Rights
The 1997 Amendments to IDEA, Assistive Technology, and Universal Design
Assignment for July 29:
Write 2-3 page paper explaining how universal access could be used
in two of two state standard areas.
Share paper on universal access and state standards
Principles of Universal Design for Learning
Understanding the Relationship of Universal Design for Learning to
Understanding How We Learn
How the Nature of Learning Influences Instruction
Assignment for August 1:
Group - Prepare presentation about one of the assistive technology
devices or software
Individual - Choose one of the assignments on differentiation listed
on Blackboard to complete.
Group presentations of assistive technology devices or software
Share individual assignment on differentiation
Zone of Proximal Development
Multiple Intelligences: Implications for Universal Design for Learning
Relationship of Brain Research to Universal Learning for Design and
Assignment for August 2:
Read Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age: Universal Design
for Learning: http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/
Go to "Tools & Activities" at the bottom of the page.
Complete at least two activities on this page. Look around the site.
Be prepared to discuss the book and the website in class.