October 19, 2016
What is Universal Design for Learning?
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) encompasses three brain networks, providing insight and strategies to allow all students the opportunity to access academic curriculum. The three brain networks are as follows:
What is the Role of Technology?
The role of technology in education is a widely discussed and debated topic. Among the many questions facing educators is the efficacy of technology as a tool in the classroom. While “assistive technology” portrays the idea that technology is acting as an assistant, the term “accessible technology” more adequately conveys the representation that technology can allow students access to the curriculum with which they would be otherwise unable to engage. Under the principle of UDL, technology is another viable option for providing students with a means to access the curriculum. Over the course of this year’s publications, we will explore a variety of accessible technologies, as well as the research behind the appropriateness of technology in the classroom.
How Does This Connect To Landmark’s Teaching Principles™?
By following the principles of UDL teachers will inherently adhere to Landmark’s first teaching principle: Provide Opportunities for Success. For the full text of the Landmark Teaching Principles™, including “Provide Opportunities for Success” click here.