UDL Module 5: Putting It All Together

a graphic of a figure reading a bookModule 5 Introduction


First Steps: Now that you’ve completed Module 4, please consider the following:

(Prompt #14: What did you try in your classroom? How did you vary opportunities for students’ action and expression? Are there other action and expression strategies you would like to explore? Please add your comments in the section below:)

photo from CAST of 9 UDL Guidelines The framework of UDL includes three overarching principles which include engagement, representation, and strategy. As you’ve explored, these three UDL principles and their respective UDL guidelines compose the UDL framework or lens. When we consider this UDL lens in our instructional planning, we are more assured that we are designing our curriculum for the range of learners in our classrooms. This module focuses on bringing the UDL principles together through using and reflecting on the Bookbuilder tool.  (HINT: You can login to Bookbuilder with the same login and password you’ve been using for all these free CAST resources.)

Module 5 Goals


 

  • Review 3 principles of UDL.
  • Practice using CAST Bookbuilder.
  • Reflect on the application of UDL in CAST Bookbuilder.
  • Provide feedback about this UDL classroom & additional UDL education.

Module 5 Activities


Activity 1: Review UDL Principles & CAST Bookbuilder. In a small group, review the UDL guidelines chart. As you use the Bookbuilder tool, you will notice how UDL guidelines are embedded as you create books that include multiple means of engagement, representation, and strategy. Once you have created your book in Bookbuilder, you can reflect on your observations through UDL in action.

Activity 2: Using Bookbuilder. To “practice what we preach”, here are 3 ways to learn about using Bookbuilder: explore Bookbuilder guide on CAST website, explore written directions with graphics, and/or explore video directions.

  1. CAST provides a guide to support the use of UDL guidelines in Bookbuilder projects.  The guide can be found here. This is an invaluable resource for you to review as you begin using Bookbuilder and are learning about UDL.
  2. Written directions with graphics for using Bookbuilder are also located here at the VCU Stepping Stones website and can be used as a reference for later as well.
  3. Videos that describe and show the steps to using Bookbuilder.

Activity 3: Reflect on UDL principles in Bookbuilder

  • Reflection 1: In the Bookbuilder book you began to create, how were you able to design your book to include multiple means of representation? (Prompt #15: In the Bookbuilder book you began to create, how were you able to design your book to include multiple means of representation? Please enter your comments in the space below:)
  • Reflection 2: How did you design your book to provide various ways for students to act and express their knowledge? (Prompt #16: How did you design your book to provide various ways for students to act and express their knowledge? Please enter your comments in the space below:)

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  • Reflection 3: How did you use Bookbuilder with multiple means to engage student interest and learning? (Prompt #17: How did you use Bookbuilder with multiple means to engage student interest and learning? Please enter your comments in the space below:)

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Please Provide Us with Feedback


Untitled Thank you for your contributions to this UDL Virtual Classroom during the pilot stage. We value learning together and look forward to our next steps in creating educational experiences that inspire all students to learn. Above is a visual example (created with Wordle.net) of your varied comments related to the modules thus far. A survey will be forthcoming and sent to you through your group facilitator to collect more of your perspectives on this project. Look for that soon and thank you!!


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