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					                                     Universal Design for Learning
UDL - Educational framework that guides the development and design of flexible, multi-level learning
experiences. In involves the following:

CIA -
Content
Input/Instruction
Activity and/or Assessment

I. Content. This is the information that is provided to students. Content can by varied in terms of more-
complex or less complex.


II. Instruction or Input. This is how information is provided to students. Differentiation here includes:
• graphic organizers to make content more visual.
• assistive technology to enable all students to have access to print material.
• books on tape
• small group instruction or activities
• independent programs
• compact and differentiation

III. Activity and Assessment. This is how students manipulate or use the information or skills. Differentiation
here includes:
• tiered instruction based on Bloom’s taxonomy
• cooperative learning
• multiple intelligences: activities designed around Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligence or Sternberg’s
   Theory of Triarchic Intelligence
• Thinking skills

Demonstrating learning. Differentiation can involve alternative ways for students to demonstrate their
learning including the following creative, open-ended activities.
 • small group speeches
 • journals/learning logs
 • create graphic organizer or semantic map
 • create a poem
 • put important items or events on a time line
 • plan and perform a newscast
 • do an interview show
 • design a crossword puzzle
 • weigh or measure
 • plan and perform a newscast.
 • design a crossword puzzle
 • make a game or design a quiz show
 • create a sculpture or painting
 • create a radio drama
 • create a bulletin board
 • design a poster
 • design a survey
 • tape an interview
 • create a play
 • run an experiment.
 • create a dance
• make a commercial
• use dance or mime to express an idea
• create a rap song.
• design a reading guide.
• find related issues.
• describe an idea using numbers.
• describe multiple viewpoints.
• write a newspaper article.

Assessment and activities are often times the same. Authentic assessment is used to assess products and
performances and includes:
• checklists
• rubrics
• actual products
• I-learned statements
• open-ended checklists
• learning logs

				
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