Making the Common Core Writing Standards Accessible Through Universal Design for Learning

Author: Sally A. Spencer
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483393070
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Unlock hidden writing skills in all learners through UDL! The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for writing are promising but are challenging to implement, especially for struggling students. Sally A. Spencer demonstrates the promise of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework for making the CCSS writing and language standards accessible to all kids. Educators who utilize these strategies will know: How to leverage the strengths of students to optimize writing instruction and overcome their weaknesses The ways UDL can minimize the roadblocks in CCSS implementation How to - and how not to - use technology to teach writing and language conventions

CCSS and UDL Common Core State Standards and Universal Design for Learning

Author: Joseph Casbarro
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
ISBN: 1935609777
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Given the prevalence of student diversity, schools are struggling to find ways to help with the implementation of CCSS. With the wide range of student learning styles, socioeconomic backgrounds and life experiences, one key to meeting this challenge is the use of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Originally developed to address the instructional needs of students with disabilities, UDL is now being embraced as an answer to creating learning environments where all students, regardless of their individual differences, can meet the CCSS. Designed for classroom teachers, this guide provides practical strategies and best practices for utilizing UDL as a means to help students successfully access and achieve the CCSS.

What Really Works With Exceptional Learners

Author: Wendy W. Murawski
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506363482
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Your desk reference for success with exceptional students As education trends promote the inclusion of students with special needs, this book is the perfect resource for teachers and administrators who need to know what works…and what doesn’t. With personal experiences, references, and reproducibles, this book identifies evidence-based practices in an easy-access format. The editors and authors examine how special educational needs affect: Content areas like reading and math Specialization areas like autism and learning disabilities Pedagogical areas like culturally responsive practices and accommodations Other critical areas like legal issues, behavior challenges, and home-school collaboration

Beyond Pizzas Pies

Author: Julie McNamara
Publisher: Math Solutions
ISBN: 1935099132
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"This resource combines current research and practical strategies to support teachers in understanding and addressing the most common misconceptions that students have about fractions and presents opportunities to help students investigate, discuss, revise, expand, and refine their understanding of fractions. Includes reproducibles, bibliography, and index"--

Design and Deliver

Author: Loui Lord Nelson
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598573503
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is the best way to teach all students effectively but how can a busy teacher get started with UDL right now? With this book, you will learn how to use the three key principles of UDL: Engagement, Representation, and Action & Expression to present information in multiple ways and meet the needs of diverse learners. Written in first person, like a face-to-face talk with a passionate educator, the book gives teachers a reader-friendly UDL primer and a practical framework for implementation, with detailed guidelines on lesson planning and checkpoints that help them stay on track.

Cracking the Common Core

Author: William E. Lewis
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462513131
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book guides teachers in grades 6-12 to strategically combine a variety of texts--including literature, informational texts, and digital sources--to meet their content-area goals and the demands of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It presents clear-cut ways to analyze text complexity, design challenging text sets, and help students get the most out of what they read. Provided are practical instructional ideas for building background knowledge, promoting engagement, incorporating discussion and text-based writing, and teaching research skills. Appendices offer sample unit plans for English language arts, history/social studies, and science classrooms. More than 20 reproducible coaching templates and other tools can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Idiot s Guides The Common Core Standards

Author: Jared T. Bigham, EdD
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1615647333
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Common Core State Standards are a set of standards for Kindergarten through 12th grade that have been adopted by 45 states in an effort to ensure that all U.S. students are equally prepared for college and careers. But no change in educational policy will ever meet with universal approval, and this change is proving controversial for many reasons. Parents are getting secondhand, biased information in many cases, and lack a clear understanding of what these standards are and how they will affect how and what their children learn. Idiot's Guides: The Common Core Standards will help parents, students, teachers, student teachers, and administrators understand the details of this far-reaching initiative. In it, readers get: A history of the development of the standards-how they came to be, where they have been implemented, and how they compare with those of other countries. An outline of what makes these standards different from previous statewide and standards. Details and examples of how students' classroom learning will change under the Common Core. Ways parents can help students at home--including how to help with homework that may be quite different than what they remember. A breakdown of the standards for English, math, and literacy across other subject areas, by grade level. Answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Common Core. Information on the assessments that students will take as part of the new curricula.

Teaching in Today s Inclusive Classrooms A Universal Design for Learning Approach

Author: Richard M. Gargiulo
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305856201
Format: PDF, ePub
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TEACHING IN TODAY'S INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS: A UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING APPROACH, 3rd Edition is a concise, accessible, and current text for the Introduction to Inclusive Teaching course. It is the only inclusion textbook available with a consistent, integrated emphasis on Universal Design for Learning (UDL)—an important, contemporary educational philosophy focused on using strategies and tools to help ALL students by accommodating their differences. Aligned with InTASC and CEC standards, this text also provides foundational information about children with disabilities who are included in today's classrooms, and the most effective strategies for teaching them alongside their typically developing peers. Featuring new material on Common Core State Standards, case studies, and sound research-based teaching and learning strategies, this hands-on text offers pre-service and in-service teachers a practical, flexible framework for effective instruction, classroom management, assessment, and collaboration in today's diverse classrooms. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

UDL Now

Author: Katie Novak
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780989867436
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In UDL Now! Katie Novak provides practical insights and savvy strategies for helping all learners meet high standards using the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Chapters include: -- The UDL Guidelines: A Planning Tool You Can't Live Without -- Recruiting and Engaging Students as UDL Partners -- Two Types of Learning Standards and UDL Implementation -- Choice Assignments: Expressing Knowledge in Endless Ways -- Scaffolding: Setting the Bar High and Raising Students to It

Universal Design for Learning UDL and the Florida State Standards FSS

Author: Joseph Casbarro
Publisher: National Professional Resources, Inc./Dude Publishing
ISBN: 1938539117
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This six-page, quick-reference laminated guide is a convenient tool for teachers charged with implementing the Florida State Standards. It explains how and why to use Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to ensure students with diverse backgrounds and learning needs can succeed. The guide provides an overview of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), along with strategies for providing multiple means of representation, multiple means of expression, and and multiple means of engagement. It also describes specific UDL best practices that enhance implementation of the Language Arts Standards (LAFS) and Mathematics Standards (MAFS). Other features include a UDL lesson planning framework and a review of approaches— such as differentiated instruction, brain-compatible learning, multi-tiered system of supports, cooperative learning and project-based learning— that support UDL in the classroom.