Read through the following websites and go through the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) PowerPoint
(http://www.slideshare.net/carlapiper/551udl-4755138) in the week 7 learning activities folder.
What is Universal Design for Learning (UDL)? – http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/whatisudl
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guidelines – http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/udlguidelines_theorypractice
UDL and Technology – http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/udltechnology
How might technology be used to improve equal access to education for all students using the concepts of universal
design for learning (UDL)? Select one of the concepts of UDL and apply it to teaching and learning in your curriculum
area and grade level. What kinds of technology might be used to help students acquire information and gain
knowledge? How might different technologies help students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of your
curriculum content? What technologies might “hook” students into learning new concepts and ideas? How might
technology motivate diverse learners?
Universal Design for Learning calls for …
Multiple means of representation, to give learners various ways of acquiring information and knowledge,
Multiple means of action and expression, to provide learners alternatives for demonstrating what they know,
Multiple means of engagement, to tap into learners’ interests, offer appropriate challenges, and increase motivation.
Read through the examples of UDL at: hhttp://www.cast.org/impact/universal-design-for-learning-udl. Click on one of
the checkpoints under one of the principles (representation, action and expression, and engagement). Select one
example or resource and provide a summary description for your colleagues in discussion. How could you apply this
example or resource to your own teaching?
2, In Chapter 13 Annspaugh and Ezell contend that the most effective drug education program in
influencing both attitudes and behaviors are peer programs that include refusal skills-with more
direct emphasis on behavior-on social and life skills, or both. Research one of the programs described
in the text at the end of the chapter or locate a program online that teach children refusal skills and
share what you learned.
Does the media play in promoting drug use among children and teens? Explain your thinking.