All resources in Universal Design for Learning OER


Clusive Lesson: It's a Mystery

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This Lesson was created to use in conjunction with materials in Clusive [], a free, online learning environment that makes materials flexible and accessible.  The Lesson is designed for students in grades 6-8, and targets ELA standards as well as SEL skills of self-awareness and learner agency. As you use this lesson, students will be guided to recognize, understand, and apply key elements of a mystery story, tools that they can use to build learner agency, self-awareness, and comprehension

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Kristin Robinson

Open for Everyone: Integrating Universal Design for Learning in Open Education Practice

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The materials in this module -- including PowerPoint slides and a handout -- were developed for the Washington State Canvas Conference (WACC) 2019, co-presented by an Instructional Designer and OER Librarian. Therefore, the focus is on best practices of integrating UDL and OE principles and materials into Canvas courses. However, many concepts are basic and universal and could be adapted to any learning management system. These materials were also designed for a 60-minute session but could easily be adapted for a longer session or workshop. These materials were designed for educators already familiar with the basic concepts of UDL and OER.

Material Type: Lecture, Lesson, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Tacoma Community College Library

Inclusive Educational Practices-Creation of a Lesson Plan

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This module is part of a course on Inclusive Educational Practices that offers professional development for educators who aspire to provide a supportive learning environment for dyslexic and with learning difficulties learners.Students have different needs, interests, and abilities. In order to effectively teach them and provide them with rich learning experiences, lesson plans need to be as diverse as they are. This module aims to help educators analyze different learning styles and accordingly build  their lesson plans as to embrace and support not only the needs of specific learners but provide quality education for all students. To this end, tools, articles, guidelines, videos, and examples are provided. Planning a lesson for an inclusive classroom entails less modifications for future use in a different learning context, facilitates a substitute to take over the class, and ensures learning for every child."It is not the disabilities of the students that prevent the implementation of a long effective instructional model, but the environment that is disabling"                               Katz, 2015 

Material Type: Module

Author: Chrysoula Lazou

Instructional Leadership - Learner variability

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Knowledge of learners and learning is an essential priority for Library Media Specialists. As the demand for meeting the needs of all learners increases, LMSs are uniquely positioned to observe and support learners across the range of their strengths and challenges. Not only are they able to provide a variety of resources for gathering, processing, and producing information, LMSs are often afforded the opportunity to observe learner strengths that may go overlooked in classroom settings.Personalizing learning is a shift from facilitating implementation of a curricular program to developing a repertoire of instructional resources and strategies to support learner variability. In bridging the disciplines of information and learning, the LMS stays abreast of developments in each, curating and accessing exceptional OER materials and integrating evidence-based mind, brain, and education science (MBES). This module will take a look at the concept and science of learner variability, and investigate and apply two models for designing instruction for learner variability. Students are asked to build on their knowledge of Guided Inquiry Process (see Resources) and OER materials to leveraging learner profiles for effective instructional design.This unit specifically addresses NH ED 614.11.A.1.a and 614.11.A.1.b.

Material Type: Module

Author: Kim Carter