Week 4 – Discussion
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
|UDL & Differentiation|
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can be defined as “a set of principles for curriculum development that gives all individuals equal opportunities to learn” (CAST, n.d.).
Differentiation can be defined as meeting students at their current level of readiness and then planning instruction around individual needs. When combining these two theories, classroom instruction becomes engaging, dynamic, and inclusive.
Using one of the following free online presentation tools listed below, create an interactive presentation that:a) Compares and contrasts the two concepts
b) Explains how you envision blending the concepts in your current or future classroom.
In your presentation be sure to include:
- How you will present new information
- How students will demonstrate their prior background knowledge
- Your strategies to engage and motivate students
- At least two scholarly resources from Ashford’s Online Library or Google scholar relating to the theoretical foundation of UDL and/or differentiation.
- All in-text citations included must be cited in APA format at the conclusion of your post.
Post your link along with a brief introduction in your initial post.
Free Online Presentation Tools
- Pearltrees (Links to an external site.)
- Prezi (Links to an external site.)
- VoiceThread (Links to an external site.)
Guided Response: Review at least two of your peers’ presentations and address the following questions:
- Do you think that each concept has been fully explained? Why or why not? Using the information provide, do you feel children will be engaged and motivated in this classroom?
- What additional suggestions that are supported by your textbook or research-based articles to improve each concept’s explanation and to keep students engaged in learning?