Equity by Design by Mirko Chardin; Katie NovakWhen it comes to the hard work of reconstructing our schools into places where every student has the opportunity to succeed, Mirko Chardin and Katie Novak are absolutely convinced that teachers should serve as our primary architects. And by "teachers" they mean legions of teachers working in close collaboration. After all, it's teachers who design students' learning experiences, who build student relationships... who ultimately have the power to change the trajectory of our students' lives. Equity by Design is intended to serve as a blueprint for teachers to alter the all-too-predictable outcomes for our historically under-served students. A first of its kind resource, the book makes the critical link between social justice and Universal Design for Leanring (UDL) so that we can equip students (and teachers, too) with the will, skill, and collective capacity to enact positive change. Inside you'll find: concrete strategies for designing and delivering a culturally responsive, sustainable, adn equitable framework for all students; rich examples, case studies, and implementation spotlights of educators; and evidence-based application of best practices for UDL to create more inclusive and equitable classrooms.
Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone by Thomas J. Tobin; Kirsten T. BehlingAdvocates for the rights of people with disabilities have worked hard to make universal design in the built environment "just part of what we do." We no longer see curb cuts, for instance, as accommodations for people with disabilities, but perceive their usefulness every time we ride our bikes or push our strollers through crosswalks. This is also a perfect model for Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework grounded in the neuroscience of why, what, and how people learn. Tobin and Behling show that, although it is often associated with students with disabilities, UDL can be profitably broadened toward a larger ease-of-use and general diversity framework. Captioned instructional videos, for example, benefit learners with hearing impairments but also the student who worries about waking her young children at night or those studying on a noisy team bus. Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone is aimed at faculty members, faculty-service staff, disability support providers, student-service staff, campus leaders, and graduate students who want to strengthen the engagement, interaction, and performance of all college students. It includes resources for readers who want to become UDL experts and advocates: real-world case studies, active-learning techniques, UDL coaching skills, micro- and macro-level UDL-adoption guidance, and use-them-now resources.
This video is an overview of Universal Design for Learning. Representation; Action and Expression; and Engagement are all reviewed and explained.