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Customize Learning Using Universal Design and Blended Learning Practices

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Dr. Cari Kennedy  
Learn about the philosophy of customized learning and how to implement it using the Universal Design for Learning and blended learning approaches by building a blended learning toolbox that aligns with UDL to customize learning in the classroom.

Audience: Teachers, Professional developers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Personalized learning
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this presentation is to show teachers how to customize learning using the UDL principles and Blended Learning applications.

Establish a common language and understanding around personalized learning!
Understand how UDL and customized learning/blended learning work together
Build a technology toolbox that leads to a Customized Classroom using UDL application

Instructional Activities
Video Examples
Collaborative Toolbox (Google Tools)
Padlet/Quizziz/other tech applications


Introduction (3 Minutes)

What is Customized Learning? (10 Minutes - Engage)
Quizizz - previous knowledge
Talk about results - what is customized and what isn’t
What are the fallacies we hear about it?
How has Covid Changed teachers attitudes about this (whole group discussion)

What is UDL (15 Minutes)
UDL Outline - facilitator presentation
Peer-to-Peer talk
Unlearning (Novak) example - pages 3-5 (facilitator) - Interactive Talk with Group

How do we combine the two plus blended learning to create a customized classroom that is all inclusive (20 Minutes)
Technology Toolbox (whole group collaborative work)
Collaborative Google Tools
UDL Toolbox
CAST Website

Blended Learning Applications integrating with UDL (facilitator talk)
Blended Learning Building Blocks - Blended Learning in Action references

Why do this? (5 Minutes)
Videos of Real Schools and Teachers I work with (customized learning schools)

Questions (5 Minutes)

Supporting research

Unlearning - Allison Posey and Katie Novak
Blended Learning in Action - Catlin Tucker
Inevitable - Schwahn and McGarvey
Bold School - Westin Keshnick

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Dr. Cari Kennedy, Technology and Innovation in Education (TIE)

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