differentiating-instructionWhat is Universal Design and why is it important to all teachers and learners! UDL is 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, challenge them appropriately, and motivate them to learn. Flexible digital media makes it easier than ever to provide these multiple alternatives and therefore customize teaching and learning. Participants in this workshop will leave with an understanding of UDL and how it relates to their classroom. Sample digital toolkits will be presented to the participants which they will be able to use in class the next day with their students!

Presenter: Cheryl Oakes
Date: March 2, 2010
Series: Virtual Institutes

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This session is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and brought to you by Nancy Caramanico. Follow her on Twitter.

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Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice. She works with schools and districts from around the world helping them to infuse technology into their curriculums and by leading other digital conversion efforts. Sheryl also consults with governments, educational organizations and non-profits in development of their various professional learning initiatives. Sheryl is a sought-after presenter at national and international events, speaking on topics related to digital and online learning, teacher and educational leadership, online community building, and other educational issues impacting children of poverty. Sheryl served on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors for six years. She co-authored The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age with Lani Ritter Hall. Sheryl has four children and four grandsons, Luke, Logan, Levi and Tanner and a trio of dachshunds. You can find out more on her blog and on Twitter @snbeach.
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