Meet and chat with colleagues about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) on Twitter! The best hour of professional learning you'll get in 30 minutes. Held the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 9-9:30PM ET.
Welcome to #UDLchat !!!! and let the snowball building begin! Let's start with brief introduction, read through the directions below, then share one or two words (or an image...or emoji, etc) to describe how you are feeling right now. https://t.co/jnunJNtY05
OK...we will take this slowly...Q1 will be posted any second...Your job: respond to the prompt with a word or two, a question, brief connection.
Then find someone else's tweet that connects or extends your thinking...Tag that person with a response to connect your ideas. #UDLchat
A1: Context matters- some Ss will succeed in some contexts (subject area, type of activity, etc.) and some in others- but if we only give them one option, we're leaving a whole bunch of Ss behind.#udlchat
A2: I've said this before, but it's so true: When Ts are "my way or the highway" Ts, many Ss choose the highway! Learner variability gives everyone a chance to experience learning in their own way! #udlchat
Welcome, Kate! and always on time with #UDLchat! Read through to catch up...we are in the midst of building our ideas by responding to the Q's and then tagging others to extend our thinking...Give it a go!
A3: Give students every opportunity to reach mastery. Redos, reteach, alternative assessments, whatever it takes. After all, we are there to help them learn, not just crunch numbers and give them a label. #sblchat
Thanks for trying out a new format tonight...Snowball discussions work so well f2f--it was great fun to try it out tonight on #UDLchat! Be sure to follow any new folks--expand your #PLN Snowball discussion style!
A4: "Our lives begin to end...silent about the things that matter". For many Ss UDL can be the difference between becoming an un-skilled worker or a college professor. UDL recognizes their brand of "smart" and gives them purpose. UDL matters. #udlchat
A4: Providing equitable learning opportunities for all is worth fighting for & our kids are worth it! We owe it to kids for school to not continue to be a place where only some feel success because they “fit the mold” & the rest are left behind. #udlchat
A4 I’m going with the one about being silent about things that matter. As a #udl practitioner, advocate and educator, it’s so critical that we teach kids to advocate for themselves and to stand up rather than stand by. #udlchat
“Variability occurs along a number of parameters such as learning preference, physical and cognitive ability, cultural and linguistic background, and psychoemotional disposition” #UDLchat#eme6408@michelestork