Diversity In Learning
Foundations of Universal Design
Learning – Universal Design
Modified from Courtney DeRosa
Instructor: Evelyn Thompson
6714I-3: Reaching and Engaging all Learners Through Technology
July 10, 2010
Gary Braman – East Stroudsburg University
Discussion - Grocery Stores:
What accommodations are made
Who benefits from the
Origins of Universal Design
• Originated in the
field of architecture
• Design buildings with
• Superior to
• Not one size fits all – but alternatives
• Designed from the beginning, not added on later.
• Increases access opportunities for everyone
• Note: quantity of
– Back Half of Brain
– Sensory Pattern
– Gather facts and recognize
– Ex: rose smells orwhat a
tree looks like.
• What network is used to recognize your
• What network in the brain is used to think
about the various perspectives of global
• What part of the network is used to know the
term global warming?
Review & Discussion Question
• When you find out that you have to pay a
parking ticket, what part of of brain is
• When you hear that you have a test coming
up, how does your brain work?
Central Role Of Technology
• Tools to assist learner
• Barrier free learning environment
Combination required for student
Amen, D. (2005) Making a good brain great. New York:
Center for Applied Special Technologies, CAST, found at
Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2009). Brain Research and
Universal Design for Learning. Baltimore: Author.
Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2009). Universal
Design for Learning.Baltimore: Author.
UDL supported with Assistive Technology
http://www.binauralbrainwave.net/images/Article%20Images/brain.jpgWhat is going on in the brain when learning? Field of Neuroscience – Neuroeducation…tells us a lot. For example. Background to the brain: Hundred Billion neurons about # of stars in the milky way galaxy. Each neuron connected to other neurons - up to 40,000 connections * 100,000,000,000 X more connections than stars in the universe! New Learning: New connection – new pathways - throughout your lifetime – GROW YOUR BRAINEveryone’s brain is slightly differentDifferent parts are activatedOur job activity the different aspects
Close the eyes and do the word & and feelings.