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Compare and contrast a traditional science lesson to one that has a UDL model.

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Compare and contrast a traditional science lesson to one that has a UDL model.

Traditional lesson have create barriers for most students. The tradition lesson is structured and designed to capture some, but not all students. Not all students are alike when learning. There are some that learn visually, others learn by listening and then there are spatial learners too. In the traditional model student's fall between the cracks of education and lose out on the opportunity to learn; or left to fend for them-selves.

In addition, traditional models limit a student with disabilities access to information and learning. For instance, printed text books in particular; significantly more when the student is visually challenged, struggling readers, even the students that have limited cognitive abilities to structure or comprehend text also find it difficult to adapt to the lesson model.

On the other hand UDL model is a framework developed by CAST to guide development of lessons that are flexible and supportive for every student (Hall, Strangman, & Meyer, 2011). The model anticipates the need of each student ...

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Create your own working definition of Universal Design for Learning. For example, what is UDL and what does it mean to you?

How do principles of Universal Design for Learning support this definition of Active Learning: Active learning takes place when the student is interacting with the material orally, tactically and or cognitively.

Describe at least 3 concrete examples of UDL activities and strategies you could use to support the lesson plan you created for this course.

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