Date
18 July 2019

Match teaching methods to student preferences

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Planning using UDL in intermediate and secondary settings’

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Design for engagement

Design for engagement

Wayne Robinson describes how the design of the physical environment "needs to be conducive to you making a connection".

 

Ask students what can help

Ask students what can help

Katrina, a high school student with Down syndrome, makes recommendations for teachers that could be useful for all students.

Offer online options

Offer online options

Noelene Dunn uses Google sites to provide her students with learning pathways and content they can personalise to suit preferences.

Teach for diversity

Teach for diversity

Wayne Robinson talks about how he expects and plans for the diversity in his classroom.

Reflection questions

Reflection questions

Reflect on the following statements, then ask students to share their perspectives.

  • How do I create opportunities for students to connect learning to their culture, interests and things that matter to them?
  • How do I activate background knowledge and drawn attention to critical features in varied and flexible ways?
  • How do I ensure students have the supports, options, and challenges they need to demonstrate their understanding in ways that work for them?
  • How can I increase opportunities for students to use their first languages in learning?
  • In what ways could I provide students access to learning if they are absent from class?
  • How do I offer multiple opportunities for students to learn from and with others?

Source: Adapted from CAST UDL curriculum self-check (opens in a new tab/window)

Useful resources

Useful resources

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Ask your students how you can become a better teacher

Publisher: CORE Education

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Website

Student profiles

Publisher: British Columbia Ministry of Education

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Website

UDL Strategies

Publisher: Enome Inc

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Design considerations in secondary settings”:

Return to the guide “Universal Design for Learning”

Guide to Index of the guide: Universal Design for Learning

Strategies for action:

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