Here are the slides from my UDL Presentation on the Sunshine Coast. The links within the presentation are live – enjoy exploring! UDL Sunshine Coast Presentation View more presentations from astrang. To download the slides as a PDF file go to: http://drop.io/astrang If you have any comments or questions, please add a them as a comment to this post.
Last January I blogged about my reflections following reading: New Directions in Education: Eliminating Ableism in Policy and Practice by Thomas Hehir. The following thoughts stuck with me and guided my practice over the past year. Hehir defines ableism as ” deeply held negative attitudes toward disability that are analogous to racism”. Then I looked up “racism” according to Merriam-Webster racism is:
As a staff we decided that one of the first things we would do when we began to design Universally Designed lessons was to ensure that we were clearly stating our Learning Intention to our students at the beginning of each lesson. Some of our teachers now write the learning intention for each of their lessons beside their daily agenda on their board. Teachers who are using Interactive Whiteboards build their first slide as their learning intention slide. I wanted to share two things I have discovered as a result of doing this: My first discovery is a bit embarrassing … Continue reading Learning Intentions – What are we really teaching?
I have been reading the book: New Directions in Education: Eliminating Ablism in Policy and Practice by Thomas Hehir. It brought up a wide variety of issues that impact educating students with disabilities. The first and most basic to the author’s perspective is ableism. Ableism is to students with disabilities what racism is to people of different races or sexism to gender differences. Hehir defines ableism as ” deeply held negative attitudes toward disability that are analogous to racism”. According to Merriam-Webster racism is: “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an … Continue reading Ableism