LOEX Conference Proceedings 2012

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Salads: Reaching Diverse Populations

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Universal Design for learning is an instructional design framework that promotes inclusive classrooms and environments where multiple learners at multiple levels are learning together in a general education setting. The fundamental idea of universal design is that you can teach material in a way that is accessible to ALL learners instead of being designed for a specific ability level. The Universal Design for Learning framework takes it a step further and introduces three key concept. When designing instruction we should:

• Provide multiple means of representation

• Provide multiple means of expression

• Provide multiple means of engagement

This can be challenging at any time, but how does this translate to one shot instruction sessions? In this presentation you will learn more about the guiding principles of universal design for learning and how to transform the theory of universal design into practical application that can be incorporated into your library instruction sessions.