Ashford EDU 620 Week 4 Discussion 2 Minimizing Modifications for Individual Students
Minimizing modifications for individual students. [CLO 3]. 1st Post Due by Day 3.This discussion is an opportunity for you to apply the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in relationship to constructivism and meeting the needs of all students. To prepare for this discussion, aside from reviewing the Week Four Instructor Guidance, you will need to view the video UDL Minimizes modifications for individual students at the CAST website. To view the video, you will need to sign up for a free CAST account.
Initial Post: Create an initial response that addresses the following areas.
Evaluate how the video has strengthened or otherwise changed your views about differentiated
instruction? Do you have a deeper understanding and appreciation for differentiated instruction now?
Why/ Why not?
Analyze the benefits for both students and the teacher when instruction follows the UDL framework when
compared to the practice of isolating learners and planning for specific modifications for individual
Discuss what you learned in the video about setting up a non-threatening learning environment that does
not isolate students. For example, what connections can you make between this and what you observed when analyzing the lesson during Week Three and when evaluating the example or resource in the Week Four Discussion 1.
Guided Response: Respond to at least two peers. As always, consider asking questions of peers about their responses to encourage further conversation. In your replies, you can discuss common themes you shared with your peer about differentiated instruction prior to and after watching the video. Additionally, discuss how the benefits your peer provides help guide learning away from isolation for students who are identified as needing modifications.
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