11:29:51 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr): Hi there! What is the topic today?
11:30:50 Lisa Parisi: Different Strokes for Different Folks - UDL
11:30:57 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr): cool!
11:30:58 MariaK: different strokes, for different folks - udl in practice
11:30:59 PeggyG: Hi Scott!
11:31:14 PeggyG: great topic! love talking about UDL!
11:32:21 PeggyG: we had a great webinar on Classroom 2.0 LIVE
recently with Karen Janowski on UDL and resources to reach ALL learners :-)
11:33:19 Lisa Parisi: Welcome all
11:33:33 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr): I better find my headset... I
have some questions
11:33:50 Sheila: Welcome to Conversations!
11:34:15 PeggyG: I love the new Icecast feature on ETT! Don't have
to choose which icon to use (per Jeff) and there is almost no lag in the audio.
11:34:32 PeggyG: Hi jgates513 :-)
11:34:33 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr): icecast better than ustream?
11:34:55 PeggyG: no video on icecast but if you're just listening
to audio it's great
11:35:04 Sheila: Less bandwidth with no video.
11:35:10 PeggyG: exactly
11:35:17 Sheila: Maybe next time?
11:35:26 jgates513: not hearing anything on icecast. Should I be,
at this point?
11:35:28 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr): Reducing lag is my main goal
11:36:01 PeggyG: This is the link for the recording with Karen
Janowski--lots of great resources!
11:36:22 PeggyG: Maria isn't using Icecast today because it's
brand new on the site
11:36:29 MariaK: you bet me peggy - as usual. quick draw peggy with
the fantastic trigger finger
11:36:36 PeggyG: :-)
11:36:48 Sheila: THanks PeggyG! She is an amazing resource! I want
her to come to our school district and present.
11:37:03 PeggyG: I'm an eager learner but not a presenter :-)
11:37:20 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr): So, it is 100% differentiation
for 100% of the students?
11:37:39 PeggyG: I think everything about UDL is valuable for all
11:37:54 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr): replace
"differentiation" with "customization"
11:38:37 PeggyG: http://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com/ Link for
the UDL Toolkit created by Karen Janowski and Joyce Valenza--it's fantastic!
11:38:54 PeggyG: you're going to miss your student teacher Lisa!!
11:39:47 edwin cesasr yauyo soto: hi
11:40:02 PeggyG: http://teachingeverystudent.blogspot.com/2008/09/its-not-about-tools-its...
Karen's blog post: It's not about the tools; It's about the
Possibilities--talks about differentiation and engagement
11:40:05 MariaK: hello
11:40:06 Sheila (again): Welcome to conversations.
11:40:53 MariaK: from Karen J Flexibility is embedded within the
11:40:56 PeggyG: Hi Jackelin
11:41:17 PeggyG: Welcome everyone! We're talking about UDL today
11:41:27 JACKELIN M. TITO MENDOZA: HI KAREN
11:41:33 PeggyG: what a great story Lisa!!
11:42:29 JACKELIN M. TITO MENDOZA: HOW ARE YOU
11:43:41 PeggyG: those choices are so important!
11:45:14 connect2jamie: Good morning all!
11:45:38 Sheila (again): Morning!
11:51:23 Sheila (again): Welcome to Conversations!
11:52:16 PeggyG: I wish we could copy/paste here. I was using
google translate too but couldn't paste it here :-(
11:52:44 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr): had to paste translated text to
a word doc, then drag into chat.
11:52:55 Sheila (again): :)
11:52:55 PeggyG: aha! thanks for the tip
11:53:49 PeggyG: that is such an awesome video Maria!
11:54:22 MariaK: http://www.raisingsmallsouls.com/
11:54:57 PeggyG: everyone has a strength!
11:55:32 PeggyG: direct link to the video-starts playing
11:55:58 Sheila (again): THanks Peggy for the headsup
11:57:09 PeggyG: there are so many school rules that are not
appropriate for all kids! hats are a perfect example--especially in AZ where
kids need to be protected from the sun
11:59:33 Sheila: In Iceland, you are not allowed to wear outside
shoes inside. Makes sense to me. Can wear slippers :)
12:00:36 PeggyG: Teacher shared this on listserv this week: Case
#2 - 5th grader - very low reader - special ed.
He desperately wanted to read the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. I hooked him up with the books and the audio
books. He took them home and read all 5
books over the weekend. This is a kid who "doesn't like to
read." He came back and asked for the
last book 2 more times. A month ago - or
so - he told me that he had read the entire book by himself and he "didn't
miss any words." It wouldn't have
been possible without the audio books.
He did pass his state reading assessment
12:01:22 PeggyG: I agree Sheila about Iceland :-)
12:02:07 PeggyG: fidget toys :-) love the term and great idea!
12:02:08 connect2jamie: I'm a big believer in audiobooks. My own
daughter needed them. She's in college and doing great now--she just couldn't
read what all the other kids in her class could in 4th-5th grades. She listened
and read and it bridged the gap for her.
12:02:54 PeggyG: I am too @connect2jamie!
12:03:44 connect2jamie: just spent a huge amt of $ in my library
for audiobooks. My asst is slightly annoyed w/ me b/c they're kind of a pain to
deal with. LOL!
12:03:54 PeggyG: why a pain?
12:04:08 PeggyG: do you have headsets?
12:05:27 PeggyG: some teachers think it's cheating and not fair to
let some kids listen to books when others are required to read them--that's the
attitude that needs to change
12:06:06 stephenveliz: Not quite the same as watching the movie in
place of reading the book.
12:06:29 connect2jamie: There's more processing that we have to do
w/ audiobooks that the vendors do withour books, plus, we have to check that
all the CDs are returned, and track them down when one is missing. And she
worries that they'll be scratched, etc. It's just "other" stuff that
you don't have to worry about with books. But it's not about us. It's about
what kids need. So I figure she'll get over it! :)
12:06:35 PeggyG: Thomas Jefferson: There is nothing more unequal
than the equal treatment of unequal people.
12:06:40 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr): So, what does UDL "look
like"? Can every teacher do it successfully?
12:07:05 stephenveliz: Blog link?
12:07:14 PeggyG: aha @connect2jamie--management kinds of issues
12:07:33 PeggyG: blog link for what?
12:08:15 Sheila (again): Good quote!
12:08:26 Lisa Parisi: lisaslingo.blogspot.com
12:08:26 connect2jamie: We buy earbuds from Follett--$1.16 each.
Right now I'm just giving them away, but next yr we're adding them to the
student supplies list.
12:08:31 Sheila (again): Am going to use it with admins about
12:08:33 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr): UDL seems intuitive to all of us
here in the echo chamber, but how do we help other teachers understand UDL?
12:08:36 PeggyG: you have to drag the url-can't copy/paste
12:08:37 stephenveliz: thanks.
12:08:53 MariaK: http://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com/ - also
fantastic resource for UDL
12:09:25 PeggyG: show them the UDL Toolkit Scott. They all
understand that they are responsible for teaching all learners regardless of
handicapping conditions or special needs
12:10:42 stephenveliz: jamie - we added headphones to our supply
list this year
12:11:05 stephenveliz: difficult to get them to carry them in
12:11:53 PeggyG: http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/ CAST is
another fantastic resource for UDL
12:12:18 PeggyG: :-)
12:14:13 PeggyG: http://www.learnerslink.com/curriculum.htm "Differentiating Instruction-One Size
Doesn't Fit All-Effective Strategies to Improve Student Performance"
12:14:41 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr): ...so UDL helps the child learn
in the way that fits the best. But what
happens next year? If next year's
teacher is 'old-school', has a year of UDL in my classroom helped or hurt the
12:14:45 PeggyG: that site has links to all subject areas related
12:15:20 Sheila (again): Hopefully, it gives the child a voice of
reason of what works for him/her
12:15:27 PeggyG: @Scott-they may need parents to advocate for them
next year to let the teacher know what their child needs
12:15:59 PeggyG: doesn't have to be called UDL-may scare the
teacher but they understand that sometimes kids need alternative ways to learn
12:17:37 stephenveliz: Used to worried about letting my classroom
get "out-of-control" - now worried that someone will walk into a
12:17:48 PeggyG: great point stephenveliz
12:18:29 MariaK: http://www.amazon.com/Stockmar-Modeling-Beeswax-Assorted-Sheets/dp/B000S...
12:18:51 PeggyG: cool Maria!! modeling beeswax!
12:19:25 Lisa Parisi: I like it.
12:19:43 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr): and it doesn't roll away when
12:19:50 connect2jamie: @stephen what age students do you work
with? I'm at elementary, and we're thinking teachers will keep track of the
earbuds for the primary students. Don't know abt older kids. Actually, most of
them have earbuds at home anyway by 4th-5th gr.
12:19:53 PeggyG: I used to hand out "goop" for teachers
to squeeze during faculty meetings :-) Great de-stresser! like beeswax :-)
12:21:37 PeggyG: Lisa-take the playdough to your next faculty
12:22:09 Lisa Parisi: Peggy, my faculty already thinks I'm
crazy. I don't need to prove it.
12:22:13 Lisa Parisi: :)
12:22:15 PeggyG: :-)
12:23:17 PeggyG: I found that most kids are very good about
"tuning out" outbursts from Asperger kids or Tourette's Syndrome
kids. They can be very accepting and tolerant
12:23:27 Lisa Parisi: It's true, Peggy.
12:23:45 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr): Have you tried a stand-up desk
or table? Something like a tall cafe
12:23:52 PeggyG: don't "hide" the disability but teach
tolerance and understanding
12:25:22 Kelly Jurkowski: in my room we talk about the idea that
"fair" does not mean the "same"
12:26:18 PeggyG: you can't afford to sacrifice entire years of
learning for these kids!
12:27:25 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr): everyone needs a pressure-relief
12:27:35 PeggyG: for sure!!
12:27:35 connect2jamie: Hopefully they DID work with him @lisa
12:27:46 PeggyG: that is such a sad story Lisa!
12:28:03 connect2jamie: Oh my. So frustrating
12:28:18 PeggyG: they are breaking the law by violating the IEP!
you can't discipline/suspend for behavior on their IEP
12:28:45 Lisa Parisi: They can, Peggy, when he is a danger to
others. Throwing chairs is a danger.
12:28:54 connect2jamie: yes, that's right @lisa
12:29:01 PeggyG: allowing him to throw chairs is not on the IEP
12:29:27 PeggyG: I'm referring to specific behaviors or activities
you must provide for them to be successful
12:29:52 PeggyG: Courage to Teach is a great book!
12:29:52 Lisa Parisi: It was not in his IEP just in the
12:30:08 PeggyG: too bad
12:30:43 PeggyG: http://www.amazon.com/Courage-Teach-Exploring-Landscape-Anniversary/dp/0...
12:30:51 PeggyG: Link for Courage to Teach
12:31:50 MariaK: http://www.couragerenewal.org/parker -more on
courage to teach from Parker J. Palmer
12:32:12 PeggyG: they will learn that! we had a Tourette's child
that both of his parents were also Tourette's and his dad was a very successful
12:32:20 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr): Cheaper here...
12:32:58 connect2jamie: good point--our curriculum is so
prescriptive and lock-step that it's frustrating
12:33:10 PeggyG: maybe cheaper Scott but have to pay for shipping.
Shipping is free for me on Amazon with Prime :-)
12:33:40 connect2jamie: LOVE Amazon prime! :)
12:33:47 PeggyG: me too!
12:34:04 PeggyG: you have all done a fantastic job of making the
case for differentiation and UDL!
12:34:09 connect2jamie: Thanks everyone! Interesting discussion as
12:34:11 stephenveliz: Thanks.
My first one. I'll be back.
12:34:23 PeggyG: Great conversation, as always!
12:34:25 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr): free shipping for many items at
12:34:41 Sheila (again): Thanks for coming!
12:34:46 connect2jamie: Yes @stephen! This is always an hour that
I look forward to each week!
12:34:49 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr): But I do like my free Amazon
12:34:58 PeggyG: I saw that option Scott-if you buy several books
from one vendor you are eligible for free shipping--I think
12:35:06 Lisa Parisi: http://ettconversations.blogspot.com/
12:35:49 Lisa Parisi: Bye