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Chapter 5: Using UDL to Set Clear Goals

In this chapter, you will learn how UDL can help resolve the apparent contradiction between standards and student diversity when setting goals for students.

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Key Ideas:
  • Brain research supports the idea that clear goals are essential for learning, but teachers often lack clear goals for students, in part because our reliance on traditional, fixed media leads us to believe there is only one path to learning.
  • We can apply what we know about the three brain networks and the nature of new media to separate goals from the means for achieving them, interpret standards for particular classrooms, and derive goals that all students can strive for.
  • New Web-based software being researched at CAST is an example of a flexible tool that supports multiple pathways to common goals.
Chapter 5 Links:

Forum Forum: Discussion about standards in diverse classrooms in the UDL and Standards Community.
Activity Activity: Derive goals from standards using UDL framework.
Example Example: Students benefit from a supported Internet search tool.
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