Dr. Catlin Tucker, UDL + Blended Learning

Today, Dr. Catlin Tucker joins me to talk about Universal Design, EdTech, and her book UDL and Blended Learning: Thriving in Flexible Learning Landscapes which she co-wrote with Katie Novak.

Show Notes available at jakemiller.net/eduducttape-episode-61

  • Intro
  • Educational Duct Tape book Sneak Peek - Chapter 3: Bounce Houses, Rolling Pins, and Duct Tape and The 3 Types of People at an EdTech Conference.
  • Today’s Guest: Dr. Catlin Tucker
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
    • “Teachers need a mindset, skillset, and toolset to be nimble enough to navigate the different teaching and learning landscapes.”
  • Personalizing pathways - ensuring every student has what is needed to be successful!
    • “This was difficult years ago when we only had books, paper, pencils. HOWEVER, we can lean on blended learning and technology-enhanced learning models to remove barriers.”
  • Choice Boards - Research proves that any level of choice improves student motivation.
  • Catlin’s blog post — Would You Rather: Designing with Choice in Mind - catlintucker.com/2021/02/would-you-rather
  • Educational Duct Tape book Sneak Peek - Chapters 8 #EduDuctTape Question - “How can I measure my students’ understanding, not just their knowledge of the right or wrong answer?”
    • Tools for video, audio,  animation, visuals + Swiss Army knives
  • Cult of Pedagogy podcast with Katie Novak and Mirko Chardin — If Equity is a Priority, UDL is a Must - cultofpedagogy.com/udl-equity
    • Equity by Design: Delivering on the Power and Promise of UDL
    • “What is good for some, is good for all!”
    • REFLECT — provide different ways students can demonstrate their understanding of something. Multiple choice and extended response are most efficient for teachers but don't bring the best results from the students.
      • Allow students to choose how to express, communicate, share learning.
  • Educational Duct Tape book Sneak Peek - Chapter 4 Sneak Peek - Words, Restaurants, and Jams
    • Barry Schwartz, Sheena Iyengar, and Mark Lepper
  • Share with the Duct Tapers community!

Catlin's Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset Endorsement: "Education is one ‘make it work’ moment after another (hence the need for duct tape)! Technology can be incredibly useful, yet the sheer volume of educational technology tools is daunting. In this engaging book, Jake Miller guides teachers through an exploration of technology tools to help them develop more confidence in their selection and use of technology to meet the needs of their students. It isn't about the number of tools you use; it's how you use them that matters!"

from Educational Duct Tape https://jakemiller.net/eduducttape-episode-61

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