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Anthony DeMarco

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How can students have multiple means of representation, action, expression and engagement with informational text?

How is the Commom Core going to work with the UDL guidelines?

The purpose of UDL curricula is not simply to help students master a specific body of knowledge or a specific set of skills, but to help them master learning itself—in short, to become expert learners.

How can students have multiple means of representation, action, expression and engagement with informational text?

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    May 18 2014: I have a daughter that had a terrible time in high school because of the method they used to teach and barely graduated. She went on to teach in Canada for two years then to China for several years, then Europe and finally in Dubai. At 30 she is back in Hawaii where she has had one business for several years and is stating a corporation with a friend. In her spare time she is attending college where she gets straight A's.
    My point is I am so glad to see the education system recognize that people do learn in different ways and if taught in a way they can understand almost all do much better. When ever I teach I use several examples and often nature provides a universal language for teaching.
  • May 20 2014: Anthony

    There have been many Posts here (TED) that have spoken to the educational system in the US. It would seem that there is great concern that it has failed, as test scores would indicate. There also seems to be a lack of knowledge on the part of students, from the elementary grades through college about the Constitution, the history and culture of the US. There seems to be less education and more engineering to a global mindset, absent America. Would you find this to be true and does Common Core and the UDL lend itself to such a teaching platform?
    How does Common Core and UDL rejuvenate American education or does it further the engineering process?
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    May 15 2014: well, if they get frustrated with the book they're reading, they can pick it up and throw it against the wall. (No, I'm just kidding.)