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  1. page UDL Tools Discussion edited Discussion Prompt What does UDL in the literacy curriculum mean to you? What key ideas have you…

    Discussion Prompt
    What does UDL in the literacy curriculum mean to you? What key ideas have you gleaned from your readings, web site investigations and video models?
    In what ways might the role of the teacher change when using some of the tools you explored? Discuss explicit instruction from the point of view of literacy skills acquisition as well as guiding how to use the tools. Name one specific tool and give a potential classroom activity example.
    Share your thoughts with the class.
    Click on the Discussions button in the edit tab above to enter your post. Please draft your work in MS Word first so that you can take advantage of the editing tools.
    A reflection discussion post [10 points] and at least one response to someone else [10 points] is due after our face-to-face class meeting by Tuesay, August 7, 2012.
    See rubric below, also in binder and on class CD.
    {UDL&Web2DiscussionsRubic.pdf}

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  2. page Syllabus and Schedule edited {images-2.jpeg} Here is your syllabus {RDG601TechSyllabus2012.pdf} Please note: The first t…

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    Here is your syllabus
    {RDG601TechSyllabus2012.pdf}
    Please note: The first three required readings are due for the first day of class.
    Schedule
    Blended Learning Format
    Face to Face Meetings: August 1 – 3 and August 8, 2012
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Online activity is expected in lieu of some contact hours:
    Saturday August 4 through Tuesday August 7, 2012 approximately 20 hours
    Monday August 13 approximately 2 hours

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    Home
    Syllabus and Schedule
    Required Readings
    Projects
    Scavenger Hunt and Resources
    Curriculum Integration Project
    Publisher Report Project
    Universal Design for Learning and Tools Project
    Project-Based Learning Using Multimedia
    Final Project
    Funding Resources

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  4. page Scavenger Hunt and Resources edited {Screen shot 2012-06-24 at 1.41.33 PM.png} Due on or before Wednesday, August 8, 2012 Assignm…

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    Due on or before Wednesday, August 8, 2012
    Assignment can be sent via email if completed earlier, but this is not required. Assignments will be checked off in class on specified date.
    Here is a blank Scavenger Hunt file:
    {Scavenger Hunt.doc}
    Here is the handout that supports the laptops that belong to The Reading Institute for the Scavenger Hunt:
    {Accessibility_Options_for_Win_and_Mac.pdf}
    Here is the newest handout for Mac Snow Leopard and Windows Seven.
    {Accessibility Options 2010.pdf}
    If so inspired, let us know what you think on the Discussion Tab for this page.
    Enjoy!

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  5. page Required Readings and Other Articles edited {images-3.jpeg} Required Readings Please note: The first three required readings are due for …

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    Required Readings
    Please note: The first three required readings are due for the first day of class.
    {1. UsingTechGeneralCurriculumAccess.pdf}
    {2. AT&Dyslexia_Birsh.pdf}
    {3. WrittenLanguage.pdf}
    {4. EmergingRead&Write_Strategies.pdf}
    {5. Access,Participation,Progress.pdf}
    {6. EnhanceContentLiteracy.pdf}
    {7. K3000v11.pdf}
    {8. ProvidingAccessCurriculum.pdf}
    {9. Literacy_Toolbox.pdf}

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  6. page MMReflectPosts edited Discussion Prompt Reflect on your experiences with your curriculum integration project and maki…

    Discussion Prompt
    Reflect on your experiences with your curriculum integration project and making your podcast. If you could wave a magic wand, unencumbered by real world issues, what are some ways you would use multimedia and project based learning to reach all learners in the literacy curriculum standards? How does the electronic learning environment assist you with differentiating instruction in this imaginary classroom?
    A reflection discussion post [5 points] and at least one response to someone else [5 points] is due after our face-to-face class meeting by Monday, August 13, 2012.
    Click on the Discussions button in the edit tab above to enter your post. Please draft your work in MS Word first so that you can take advantage of the editing tools.
    See rubric below, also in binder and on class CD.
    {MMRubric.pdf}

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  7. page home edited Welcome to the Technology for Literacy Support Graduate Class Wiki! We are a group of educators…

    Welcome to the Technology for Literacy Support Graduate Class Wiki!
    We are a group of educators who are enrolled either in a Graduate Degree or a Reading Licensure Program through The Reading Institute in Williamstown, MA, or with Bay Path College. Here is where we share our ideas, resources and successes.
    We are learning about and collaboration technology integration for reaching ALL 21st century digital learners.
    As classrooms increasingly have access to new learning technologies, it is important to support professionals in trying to meet the literacy, learning and assistive technology needs of students who struggle with reading and writing. Primary focus is on technology-based instructional strategies that help to differentiate learning.
    Topics include:
    Making adjustments to the computer for learner success
    Light to High tech tools for access to English Language Arts curriculum
    Software to support basic skills acquisition
    Differentiated Instruction using the Read/Write Web and Universal Design for Learning
    Integrating Mobile Devices
    Multimedia project-based learning
    The content for this course is based on the research of the National Reading Panel Report. General principles of Universal Design are a common theme. Designing multiple ways of receiving information is balanced by considerations for multiple means of expression.

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  8. page Funding Resources edited {Screen shot 2012-06-24 at 1.38.48 PM.png} Associated Grantmakers 55 Court Street, Suite 520…

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    Associated Grantmakers
    55 Court Street, Suite 520
    Boston, MA 02108
    Hours:
    Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm (Office)
    Monday - Friday, 12 pm - 5 pm (Resource Center for Philanthropy)
    Founded in 1969, Associated Grant Makers, Inc. is the only regional association of grant makers, both foundations and corporations with giving programs, serving in, or making grants in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. We are a leadership organization for philanthropy with more than three decades of service to the philanthropic community.
    AGM's mission is to support the practice and expansion of effective philanthropic giving. AGM's members are among the most highly skilled and best informed philanthropists in the country. They represent many distinct values, styles and personalities and address a wide variety of issues. Yet despite their inherent differences, they are bound together by a common purpose: to shape a better future for the residents of our region.
    http://www.agmconnect.org/
    Donor's Choose
    DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy to help students in need through school donations.
    http://www.donorschoose.org/

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  9. page Curriculum Integration Project edited {Screen shot 2012-06-24 at 1.43.11 PM.png} Curriculum Integration Plan Written Project (20 poin…
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    Curriculum Integration Plan Written Project (20 points)
    Due on or before Monday, August 6, 2012
    Students will profile a learner and select a web based curriculum activity for use with the learner.
    Include the following details:
    A profile of the learner (prerequisite skills) and of the learning situation (disability, setting, etc.) [5 points];
    A rationale for the selection of the Web-based activities and how the content connects to learning standards [5 points];
    How accommodations might reflect consideration for student diversity and exceptionality to facilitate inclusion in the general class setting [5 points];
    Reflects differentiated learning and instructional design considerations so that a variety of teaching techniques are used to convey high expectations [5 points];
    Name your .doc file after yourself (LastnameCI.doc)
    Submit your curriculum integration plan via email by Monday August 6, 2012.
    Please select among the websites posted on < http://del.icio.us/Literacy457 > for designing your plan.
    Curriculum Integration Written Project Points = 20. (See Rubric posted below, also in binder and on CD)
    {IntegrationRubric.pdf}

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  10. page 6. Final Project edited {images-4.jpeg} Students, alone or in pre-approved co-operative groups, will develop a plan for…
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    Students, alone or in pre-approved co-operative groups, will develop a plan for integrating the use of computers and/or other technologies in the English Language Arts curriculum.
    Your plan must include:
    • Learner profile [5 points],
    • Strategies for consideration of student diversity [5 points],
    • Hardware and peripheral choices [5 points],
    • Details of website search – make a list of websites discussed, and how selections reflect
    Curriculum Frameworks. [5 points]
    • Details of software search – make a list of publishers of products discussed, and how selections
    reflect Curriculum Frameworks. [5 points]
    • Reflection about a visit to any local computer store to "shop" for equipment [5 points],
    • Budget [2 points].
    Please note! This project is ideal to include in a professional portfolio! Your shopping trip and budget are pretend. The goal is for you to see what it would take to implement an ideal learning situation.
    Total Final Points possible = 32. Submit project via email in .doc format by Sunday, August 19, 2012
    See rubric below, also in binder and on class CD.
    {FinalRubric.pdf}

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