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Here’s good news: With this practical book, you can learn from experienced elementary school educators about how to make physical science both challenging and accessible for a diverse range of students. Written by teachers for teachers, Universal Design for Learning Science
will inspire you to reframe your lessons to reflect how students learn and to support the success of all
The book is divided into three parts:
• Rethinking instruction.
The focus is on the 5E Learning Cycle (engage, explore, explain, extend, and evaluate
) and Universal Design for Learning, a systematic way to plan for and support diverse learners. You’ll see how using these two frameworks can provide challenging, inquiry-based experiences for all students that support the Next Generation Science Standards
• Learning by example.
Through nine real-world vignettes, current and former teachers provide you with insights for teaching science in general, and in particular to kids with special needs. The teachers spotlight a variety of students—including struggling learners, differently abled students, and those with executive functioning challenges—as they demonstrate how strategies from the frameworks can knock down obstacles to learning.
• Applying the frameworks.
Additional resources include practical tools and techniques that work in the classroom, in teacher education contexts, and in professional development workshops.
And here’s even better news: Universal Design for Learning Science
proves that implementing these frameworks doesn’t require adopting a new curriculum. As the authors write, this book shows how you can use your existing curricula and resources while “identifying barriers to learning and possible solutions—in other words, using a sharper knife, a bigger fork, or a deeper spoon to more effectively deal with what’s already on your plate!”
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
About the Authors and Contributors
Part I: The Frameworks
Chapter 1: Reframing Instruction With the 5E Learning Cycle
Dante Cisterna, Deborah Hanuscin, and Kelsey Lipsitz
Chapter 2: Reframing Instruction With Universal Design for Learning
Delinda van Garderen, Cathy Newman Thomas, and Kate M. Sadler
Part II: The Vignettes
Chapter 3: Why Does Matter Matter?
Chapter 4: To Change or Not to Change?
Chapter 5: Magnets?What’s the Problem?
Chapter 6: An Attractive Idea
Chapter 7: You Really Dropped the Ball
Chapter 8: Save the Penguins!
Chapter 9: Making Connections With Circuits
Chapter 10: Can You Hear Me Know?
Chapter 11: Seeing the Light
Part III: Applying the Frameworks
Chapter 12: Reframing Your Instruction
Delinda van Garderen, Deborah Hanuscin, Cathy Newman Thomas, and Kate M. Sadler
Chapter 13: Reframing Instruction in Teacher Education Settings
Deborah Hanuscin and Delinda van Garderen