Wednesday, March 25, 2009

UDL in the Skies OR Soaring Senses

My colleague Lindsay and I just completed teaching a course on "barrier-free learning", incorporating Universal Design for Learning principles (UDL). A key feature of UDL is offering multiple means of representation, expression and engagement. Watch this video to see how a flight attendant engaged his audience in a way that sparked the interest of his passengers and encouraged participation. Imagine bringing this into the classroom!


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Using Winnie Dunn's classification of sensory patterns, I would identify this particular flight attendant as a "sensory seeker". He added increased sensory input to his typical routine to keep himself and the passengers more alert. Check out Winnie Dunn's book, Living Sensationally - Understanding your Senses to learn more about sensory patterns in everyday life.

Thanks to @rmbyrne for his blog post highlighting this video. Check out his blog Free Technology for Teachers for a wealth of resources at your fingertips.

5 comments:

Charlie Roy said...

@ Beth
Thanks for sharing this great post and video. My wife and I watched it five times.

Beth Lloyd said...

Charlie, I have to confess to watching it several times myself...pretty amazing that we want repeat performances of a typically mundane routine.

Kathleen Fucci said...

This is inspiring!
Maybe I will try it on the first day of school!
The kids would surely think it was cool!

Occupational Therapy University said...

This video is no longer available what should i do to see that video

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Beth said...

Try it now....