Redesign curricula and learning experiences to reflect the learners’ cultures and expand their self-awareness
Example: A teacher integrates works of literature that feature protagonists of the same culture or background as different learners in the class.
Create flexible learning environments to adapt to key needs (time, space, content)
Example: A team of teachers removes the doors between their classrooms and changes the furniture layout to create different learning “nooks” and dynamic groupings based on learner needs.
Partner with learners to explore ways to modify or vary content to align with their interests, strengths and needs
Example: A teacher works with her English language learners to incorporate more drawing and sketching of ideas in their science class.
Offer flexible modalities, groupings and times/places for learning to help meet individual learner needs, strengths and interests while balancing these individual needs with the needs of the class community
Example: A teacher has several “centers” set up in his classroom for learners to learn about reducing fractions. They can watch a video, practice with an online program, use manipulatives, work with a partner on a worksheet or do a mini-lesson with a teacher.
Design lessons and information using the principles of Universal Design for Learning, including multiple means of representation to support learners with limited working memory skills
Example: A teacher redesigns content in an English lesson to reduce the number of concepts a learner reads at a single time and shows the target concepts in multiple ways.