Learning theories and instructional approaches to meet the unique needs of learners

CLO 1: Compare a variety of learning theories and instructional approaches to meet the unique needs of learners (i.e., individual, small group, and/or whole class).
CLO2: Compare knowledge of typical and atypical child and adolescent development in the identification of appropriate instructional services (including methodologies, strategies, resources, and technologies) to support a wide range of learners and ensure equitable access to the curriculum.
CLO3: Analyze data from a variety of assessments and data sources (e.g. IEP, IFSP, ITP, 504), and their implications for learning objectives and plans; monitoring student progress; differentiating, making accommodations, and making adaptations; identifying strategies and environmental supports appropriate to the individual student’s success, and incorporating critical and creative thinking.
Create an electronic presentation (Prezi, PPT, Weebly, etc.) on Learning Theories. You must include for each given theory the connections to UDL and also to your current teaching schema of your whole class and your 3 Focus Students (ITL 604). How are you currently using theories in your teaching practices and which learners are you targeting this learning theory for (who does it provide additional access to?).

You must provide a reference page and have citations throughout your presentation of the learning theories. Be creative – you may use videos, pictures, charts or other multi-modal (be sure to use citations).

In order to access some of the information, familiarize yourself with the following resources to use in the following activity. USE THEM ALL to complete the assignment. That being said, you should have all of these in your references and using them as citations BUT you can also find additional resources with the criteria that the resource is current (in the last 5 years) and is research based (not someone’s opinion).

Learning Theory Resources:
Theory of Differentiated Instruction (DI)

Theory of Transformative Learning (TL)
https://sites.google.com/site/transformativelearning/home (Use the links on the left hand side to review all aspects of TL)

Social Emotional Learning Theory (SEL)

Constructivism Theory

Behaviorism (make sure that you include PBIS connections)

Inclusive Education

Resources on Learning Theories:
GSI Teaching and Resource Center (look at the right side for a variety of theories)

Instructional Design

Learning Theories – The Theory Into Practice Database

Learning Theory and Instructional Design

Gathering Learning Theory Information Graphic Organizer
(this is optional but if you use it turn it in)

Theory Notes UDL connections Make connections to your teaching schema as a whole class (refer to your class profile in ITL 604) Describe and justify if this theory is important to consider for instruction and learning of your three Focus Students. (refer to FS 1-3 Profiles in ITL 604)
Theory of Differentiated Instruction (DI)
Theory of Transformational Learning (TL)
Inclusive education
Social Emotional Learning Theory
Constructivism Theory



Sample Solution