How to Individualize Learning for Hyper-Diverse Classrooms

It is vital for students to be able to independently access age-appropriate content. This allows them to develop the vocabulary and background knowledge needed to fully participate in class, complete assignments, advance their academic skills, and build their self-esteem.

Individualize Learning with Tools that Support UDL

Teaching from the same content is particularly challenging considering students access, process, and interpret information differently. Kurzweil 3000 is an educational software platform designed to help educators support a broad spectrum of students using whatever devices they have available to them.

Built on the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Kurzweil 3000 provides educators with the tools to adapt text and support individual learning needs with embedded customizable tools.

The 3 Principles of UDL

  1. Give various ways of acquiring information and knowledge
  2. Provide alternatives for demonstrating knowledge
  3. Tap into learners' interests, offer appropriate challenges, and increase motivation

Motivating Students

One of the biggest issues facing teachers in classrooms across the country is the unmotivated student.

Teachers have to address two challenges: changing the student’s thinking so that he believes that he can be successful with instructional tasks and determining what motivates the student and fosters his interest.

Learn more in our guide, Three Steps to Motivation with Universal Design for Learning.

About Kurzweil Education

Kurzweil 3000 is assistive technology that makes it possible for learners to access any content, anywhere. With a multitude of features that support reading, comprehension, writing and test-taking, it’s designed to help students become more independent learners, more active classroom participants, and more confident in their learning. Visit www.kurzweiledu.com to learn more.