UDL/CAST Instructional Plan Analysis
This assignment provides the opportunity for you to apply the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) in the design of instruction and assessment. Recall that UDL provides access to the curriculum for students with a wide variety of abilities and background. Therefore, UDL aligns with inclusionary practices found in today’s schools. Furthermore, assistive technology supports the UDL framework to provide a means of learning for students with disabilities.
To prepare for this assignment, review the CAST (2010) video, UDL at a Glance (Links to an external site.)and review the Explore model UDL lesson plans (Links to an external site.) (2011) web page, both of which are listed in the Week 3 Required Resources. Be sure to also review the Week 3 Instructor Guidance page for additional intellectual elaboration on UDL and assistance with this assignment.
Begin preparing for this assignment by selecting a specific model lesson from the Explore Model UDL Lesson Plans (2011) page of the CAST.org website. Analyze the lesson for the points described in the Content Instructions included with this assignment, below. Click on the “UDL Connections” buttons located at various points in the lesson to analyze how UDL principles have been integrated. Next, create your assignment to meet the content and written communication instructions below. Use the Grading Rubric to review your assignment before submission to ensure you have met the distinguished performance for each of the components described below. For additional assistance with this assignment, review the Week 3 Instructor Guidance page and, if needed, contact the instructor for further clarifications. UDL/CAST Instructional Plan Analysis
- Lesson Description(1 point): Include the title of the model lesson, the subject, and grade levels, and a one-paragraph introduction of the lesson you selected from the Explore Model UDL Lesson Plans (2011) page of the CAST.org website.
- Principle 1 – Representation(1 point): In one to three paragraphs, describe ways that multiple means of representation are included in the model lesson. When providing examples from the lesson, be sure to describe how it reflects multiple means of representation. Make reference to the readings.
- Principle 2 – Action and Expression(1 point): In one-to-three paragraphs, describe ways that multiple means of action and expression are included in the model lesson. When providing examples from the lesson, be sure to describe how it reflects multiple means of action and expression. Make reference to the readings
- Principle 3 – Engagement(1 point): In one to three paragraphs, describe ways that multiple means of engagement are included in the model lesson. When providing each example from the lesson, be sure to describe how it reflects multiple means of engagement. Make reference to the readings
- A description of at least two concepts or strategies from the lesson that serve as a means to motivate learners.,
- A description of how overall the lesson models differentiated instruction. Make reference to the course materials or outside sources to support this section.,
- A discussion of how your understanding of and appreciation for instructional planning has changed as a result of your analysis,
- At least one specific concept or strategy from the lesson that you would consider applying to your own practice and the potential impact it may have on the population you serve. UDL/CAST Instructional Plan Analysis
Written Communication Instructions
- Length Requirement (0.5 point): Four to seven pages including the title and references pages.
- Syntax and Mechanics(0.5 point): Display meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar.
- Source Requirement(0.5 point): Utilize at least two sources in addition the model lesson plan and the Edyburn (2013) textbook. All sources on the references page need to be used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.
- APA Formatting(0.5 points): Use APA formatting consistently throughout the assignment. Refer to the Writing Center for assistance with APA style and formatting or your copy of the APA Style Manual. UDL/CAST Instructional Plan Analysis
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.