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 Three Required Resources. Be sure to also review the Week Three 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 Three Instructor Guidance page and, if needed, contact the instructor for further clarifications.