G’day from the land down under! Jason and I have the incredible opportunity to work with the Spectronics team out of Brisbane Australia presenting a number of sessions at their biannual conference on the Gold Coast in Queensland. Over the next few days we will be sharing a host of the resources we have developed from our work across the US. We thought it only fair to make a few of these resources available to all of our “mates” that we have encountered in our work across the globe.
This first resource is the UDL lesson plan guide based on our Enhanced UDL framework. Remember in this enhancement of the UDL framework we do not view engagement as something that is done separately. We see that Multiple Means of Representation + Multiple Means of Expression = Multiple Means of Engagement (see image below). What that means is if you communicate the content to the learner in a variety of ways (Representation) and the learners are able to express their acquisition of the content in a variety of ways (Expression), then you will have learners who are engaged in the instructional process (Engagement). The key is that Engagement is not something you do separately; it is the result of what you have done instructionally.
There are a few other keys to practically delivering a UDL lesson (e.g., anticipatory set, generalization probe). We will dig into those in the coming weeks on the blog. For now, for the .pdf of the lesson plan click here, if you prefer the lesson plan as a word document click here.