UDL Strategy Lessons

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Lessons to meet the needs of all learners

UDL considers the needs of all learners by embedding lessons with multiple means of engagement, multiple means of representation and multiple means of action and expression (Cast, 2018).  Engagement impacts a student’s motivation to learn by enabling learners to engage with the material in a variety of ways. Representation refers to the way learners perceive and understand material using different means of representation to align with different learning preferences. Action and expression enables learners to express what they know in alternative ways that work best for them. In short, UDL provides a way to consider the needs of all learners by providing students with a choice of how and what they learn.

In addition to UDL, differentiated instruction enables additional opportunities for more students to be successful. It is a process of teaching students of differing abilities in the same class where teachers consider learners’ readiness, interest and learning preferences to adapt various elements of the curriculum (Tomlinson, 2014). Differentiation can occur through one or more of the following ways: “the content of learning (what is being learned); the process of learning (the types of activities); the products of learning (ways learning is demonstrated); or the environment of learning (where learning takes place)” (OME, 2013, p. 17)

Although many of the UDL and differentiated instructional strategies in this library have been aligned with specific subjects and provincial curriculum strands, these strategies are interchangeable with many subjects and topics simply by changing the content within each lesson. 

There are 6 sample lessons that can be viewed without registration. All other lessons will be available upon registration to Study Smart. New lessons will be available each month.

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1-Alternate Expression- Reading Gr 3-9 (SAMPLE)

1-Book Creator- Writing Gr 3-7 (SAMPLE)

1-Dividers- Math Gr 5-9 (SAMPLE)

1-Manipulatives- Math Gr 6-9 (SAMPLE)

1-Memory Game- Math Gr 4-6 (SAMPLE)

1-Visual Note Taking- Grade 6-9 (SAMPLE)

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