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UDL Guidelines – Educator Evaluation Worksheet

Name of evaluator: Kaitlyn Groh

Title/location of material evaluated: Identifying Coins and their Value taken from Cast UDL lesson plans
at http://udlexchange.cast.org/lesson/3235994

Note: refer to the detailed guidelines for clarity on any category or subcategory.

I. Provide Multiple Means of Representation: Notes
Include summary of how principle is addressed, if
applicable. Suggest whether you think it should be
addressed, and how you recommend improving the
material.
1. Provide options for perception
Offers the ability to watch, listen, touch the coins in several
1.1 Offer ways of customizing the display of
different ways such as a video, holding the actual coins
information
and exploring them, listening to the teacher and the video.
The video has closed captioning and the teacher is
1.2 Offer alternatives for auditory information demonstrating on a projector what she is saying about
each coin.
The video sound is on, the teacher is describing
1.3 Offer alternatives for visual information information about the coin, the students are discussing
things about the coins such as amount or description.
2. Provide options for language, mathematical
expressions, and symbols
The students will watch a video describing the coins,
2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols discuss what they know about coins and paying, rewatch
the video, and then the teacher will directly explain again
Discuss what we know, watch video, discuss again and
2.2 Clarify syntax and structure
clarify, rewatch video, work with a partner
2.3 Support decoding of text, mathematical The teacher explains again what exactly the video was
notation, and symbols talking about and the students are given tactile coins
Images and video used, but could add names of coins in
2.4 Promote understanding across language different languages and mention that there are different
types of money across the world.
2.5 Illustrate through multiple media Uses video, projector, touch of real items
3. Provide options for comprehension
Asks students what they already know about money and
3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge describe what types of money there is and what you use
money for
3.2 Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, Rewatch the video about money, reinforce how much each
and relationships coin is worth and what they look like
The teacher is guiding discussion and leading information
3.3 Guide information processing, visualization,
pieces while having the students teach each other as a
and manipulation
review

The students rewatch the video about money, the teacher
gives the students each their own coin to review and
3.4 Maximize transfer and generalization
manipulate, the students describe to other students about
each coin.

Notes
Include summary of how principle is addressed, if
II. Provide Multiple Means for Action and
applicable. Suggest whether you think it should be
Expression:
addressed, and how you recommend improving the
material.
4. Provide options for physical action
The students discuss as a class, the teacher leads
instruction, the video gives instruction, the students
4.1 Vary the methods for response and navigation
give instruction to their peers, the students are able to
explore the coins on their own
Each individual student is given their own coin to
4.2 Optimize access to tools and assistive manipulate. This could be improved by having a larger
technologies size coin of each that is more raised and shown easily
to the class.
5. Provide options for expression and communication
Uses a video, projector, communication, closed
5.1 Use multiple media for communication
captioning
5.2 Use multiple tools for construction and Sorting, tactile
composition
Whole class discussion, teacher led instruction, peer
5.3 Build fluencies with graduated levels of support
to peer instruction, and then individual work and
for practice and performance
assessment
6. Provide options for executive functions
Lesson begins with learning what the coins are and
6.1 Guide appropriate goal setting how much they are worth and builds to how to add
coins
The teacher supports the students with sorting and
6.2 Support planning and strategy development learning what each coin is by building upon one
another
Gives ways for children to decide which child was
6.3 Facilitate managing information and resources going to teach the other child first about a certain topic
of the coin
The teacher uses both formative and summative
6.4 Enhance capacity for monitoring progress assessments to monitor each student and how they
are progressing

Notes
Include summary of how principle is addressed, if
III. Provide Multiple Means for Engagement: applicable. Suggest whether you think it should be
addressed, and how you recommend improving the
material.
7. Provide options for recruiting interest
This is not presented in this lesson but it could be added
7.1 Optimize individual choice and autonomy by having the students choose what coin they want to
describe to their peer
Describes what money is used for and is building to
7.2 Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity determine how to combine coins to pay for things that are
not equal to just one coin
The students are paired off, the teacher leads large group
7.3 Minimize threats and distractions
interactions
8. Provide options for sustaining effort and
persistence
The objectives clearly match what the lesson is and how it
8.1 Heighten salience of goals and objectives
is being taught
8.2 Vary demands and resources to optimize Each student receives their own coin of each coin, partner
challenge up students to teach each other
The students discuss in large group about coins and then
8.3 Foster collaboration and community
work with a partner to teach each other
The teacher has the students sort the coins, hold up a
8.4 Increase mastery-oriented feedback card to answer questions, buy and check out with their
coins
9. Provide options for self-regulation
This is not shown in this less but could be added by giving
9.1 Promote expectations and beliefs that optimize
students incentives for answering correctly or allowing
motivation
them to choose their partners
Teaches the students how to reanswer the question they
9.2 Facilitate personal coping skills and strategies
did not answer correctly
This is not shown in this lesson but could be added by
giving each student a rating card as an exit slip to have
9.3 Develop self-assessment and reflection
them say how confident they feel about what they have
learned

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