Pictured is a flow chart that starts with a the question, "Do my students care? Are they motivated to learn?" If no then move to engagement strategies; if yes, then move to the representation question. The flow chart then asks do the students understand the concept? If no, then they are directed to move to representation strategies, if yes the move to a multiple means of action and expression. The final question then is, "Is the student able to show their understanding in the teacher specified way?"

Barrier Identification Flowchart

This flowchart helps lesson designers identify which UDL principals to target in their lesson building based on the barriers their learners are presenting or the barriers they can infer their learners will present. The first page is the barrier identification process. The subsequent pages are where designers can drill down on the guidelines and checkpoints they should target based on the barrier symptoms their learners are exhibiting. 

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This flowchart helps lesson designers identify which UDL principals to target in their lesson building based on the barriers their learners are presenting or the barriers they can infer their learners will present. The first page is the barrier identification process. The subsequent pages are where designers can drill down on the guidelines and checkpoints they should target based on the barrier symptoms their learners are exhibiting. 

Objectives: 
Participants will use this tool to identify and remove instructional barriers from a UDL framework.

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Authors/Creators: 
Zach Smith

Grade/Age Level:

Early Childhood
Elementary (Age 5-10)
Middle (Age 11-14)
High ( Age14-18 )
Adult Learning

Category Quick Find:

Professional Development

UDL Guidelines:

Recruiting Interest
Sustaining Effort & Persistence
Self-regulation
Perception
Language & Symbols
Comprehension
Physical Action
Expression & Communication
Executive Functions

Problem Area:

Goal Attainment
Lessons & Lesson Design

PreK-12 Subject Area:

Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
STEM

Resource File Type:

Document

Research & Academic:

Implications for Teaching & Practice

Teaching Practices:

Flexible Materials
Flexible Methods

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Posted date:

December 12, 2018
Document Title: 
Barrier Identification Flowchart
Document Summary: 

This document is built in two sections. The first section is a flow chart build around questions learning designers should ask of themselves when creating universally designed content. Starting first with the ways they can engage their learners in the content, moving to ways to represent the content differently and finishing with questions for how to give their learners options in how they express content understanding. 

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