A cartoon picture of a car, a man, a women, and a multi-storied building. The building has writing on all three levels representing the different stages of lesson design.

UDL - How to Make Universally Designed Experiences!

This is a presentation and corresponding materials that support educators to design Universally Designed Experiences. The design utlizes CAST's backwards design protocol focused on Goals, Assessments, Materials, & Methods. Feel free to use the resources and presentation to help your teams better understand UDL lesson planning.



Use this presentation as a tool to aide people in creating universally designed experiences. It goes through the foundations UDL is built upon: student variability, context, clear goals with loose means, and removing instructional barriers. There is a corresponding youtube video that shows an older verison of this presentation. This would be a helpful tool for districts without a UDL facilitator or easy access to training who are looking for ways to get started in their design right away. 

Participants will create universally designed experiences.

Creative Commons Licence

Zach Smith

Grade/Age Level:

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

Category Quick Find:

Teaching Resource
Professional Development

UDL Guidelines:

Recruiting Interest
Sustaining Effort & Persistence
Language & Symbols
Physical Action
Expression & Communication
Executive Functions

Problem Area:

Lessons & Lesson Design

PreK-12 Subject Area:

Language Arts
Social Studies

Resource File Type:


Research & Academic:

Implications for Teaching & Practice

Teaching Practices:

Flexible Materials
Flexible Methods

Share this resource:

Posted date:

December 17, 2018
If the file does not render - click here to view.
Document Title: 
UDL Lesson Planning Template
Document Summary: 

This document aides teams who need some structure as they design lessons together. 

Resource Fee: