EDU 631 Teaching Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
Course Artifact: Universal Design for Learning Unit Plan
The artifact that best represents the course EDU 631 is a Unit Plan that is specifically designed by using the Universal Design for Learning philosophy of instruction. This lesson highlights the unique learning needs of each individual student within the classroom while emphasizing and addressing the specific needs of those students with learning and behavioral disorders. This plan was developed to show relationships and the effects that music had on historical events including specific social groups during the 1960s. By using the Viterbo Lesson Plan template, each criterion of a lesson was addressed thoroughly and thoughtfully in order to meet learner's needs. In addition and in recognition of the UDL philosophy, the summative assessment for the unit plan consists of thirteen options of various writing, creating, technology, and art projects that students can choose from so that they can convey their knowledge through a project that is of interest to them. The multitude of formative assessments include role playing activities, creating new verses for the song, We Shall Overcome, and using graphic organizers. This Unit Plan showcases the time spent on learning major components of the UDL model and how it applies to not only students with disabilities but how it benefits an entire classroom of humans.