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Differentiated Lesson Planning Resources

CAST- UDL Lesson Builder

The Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) website hosts a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Lesson Builder that provides educators with models and tools to create and adapt lessons to increase access and participation in the general education curriculum for all students.

The New York Times Learning Network- Daily Lesson Plans

The New York Times Learning Network offers free daily lesson plans and lesson plan units that use recent New York Times articles as the context for teaching current events and other curricular based topics. The lesson plans present new and exciting ways to engage students in learning through problem solving, games, activities, and simulations. The lessons can be adapted for a variety of learning styles and are a wonderful way to introduce a wide range of interesting topics. Some examples of current lesson plans available on the site include: Feeling Different, Understanding Social and Emotional Issues Surrounding Attention Deficit Disorder, Check Mate: Learning Strategic Thinking through Playing Chess, and Play to Learn: Using Math to Design an Innovative Playground.