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From Good to Great: What Makes a Great ONEder Lesson?

Want to make sure your student’s ONEder lessons are great? Follow these 5 easy steps!

Standards-aligned lessons

According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities, most students with disabilities are able to complete work that meets grade level standards. Moreover, in 2015, the US Department of Education proposed that all Individual Education Program (IEP) goals should correlate to those standards. Make sure that the lessons you create align to the education standards in your state. To make it easy, ONEder’s standards bank includes the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for you to choose from.

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Goal-driven instruction

Create lessons with both your lesson goals and your students IEP goals in mind. By ensuring that a lesson is both goal-driven and standards-aligned, you can use the data from these lessons to truly inform instruction—you’ll know whether you need to reteach something, or better yet, you’ll know if you can use the time you have to extend and enrich your students’ understanding.

 

Personalized accommodations

Many student accommodations are automatically enabled in ONEder lessons via the student profile. However, some are not and will require some adaptations on your part. Using technology alone isn’t enough to ensure that lessons are truly personalized; you may want to consider adding movement breaks into the lesson for students with ADHD, or you could add an activity to pre-teach vocabulary that some students might not have been exposed to.

 

Varied activities

ONEder offers 12 different activity types so you can personalize your lessons to meet the needs of diverse learners. For more about Universal Design for Learning, check out CAST, or you can find a resource that connects ONEder activities to the UDL framework here.

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Embedded assessments

Make sure your lessons include a variety of assessments to track students’ progress toward both standards and goal mastery! The Question, Sorting, Matching, or Reading Comprehension activity types can be used in academic lessons as excellent formative assessment that will gauge students’ progress. What’s more, if you use these activity types, student data will be automatically tracked!

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