Lesson Plan Transformation #2

In this assignment, you will adapt another face-to-face lesson plan for use in an online course.

This module addresses the following standards:

  • The online teacher constructs learning experiences that take into account students' physical, social, emotional, moral, and cognitive development to influence learning and instructional decisions. {Physical (e.g., Repetitive Use Injuries, Back and Neck Strain); Sensory Development (e.g.Hearing, Vision, Computer Vision Syndrome, Ocular Lock); Conceptions of social space (e.g.Identity Formation, Community Formation, Autonomy); Emotional (e.g.Isolation, cyber-bullying); Moral (i.e Enigmatic communities, Disinhibition effect, Cognitive, Creativity)}. OTE.2.P.4
  • The online teacher knows how adaptive/assistive technologies are used to help people who have disabilities gain access to information that might otherwise be inaccessible. OTE.3.P.1
  • The online teacher modifies, customizes and/or personalizes activities to address diverse learning styles, working strategies and abilities (e.g., provide multiple paths to learning objectives, differentiate instruction, strategies for non-native English speakers). OTE.3.P.2
  • The online teacher uses a variety of instructional tools and resources to enhance learning (e.g., LMS/CMS, computer directed and computer assisted software, digital age media). OTE.4.P.3
  • The online teacher clearly communicates to students stated and measurable objectives, course goals, grading criteria, course organization and expectations. OTE.7.P.1
  • The online teacher maintains accuracy and currency of course content, incorporates internet resources into course content, and extends lesson activities. OTE.7.P.2
  • The online teacher designs and develops subject-specific online content. OTE.7.P.3
  • The online teacher uses multiple forms of media to design course content. OTE.7.P.4
  • The online teacher selects, constructs, and uses a variety of formal and informal assessment techniques (e.g., observation, portfolios of student work, online teacher-made tests, performance tasks, projects, student self-assessment, peer assessment, standardized tests, tests written in primary language, and authentic assessments) to enhance knowledge of individual students, evaluate student performance and progress, and modify teaching and learning strategies. OTE.8.P.1
  • The online teacher demonstrates alignment of educational standards and curriculum with 21st century technology skills. OTE.9.P.3


Utilizing concepts from Universal Design for Learning, find an existing, face-to-face lesson plan in a subject area of interest and transform it to be used in an online course. (Alternatively, you may create a lesson plan from scratch.)

The lesson plan will be graded according to the provided rubric and should include the following:

  • Standards alignment;
  • Activities and content (synchronous and asynchronous);
  • Online resources;
  • Multimedia (e.g., video, audio, interactive tools);
  • Assessment techniques;
  • Instructions for the teacher.

This lesson plan has a slightly different emphasis than the previous lesson plan, and considerations for meeting the needs of all learners will be given more weight in the rubric.


Make a copy of the evaluation rubric, and self-evaluate your lesson plan according to the rubric.

Open the Rubric


Share your self-evaluation with your instructor, and either share your lesson plan or submit it via email.