In this episode Lori Conrad paints a vivid picture of how we might plan for student agency and understanding. We discuss the relationship between beliefs and planning, the importance of planning authentic tasks for students, ways to shape unit plans, and the importance of creating daily plans that are both intentional and responsive to students. Lori connects years of classroom teaching and professional development experience to help change instructional practice in Colorado and across the nation. Lori has served the PEBC as a Director, Staff Developer, and Lab Host. She is author of numerous articles and papers, as well as a co-author of Put Thinking to the Test.