Newsletters

Writing expresses who we are as people, fosters our ability to refine and explain ideas, and demonstrates our learning or thinking. The act of writing reinforces learning. Increasingly, writing is used as a means for students to demonstrate learning or justify their thinking--not just in English and history classes, but in math and science as well.

Whether you have 5 or 45 minutes to engage, this newsletter will orient you to four ways to expand your repertoire regarding the topic of Writing.

Meaning making in any discipline is the central purpose for interacting with text, producing text, participating in discussions, giving presentations, and engaging in research. It is also not confined to literal comprehension.

Whether you have 5 or 45 minutes to engage, this newsletter will orient you to four ways to expand your repertoire regarding the topic of Meaning Making.

Developing literacy across disciplines sets a foundation for learners to access content in a range of subject areas and strengthen literacy skills through application across disciplines.

Whether you have 5 or 45 minutes to engage, this newsletter will orient you to four ways to expand your repertoire regarding the topic of Literacy Across Disciplines.

Self-reflection is a necessary component of the learning process as it empowers learners to take ownership of their learning.

Whether you have 5 or 45 minutes to engage, this newsletter will orient you to four ways to expand your repertoire regarding the topic of Self-Reflection.

Expert learners are purposeful and motivated, resourceful and knowledgeable, and strategic and goal-directed.

Whether you have 5 or 45 minutes to engage, this newsletter will orient you to four ways to expand your repertoire regarding the topic of Expert Learning.

Options in design offer learners opportunities to access and demonstrate learning in a variety of ways. Providing multiple means for engaging, perceiving, and demonstrating understanding maximizes inclusion.

Whether you have 5 or 45 minutes to engage, this newsletter will orient you to four ways to expand your repertoire regarding the topic of Options.

Link to the November 2021 Newsletter

Identifying barriers is essential to designing and facilitating equitable learning environments.

Whether you have 5 or 45 minutes to engage, this newsletter will orient you to four ways to expand your repertoire regarding the topic of Barriers.

Link to the October 2021 Newsletter

Goals are the foundation of any effective learning experience. When we clarify what we want learners to accomplish, then we can design learning experiences and flexible assessments that support student agency and ownership of learning.

Whether you have 5 or 45 minutes to engage, this newsletter will orient you to four ways to expand your repertoire regarding the topic of Goal-Setting.

Link to the September 2021 Newsletter

"Barriers are in the design, not the learner” is one of the foundational concepts in Universal Design for Learning. But, what does that mean in practice? How do we design with this foundational UDL concept in mind?

Whether you have 5 or 45 minutes to engage, this newsletter will orient you to four ways to expand your repertoire regarding the topic of Mindset.

Link to the August 2021 Newsletter

Assessment reveals where learners are and how they learn best. Assessment informs next steps in designing learning experiences to support all learners.

Whether you have 5 or 45 minutes to engage, this newsletter will orient you to four ways to expand your repertoire regarding the topic of Assessment.