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UDL: Universal Design for Learning

UDL: Universal Design for Learning

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Learnlife Alliance This cluster provides the 7 elements that prepare a learning ecosystem for optimum learning. At Learnlife, learning ecosystems are the living spaces where learning takes place. For these learning ecosystems to deliver exceptional experiences and maintain optimum health and stability, preparation is necessary. When attempting to implement change, people often leap before preparing correctly.

Robert Gagne Events of Instruction and ASSURE -Instructional Design Models, Theories & Methodology Robert Gagne Events of Instruction Robert M. Gange' is the considered to be the pioneer of the instructional learning design theory. His theories have had a profound affect not only on our American schools, but he also influenced training in the military, (pilot training in our Air Force during WWII), and industrial training. The Robber Barons’ Bum Rap Too many generations of Americans have swallowed whole Matthew Josephson's portrait of the great nineteenth-century entrepreneurs as Robber Barons—rapacious predators who grew rich through tactics that were unethical at best, illegal at worst, and contrary to the public interest in any case. They bilked companies, corrupted public officials, and defrauded rivals in their quest for gain. But as history The Robber Barons (1934) is no more accurate than a Norman Rockwell painting a kind of Norman Rockwell in reverse. Josephson was less a historian than a moralist who cared less about the accuracy of the story than about the ideological message he saw in it. The men Josephson caricatured were in fact the creators of the industrial system that gave the United States the most powerful and dynamic economy in the world. They were masters of organization—visionaries and risk takers who thought and acted on a grand scale.

International School Beijing The Learning 21 (L21) Wheel is the heart of our curriculum model and visually conceptualizes everything that's important to us. At the center of L21 is our standards-based curriculum. The standards are more than lists of facts to memorize; throughout the school, the standards focus on what is most important in each discipline, those deeper and more complex skills like interpreting mathematical or scientific data, using evidence to construct an argument, analyzing a historical source or literary text, using models to explain scientific or mathematical reasoning, or connecting with an audience in theater, music, or visual arts. The standards set rigorous goals for our students to meet, and our curriculum ensures that the students can achieve them. The goal of a standards-based learning environment is for the curriculum, instruction, assessment, and reporting all to align to make the learning journey transparent to all.

Paper Towel Roll & Pom Pom Challenge * ages 3+ ⋆ Raising Dragons Paper Towel Roll & Pom Pom Challenge ages 3+ This awesome game is so simple to make and tons of fun! Understanding Learning Processes Remember, what your student does is actually more important to their learning than what you, as the teacher, do. Learning activities are what students actually do in your course in order to learn. How can you construct a learning experience so your students will be able to learn the stated outcomes of your course? You have a vast range of teaching techniques to choose from, ranging from familiar lecture or tutorial through to small group discussions, role plays, group or individual projects, brainstorming, oral presentations, problem solving activities, debates, etc. (see Teaching Contexts) The types of learning activities you develop for your course should be based on the particular learning outcomes that you would like to achieve.

New Teacher? Start Here! – Samantha in Secondary Getting ready to enter the teaching profession can be so exciting, but also overwhelming. As a blogger and a veteran teacher, I am often asked to offer advice for new teachers. I developed a set of rules that I think are extremely helpful when entering the teaching profession. You can download these as a handy printable at my Teachers Pay Teachers store for free. Print them and hang them up near your desk or planning area for quick tips or a gentle reminder that it’s all going to be okay! Because it’s a marathon, not a sprint.

The Future of Education is Bigger Than “Blended” – Global Online Academy It’s time to stop talking about blended learning. For more than a decade, I’ve been integrating technology into my teaching. For the last four years, I’ve been working almost entirely in the online learning environment. And, the more time I spend immersed in technology, the less time I spend thinking or talking about blended learning. Why? Moore's Theory of Transactional Distance-Instructional Design Models, Theories & Methodology by Daniel Bornt (completed Aug. 22, 2011) Moore’s Theory of Transactional Distance has a direct bearing on e-learning. It explains and quantifies the learning relationship between instructor and student in the e-learning situation, where there is a substantial physical or temporal distance between the two.

How to Write an Elevator Pitch: A Step-by-Step Guide - Skillcrush Everybody dreads the idea of giving an elevator speech. 60 seconds. Trapped in a tiny moving box with someone who could make or break your career. AND you’re supposed to wow them with a mini-pitch all about you? How is that NOT nerve wracking? What Would Happen If Learning in School Became More Like Working at a Startup? At its most basic level, a startup is a learning machine—one that helps its founders understand and serve the real world in a manner that enables itself to continuously gather information and grow. If it doesn’t learn and adjust, a startup ends. Successful students, like startups, are those who are resilient, constantly absorbing new information and challenging their assumptions. We’re not surprised, then, to see a proliferation of startup and entrepreneurial programs springing up in and around K-12 schools.