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    How do you motivate students to learn in the classroom? The answer may be simpler than you might think.

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    When students are able to show what they know in the way they choose it boosts student engagement and student understanding.

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    Respecting Diversity

    Building a safe and caring learning environment allows students to take risks with their learning and grow together as a community of learners.

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    Personal Whiteboards

    Personal whiteboards encourage students to engage actively in learning activities by writing or drawing out their thinking as it is happening.

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    UDL Overview

    Using UDL strategies in the classroom ensures that the diverse needs in the classroom are met.

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    iPod as Writing Tool

    This student vignette is of a Simon who uses his iPod in class as his primary writing tool.

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    Smart Reading

    Students access their prior knowledge before they dive into a new book.

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    Teachers share some of the strategies they use to address the diverse student need in their classroom when it comes to how they represent the learning materials in the classroom.

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    UDL: Inspiring Teachers

    Teachers share the successes that they have experienced by adopting a UDL mindset and implementing strategies to support all students in their classrooms.

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    Hoop Math

    Watch how students solve a division problem using hula hoops and the entire class.

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    Class Review

    Learning is a social enterprise and classrooms are rich grounds for learning. Students learn with and from each other.

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    Writers Workshop

    Students are guided through the writing process with fun and engaging ways to develop their writing skills.

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    Think Pair Share

    Students have the opportunity to reflect, pair up with a peer and share their thinking around an essential question.

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    Okanagan-Skaha: Through a Different Lens

    ‘Through a Different Lens’ is a BC Okanagan-Skaha school district-wide initiative to improve learning for those students most at risk. Educators are collaborating to investigate  flexible instructional and assessment strategies without compromising standards.

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    Student Profiles

    Having students create a learner profile for themselves is a great way to have them develop a better and fuller understanding of who they are as learners.

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    Rethinking Pullouts

    In most districts the current model of support for students with extra learning challenges are often pulled out of the classroom to work with another educator to remediate skills.

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    Moving It

    Active engagement sometimes takes active movement for students. Teachers share some of the strategies they’ve used in class to keep students’ minds and bodies going.

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    Learning from Mistakes

    In UDL-based classrooms, making mistakes is encouraged and supported.  Making mistakes and learning from those mistakes allows learning to be meaningful for students.

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    A summative assessment doesn’t always have to involve traditional pen and paper tests completed individually by each student.

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    UDL: Inspiring Students

    Students share how UDL strategies in the classroom have benefited their learning, self-esteem, and sense of community.

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    Educators and students share their increased engagement in the classroom as a result of flexible learning opportunities in the classroom.

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    Rethinking Assessment

    With all the flexible strategies in the classroom, students need to know how they are being assessed. Educators share how they assess student learning and understanding in a UDL classroom.

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    Technology in the UDL Classroom

    Technology facilitates flexibility in the classroom. It creates many learning opportunities for students to access, engage and demonstrate their learning.

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    Teacher Collaboration

    When great minds come together that share the common goal of enhancing student learning and achievement, great things happen.

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    Fun with Math

    Students learn about measurement and surface area while making toys for a local shelter for Christmas.