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The MASCD Board of Directors came across the following 
resources to share with you this week.
Check them out!

Resources

“Literacy in Every Classroom.”  The concept of personalization in learning appeals to many K-12 teachers and students weary of regimented, one-size-fits-all instruction. In this ASCD Ed Leadership article, differentiation expert Carol Ann Tomlinson poses 10 questions leaders should work through and begin to answer as they prepare to usher personalized learning into their unique school context.  Read More
“About that Tweet: The Difference Between Information & Knowledge.”  Recently “Teach Like A Champion” author Doug Lemov posted on Twitter a picture a friend had sent him of work a young student did in the classroom. The post went a little viral (or as viral as something can in his tiny corner of the universe) and people seemed to interpret it in different ways. Here he thought he would write a quick post in response to it.  Read More
“One Size Does Not Fit All: How to Adjust, Acquire and Adapt Your Curriculum.”  As 8
th grade Language Arts Teacher Kelisa Wing started her teaching career, she vowed to never get locked into mundaneness, and to always be willing to adapt and change based on the needs of her students. “Help your students develop a passion for your content with these three ways to adapt curriculum to increase student participation” in this ASCD InService post.  Read More
“The Genius of Design.”  Genius Hour is a time built into the school day or week to enable students to actively create their learning rather than passively consume it. Drawing on his more than 10 years implementing Genius Hour projects, John Spencer offers a design thinking protocol that teachers can use to guide students through Genius Hour projects.  Read More
Global Learning
“In Singapore, Every Space Could Be a Learning Space.”  Singapore’s Ministry of Education is helping schools adopt informal learning spaces through programs such as the Flexible School Infrastructure program. Flexible learning spaces at some schools include a filtered band room, an outdoor music garden and an eco-aquarium.  Read More
Webinars
ASCD Webinars. ASCD’s free webinar series brings experts in the field of education to a computer near you. Our webinars address timely and relevant topics like the Common Core State Standards, 21st century learning strategies, and closing the achievement gap. We archive each webinar, so you will never have to miss one! Webinar

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