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Tuesday, August 1 • 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Learning for All: Wisely Using Data through the lens of Universal Design for Learning (recommended for leadership)

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Education can and must be the great equalizer. The idea of equal educational opportunity is central to who we are as a country. The best way to provide that kind of opportunity is through equal opportunity in education. Understanding the complexities of an equity agenda was informed by our work with the Harvard Data Wise Improvement Process.
During this session, participants will learn about McGuffey School District's journey from data rich and information poor, to framing strong problems of practice, and forming instructional practices aligned with the Universal Design for Learning Framework. In addition, participants will learn about how we found time within our system's infrastructure for professional learning and set consistent expectations for meetings, following the Meeting Wise guidelines. Our own administrative staff meetings shifted from checks of compliance and information sharing, to learning experiences focused on research-based learning and leadership. Initial focus centered around book studies of Visible Learning, Universal Design for Learning, and Data Wise Improvement Process. Currently, meetings are focused on monthly modeling that aligns Meeting Wise, Data Wise, and UDL.
Following the UDL framework, this session will share not only how these three intersected at McGuffey, but will also engage participants in an opportunity to consider how their own leadership teams might model learning for all!
What did change look like? The instructional core and the tasks changed traditional student engagement to students having choice and autonomy, leading to expert learners.
*Session is recommended for leadership

Link to Presentation: https://goo.gl/jC85qf 

avatar for Dr. Erica Kolat and Megan Marie Van Fossan, M.A., M.Ed.

Dr. Erica Kolat and Megan Marie Van Fossan, M.A., M.Ed.

Superintendent and Director of Special Services, McGuffey School District
Dr. Erica Kolat is Superintendent of McGuffey School District,which is located in rural Pennsylvania. Upon taking the district helm, it became evident that traditional instructional practices were not meeting the needs of ALL students. She has led the district-wide study and implementation... Read More →

Tuesday August 1, 2017 1:00pm - 1:55pm EDT
Ballroom A&B