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How Differentiating Instruction Helps Students Connect to Learning

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I’ve spent 16 years serving on and chairing the board of the National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) and 25 years leading companies that serve schools and students of all kinds. Making the Connection to Learning Through Differentiation Connecting this way requires teachers to differentiate instruction—recognizing their students’ individuality and then planning learning experiences with the range of student needs, interests, styles, and preferences in mind.

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students

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Newman Crows Landing Unified School District (Calif.) – for individualizing instruction using real-time data from an engaging adaptive learning tool to boost elementary classroom performance. Orestimba High School (Calif.) – for creating a new way for students to study and explore their interests via access to online courses at a rural school with a 100 percent graduation rate. Herndon, Virginia, July 2, 2018 —Education is not one size fits all.

Does Presence Equal Progress? Tracking Engagement in Online Schools

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We’ve seen stories about a dropout factory, or a district school where only a small percentage of students are proficient in math or reading (and not getting any better with time or interventions or waivers). Today, I lead a company that creates online models for teaching and learning, yet my mission is much the same as it was when I was in the classroom. Immediate data visualization is a powerful tool that enables truly personalized interaction and differentiated instruction.