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Removing Barriers with UDL and Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

Like many, this teacher felt intense pressure to teach the standards and wasn’t sure how to embrace Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and blended learning. We can indeed cover more ground when we present information in a traditional lecture format, but that doesn’t mean students understand the information.

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Designing For Deeper Learning: Identifying Challenges and Prototyping Solutions

Catlin Tucker

Through our online series, we explored the power of universally designed blended learning models to achieve deeper learning outcomes. Our discussions culminated in selecting specific challenges to explore in-depth, with the goal of prototyping solutions at the Learning Leaders Summit in Dubai.

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Blended Learning: Designing with Balance in Mind

Catlin Tucker

I host a podcast called The Balance and wrote a book titled Balance with Blended Learning because I see teachers struggling with balance in every coaching and training session I facilitate. The person doing the work in a classroom is the person doing the learning.

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Balance Instruction and Feedback with Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

When I facilitate blended learning workshops, I ask participants to think about these three roles and identify the role they spend the most time and energy in. Despite a growing body of research on the power of feedback, it is easy to neglect in classrooms because teachers feel pressure to cover content.

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Shifting from Time-consuming Teacher-led Workflows to Sustainable Student-led Workflows

Catlin Tucker

Too many students spend their days in classrooms passively observing, instead of actively engaging. As a result, they are not developing their metacognitive, critical thinking, and self-regulatory skills; all of which are critical to success both in the classroom and beyond. Want to learn more about blended learning and UDL?

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5 Strategies to Engage Learners Around Flipped Instruction

Catlin Tucker

They relied on videos out of necessity to explain concepts and model strategies while students learned from home. As teachers transitioned back into classrooms, many abandoned video in favor of live instruction. That way, they can use their synchronous time for more engaging and differentiated learning experiences.

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Beyond English: Why Writing Belongs in Every Classroom

Catlin Tucker

When Dr. Novak and I started writing our new book, Shift Writing into the Classroom, we anticipated that teachers outside of English Language Arts would take one look at the title and assume that the book was not intended for them. Writing helps students to develop their content knowledge as they attempt to persuade, inform, or narrate.

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