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More than 4,100 distinguished students recognized nationwide

Redmond, Wash. – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced this week that one additional Lake Washington School District (LWSD) student will receive a National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship:

Kevin Zhang, Nikola Tesla STEM High School - National Merit Purdue University Scholarship 

A group of freshman from Nikola Tesla STEM High School is helping kids with Cerebral Palsy move around a little easier. As part of their end of year project, this team partnered with a program by the name of Go Baby Go

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Dozens of LWSD students earned their way to the 2021 International Career Development Conference (ICDC), which was held virtually in late April and early May. Of that group, about 30 students competed as finalists and two students placed as high as third.

LWHS Science Labs

Why is slime stretchy? How do chickens flap their wings? 

With these questions in mind, two science classes at Lake Washington High School celebrated the last week of school by setting up lab experiments. The labs also gave students a chance to use the new equipment in two of the school’s 20 new classrooms.

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    Universal Design for Learning

    Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for guiding educational practice. It provides flexibility in the way information is presented, how students respond or demonstrate knowledge and skills, and how students are engaged. For all students, including students with disabilities and students who are limited English proficient, UDL:

    • Reduces barriers in instruction
    • Provides appropriate accommodations, supports, and challenges
    • Maintains high achievement expectations

    UDL tools support everyone, regardless of their experience or ability. This includes general education students, special education students and English language learners. UDL tools help reduce barriers by providing multiple ways for students to respond to, engage with and access educational materials.

    If a student with a disability requires the UDL tool to access their education, then the tool is considered assistive technology. When teachers use UDL tools successfully, it facilitates acceptance and integration of technology used by people with disabilities.

    Source: http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/udldefined

    Universal Design for Learning

    Recognition Networks

    The "what" of learning

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    How we gather facts and categorize what we see, hear and read. Identifying letters, words or an author's style are recognition tasks.

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    Strategic Networks

    The "how" of learning

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    Planning and performing tasks. How we organize and express our ideas. Writing an essay or solving a math problem are strategic tasks.

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    Affective Networks

    The "why" of learning

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    How learners get engaged and stay motivated. How they are challenged, excited or interested. These are affective dimensions.

    White check markStimulate interest and motivation for learning

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