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Norman Rockwell Elementary received a signed copy of the “Freedom From Want” painting from Danny Galieote, a prominent artist who re-created Norman Rockwell paintings to represent the current cultural and social transformation in America today.

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Lake Washington School District is pleased to announce a team from Timberline Middle School (TMS) was selected as one of the regional winners of the 29th annual ExploraVision program. This is the largest K-12 science competition designed to build problem-solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills. Team Project: LAMP (The Localized Alzheimer’s Microneedle Patch), from TMS, will advance to the national phase of the competition, where participants will have a chance to win $10,000 in savings bonds and other great prizes.

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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.

    White check markPresent information and content in different ways

    More ways to provide Multiple Means of Representation

    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.

    White check markDifferentiate the ways that students can express what they know

    More ways to provide Multiple Means of Action and Expression

    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

    More ways to provide Multiple Means of Engagement