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LWHS capitol visit SB 5171

Students in Lake Washington High School’s AP US Government & Politics classes get first-hand experience in the legislative process. As part of the class, students crafted Senate Bill (SB) 5171, which bans gender-based price discrimination on similar products

Meritorious Budget Award

Award reflects District’s goal of fiscal responsibility

Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District’s (LWSD’s) 2022-23 Budget has earned the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) Meritorious Budget Award (MBA). This award promotes and recognizes excellence in budget presentation in school districts. LWSD has received this award six years in a row. LWSD is the only district in the state of Washington to receive this award.

Last day of school remains Friday, June 23

Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District (LWSD) has finalized plans to make up for the one day missed due to the November 30 snow day. The 2022-23 calendar has been modified to reflect this change:  

  • Tuesday, May 30: change from a non-school day to a full day for students

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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

    For more ideas on UDL strategies, explore the resources below: