Build an Inclusive Classroom with Microsoft Tools

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Thirty-one years ago, George W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. This law prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities and guarantees them the opportunity to participate equitably in American life, including employment, purchasing products, and participation in state and local government programs. These protections also extend to access to and availability … read more »


Including Differentiation in Remote and Blended Learning

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This year has tested traditional education models in ways that no one expected. Who knew that almost overnight educators would have to learn new ways of delivering instruction beyond the classroom walls while still meeting the differing needs of all students? Even when thrown into new teaching environments, it is essential to differentiate learning for … read more »


What’s the Buzz: Professional Learning and Development

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As we anticipate the first official day of summer, many educators look forward to a well-deserved break. Thinking of what we accomplished, given the challenges faced, we reflect and wonder how to increase effectiveness next school year. Many outside education think educators spend the summer months enjoying time off when, in actuality, the opposite is … read more »


Rubrics to the Rescue When Teaching Remotely

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As educators provide lessons through remote teaching, one question is how to assess student learning effectively. Schools and districts are taking varying approaches. Some schools don’t have assessment policies; others have specific guidelines by grade level and subject for required assessment and recording of grades. One of the features of remote learning that many teachers … read more »


Staff Wellbeing: What’s Your Plan?

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Did you know that June is Employee Wellbeing Month? Neither did I quite frankly! 😊 There is even an official hashtag— so give #mywellbeingmonth a follow and see what’s going on out there!  Now that we all know about this, let’s talk a bit more about it and how we can work to integrate this … read more »