EduGains’ new site Learning for All K-12

November 3, 2014 at 4:56 pm Leave a comment

EduGains has announced the launch of a new website: Learning for All.

Learning for All: A guide to Effective Assessment and Instruction for all Students Kindergarten to Grade 12, is a 2013 Ministry document from their Special Education page:

“Learning for All, K – 12 (2013) is a resource guide that builds on the guiding principles outlined in Education for All: The Report of the Expert Panel on Literacy and Numeracy Instruction for Students With Special Education Needs, Kindergarten to Grade 6 (2005). This resource is designed to share information with educators about evidence-based and research-informed educational approaches including Assessment for Learning, Universal Design for Learning, Differentiated Instruction, and the Tiered Approach. It describes an integrated process of assessment and instruction and presents planning tools (class and student profiles) that support the learning of all students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.”

If you had not reviewed the document already, and it is not currently available  via our catalogue (soon to be rectified), here are some introductory  quotes:

(Page 3):  “Learning for All, Kindergarten to Grade 12 is a resource guide outlining an integrated process of assessment and instruction for elementary and secondary school educators across Ontario that is designed to help raise the bar and close the gap in achievement for all students. The guide supports the three core priorities for education in Ontario:

  • High levels of student achievement
  • Reduced gaps in student achievement
  • Increased public confidence in publicly funded education “

(Page 8): “Like the School Effectiveness Framework (SEF), this guide focuses on ways in which teachers and/or teams of educators can plan and provide the kind of assessment and instruction that enables all students to learn best. Three elements – personalization, precision, and professional learning – are critical to the process.”

(Page 12): ” Instruction that both responds to the characteristics of a diverse group of students and is precisely tailored to the unique strengths and needs of each student can be achieved using the principles and guidelines associated with three instructional approaches:

  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL),
  • differentiated instruction, and
  • the tiered approach to prevention and intervention. “

Chapters/Sections include:

  • Instructional Approaches
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Planing Assessment and Instruction
  • Learning for All through Professional Learning

If you are working with special ed or students with diverse learning needs, you should check this out (the document and the EducGains site).

Rowan

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