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Where Are the Most Thoughtful Discussions on Education Reform Taking Place?

This week go in search of the most thoughtful discussions of pedagogy and methodology to change the education...

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Six Policy Changes That Could Make a Big Difference in Schools

The question of the week was, what one school policy if changed, could make a big difference in student learning....

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Professional Development: What's Working, What Needs to Be Improved

In this segment of Edchat Radio we visit the subject of professional development. This week we invited a teacher and...

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How Can We Best Measure the Impact of Technology in Education?

In this episode we cover highlights of the 3/11/14 #edchat on charter schools and whether profits and children's...

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Charter Schools: For Children, for Profits or Both?

In this episode we cover highlights of the 3/11/14 #edchat on charter schools and whether profits and children's...

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Voluntary Versus Forced Collaboration: How to Promote Authentic Collaboration in Schools

In this episode we cover highlights of the 3/18/14 #edchat on how to promote a spirit of authentic collaboration in...

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Will PBL and Authentic Learning Ever Displace Direct Instruction?

In this episode we cover highlights of the 3/11/14 #edchat on the tension between project -based authentic learning...

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Our Grade Level System: Is It Time For a New Approach? If So, What?

Our current grade level system was created in another time for another era. In this segment of Edchat Radio, we...

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Evaluating Chromebooks As an Assistive Device

Our guest has deeply explored the use of Chromebooks as an assistive tool for students who learn differently. In this...

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Allowing Autistic Children to Learn at Their Own Pace

In this segment we discuss why it's important to allow autistic children to learn at their own pace and strategies to...

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Assistive Technology: What has Changed, What Has Not

The world of assistive technology has changed profoundly, but some fundamentals remain the same. Learn more......

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A Ten Minute History of Special Education

Our guest has spent over 30 years working with students who learn differently. In this segment we talk about how the...

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Resetting Expectations for Children with Learning Differences

Our guest in this segment is both a teacher of special needs students and the parent of a special needs child. She...

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5 Vital Considerations for Transitioning Special Needs Students

Much attention is placed on providing support services to get students with special needs through primary and...

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Developing Resilience in Children with Special Needs

Our guest tells us that the chronic messaging special needs children receive creates a climate that requires...

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A Four-Pronged Model for Matching EdTechTools to Student Needs

In this episode we talk about the process of evaluating student needs to effectively identify the tools best suited...

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Tracking Student Progress: What Works Best?

In this episode we talk about new tools for tracking student progress and measuring the impact of interventions....

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Helping Students Overcome the Stigma of Dyslexia

Our guests have spent their lives coping with learning differences. They have now created an organization to help the...

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Debunking the Myths and Demystifying the Meaning of Universal Design in Special Education

In this episode we discuss universal design and clarify its relevance to general and special education. Follow:...

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[Premier Episode] Interview with Timothy Shriver, Special Olympics Chairman

In this inaugural episode of Learning Differently, the chairman of the Special Olympics talks with us about pivotal...

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