Monthly Archive: March 2016

Mar 31 2016

SIP #2.24 Universally Designed “Value Rubric”

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Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? After reading SIP 2.23 on differentiated assignments, you have decided to let your students design their own final products for your class. But now you are wondering: how in the world are you going to fairly and efficiently grade final products that are all different? How will you ensure …

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Mar 17 2016

SIP #2.23 Differentiated Assignments

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? With only a few weeks until the end of the semester, students are now (hopefully!) starting work on their final papers or projects. Have you ever shuddered with negative anticipation just thinking about receiving another set of what seems like the same work you saw last semester and the …

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Mar 10 2016

SIP #2.22 Designing Classes to Accommodate Diverse Students’ Out-of-Class Obligations

Thirsty for Strong Instructional Practice? Our students have very complex and complicated lives that pull them in many directions between school, work, and family obligations. We want to respect our students’ lives, however we also want them to do college work and participate in class. How do we balance these competing needs? Take a SIP …

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Mar 03 2016

SIP #2.21 Recognizing and Responding to Students with Mental Health Disabilities

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Faculty, staff and administrators are becoming more and more aware of strategies and services to support students with disabilities, and on-campus entities like the Access Center (www.msudenver.edu/access ) exist to facilitate this aspect of our work. What happens, though, if we encounter a student whose disability is not outwardly …

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