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Personalized Learning Made Easy: Using the Learner Variability Navigator in the Classroom

Monday, January 30, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Personalized Learning Made Easy: Using the Learner Variability Navigator in the Classroom

Presented by Sarah Oberle, M.Ed., Doctoral Student, Educational Leadership and Cognitive Sciences, University of Delaware; and Jessica Jackson, Director of Professional Learning, Digital Promise
Moderated by Barbara Pape, Senior Director, Learner Variability Project, Digital Promise

Sponsored by Digital Promise

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Committed to better understanding your students in order to customize their learning experiences? Curious to know more about the importance of and how to easily engage in whole-child teaching and learning? Want a tool that isn’t an add-on, but that can be used to make your practice more effective? Watch this edWebinar for an interactive discussion that features lessons on how to teach students about learner variability from Digital Promise’s student activity guide and a deep dive into the free Learner Variability Navigator (LVN). Educator Sarah Oberle shares how she used these lessons in her class and the impact they had on her first graders!

In this edWebinar, viewers:

  • Develop an understanding of the importance of recognizing and addressing student learner variability in order to put in place strategies that work
  • Understand the interconnectedness of whole-learner teaching and learning that incorporates not only academic and cognitive abilities but also social and emotional and student background abilities
  • Explore the free LVN tool and practice how it could work for you in your classroom
  • Provide feedback on how using LVN complements classroom practice

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers, librarians, school leaders, and education technology leaders.

Sarah OberleAbout the Presenters

Sarah Oberle has served the Red Clay Consolidated School District for 15 years as a first-grade teacher. She is also a team leader, representing her colleagues on her building leadership team. Sarah serves on the Practitioner Advisory Board for the Learner Variability Project at Digital Promise. Sarah has a passion for infusing the Science of Learning principles into instructional content and practice. She believes that connecting educational research to the classroom is essential towards maximizing all learners’ experiences. Sarah earned a B.A. in psychology, an M.Ed. in elementary education, and is currently working on an Ed.D. in educational leadership and cognitive sciences at the University of Delaware. She lives in Newark, Delaware with her husband and two daughters.

Jessica JacksonJessica Jackson is Practitioner Partnerships Director at the Learner Variability Project where she designs professional learning for educators that helps them address the needs of the whole learner through research-based practices. Jessica has over 19 years of experience in education which reflects her passion for creativity, curiosity, leadership, and social justice. As a New Leader alum, she founded an integrated arts elementary school in Memphis, TN where she designed a pathways program that helped students explore their own curiosity and creativity. She has her master’s degree in education from Pace University and her undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond.

Barbara A. PapeAbout the Moderator

Barbara Pape, Senior Director for the Learner Variability Project at Digital Promise, led a three-year national survey on learner variability and teacher practice, wrote the paper defining learner variability, hosts a monthly webinar series, and co-developed The IEP Project. Previously, she worked in policy analysis and communications for nonprofits and in the U.S. Senate. Barbara has written for numerous publications and was editor of the first electronically delivered education newsletter, the Daily Report Card. Previously, she produced the Teaching & Learning conference for the National Board, worked in the communications office for the AFT during President Al Shanker’s tenure, and headed up government relations for the City Colleges of Chicago. She earned an Ed.M. at Harvard in reading and literacy and completed coursework toward a Ph.D. at the Curry School at the University of Virginia. Barbara launched her career as a middle school teacher in Pittsburgh.

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Monday, January 30, 2023
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