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Ed Current: The Case for Differentiated Instruction the First Day of School

Back-to-school is a new beginning, and as changemakers, it’s essential to create a classroom culture where each and every student feels valued, engaged, and stretched. Join us and special guest, Dr. Rhonda Bondie, of Harvard’s GSE as we unpack the question: How can district leaders and educators make decisions that promote equity, inclusion, and learning for every student?

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About the presenters

Dr. Rhonda Bondie

Director of Professional Learning, Harvard GSE

Dr. Rhonda Bondie is lecturer on education and the Director of Professional Learning at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, having previously spent over 20 years in urban public schools as both a special and general educator. Dr. Bondie is the faculty chair for Programs in Professional Education's online course Differentiated Instruction Made Practical. Throughout her career, she has focused on ensuring all learners are valued, engaged, and stretched in inclusive classrooms.


Jamie Richard, M.Ed. 

Marketing Manager, Newsela

Jamie Richard, M.Ed. is currently the Marketing Manager for Newsela. She hosts a monthly webinar, Ed Current which features timely topics in education for change makers. Before joining Newsela, Jamie taught secondary ELA in Pennsylvania, South Carolina and California for eight years, and was also a school leader. Before moving into the edtech space, Jamie was a finalist for Teacher of the Year and received the STAR award for the highest student growth in Pennsylvania.