Access, relevance, and stretch: Fostering deep learning through Optimal Challenge


In this webinar recording, we'll cover:

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    Learn about Optimal Challenge as a framework for differentiated instruction

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    Make instruction relevant and meaningful for every student in any modality

  • 3

    Accelerate learning through precision and depth in instruction

Speaker Details

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Dr. Rhonda Bondie

Director of Professional Learning at Harvard Graduate School of Education

Rhonda Bondie is the director of professional learning and a lecturer on education in several programs including the Harvard Teacher Fellows (HTF) program. Throughout her career, she has focused on ensuring all learners are valued, engaged, and stretched in inclusive classrooms. Bondie began teaching as an artist-in-residence and then spent over 20 years in urban public schools as both a special and general educator.

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Dan Cogan-Drew

Co-Founder and Chief Academic Officer, Newsela

Dan brings twenty-plus years of professional experience spent working towards a more perfect union of teaching, learning and technology. Prior to Newsela, Dan was the founding Director of Digital Learning at Achievement First Public Charter Schools, where he spearheaded the integration of digital learning technologies across the network. He began his education career in Teach for America and went on to teach in public and private schools, as well as in the US Navy. He holds degrees from Wesleyan University, Brown University, and Tufts University.

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