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Proficiency: Student Learning Expectation:

  • SLE Self-Direction

3C. Apply knowledge in familiar and new contexts

I can

  • Explain connections between what I am learning in new and different disciplines and settings.

UDL lens

Unearth the hidden curriculum and supply that background knowledge to all students (from the Culturally Responsive Design for English Learners: The UDL Approach)


3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge;

3.3 Guide information processing and visualization;

2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols


9.2 Facilitate personal coping skills and strategies

Link to Rubicon Atlas

Link to Vermont's Digital Backpack for Transferable Skills. Check out the resources in Self-Direction


  • Class Code in Actively Learn: Class code: vdqom
  • Slideshow
  • First Scaffolding of American Dream Article
  • Feedback from Actively Learn
  • Second Scaffolding of American Dream Article
  • Practice Scaffolding Article
  • Demo assigning supports/extensions to specific individuals/small groups

Other resources:

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