Thu, 18 September 2014
Dr. Douglas Fisher
Dr. Douglas Fisher joined the Department of Educational Leadership in 2011 having served as Professor of Language and Literacy Education in the Department of Teacher Education at San Diego State University since 1998. In addition, he is a teacher and administrator at Health Sciences High & Middle College. He has served as a teacher, language development specialist, and administrator in public schools and non-profit organizations, including 8 years as the Director of Professional Development for the City Heights Collaborative, a time of increased student achievement in some of San Diego's urban schools.
He is the recipient of an International Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award, a member of the California Reading Hall of Fame, the Farmer award for excellence in writing from the National Council of Teachers of English, as well as a Christa McAuliffe award for excellence in teacher education. In 2011, his book Implementing RTI with English Learners, won the innovation award from the Academy of Educational Publishers.
Doug is a researcher who is interested in school improvement, especially in the area of quality instruction. Some of his many books are linked here:
His website is: www.fisherandfrey.com
Oakland Schools Presentation by Dr. Fisher, Oct 29, 2014:
Mon, 1 September 2014
Bryan Dean, an Oakland Schools' Consultant, recently presented at Harvard University on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Bryan talks about what UDL is, why it is a powerful approach, how it relates the the Common Core, how it differs from differentiation and resources to know more about it.
To learn more about UDL, Oakland Schools' has a Oakland Schools' UDL webpage
There is also a Professional Learning Network Blog
On November 6: Katie Novak Presentation on UDL at Oakland Schools
For more information contact: Bryan.Dean@oakland.k12.mi.us