Community Events

CBRSD Family Book Study

By Katie Novak

Dear Central Berkshire Families,

I am pleased to let you know that I will be facilitating a book study group during the months of April and May-designed to help CBRSD families support their children’s learning. The book is entitled, “LET THEM THRIVE,” and is written by well-known author, Katie Novak. 

“Let Them Thrive provides parents with a practical understanding of how education works--and how it can work better--for their children. Every learner is as unique as his or her fingerprints. But one-size-fits-all schooling doesn't account for those variations. In this highly readable book (with unique cartoon illustrations), bestselling author, educator, and parent Katie Novak introduces the research-based framework Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Parents learn the origins of UDL in the learning sciences and in practice. (UDL is prominent in the federal Every Student Succeeds Act). They also learn strategies, tips, and tools to support their children's learning in school and in life.”(Amazon Review)

Katie has been teaching a graduate course to many of our CBRSD teachers that is focused on Universal Design for Learning or UDL. UDL is a set of learning guidelines that is based on what current research shows us is best practice around student learning. This study group will offer an opportunity for CBRSD families to learn along with us as we strive to continually provide high quality educational settings for all students.

We will meet for 4 sessions during the evening at Kittredge school: April 9, 23 and May 7 and 21, from 6-7:00PM. Please sign-up using this link by March 23. Books will be provided.
I look forward to learning together! Please email me if you have any questions.

Leslie Blake-Davis,Director of Teaching and Learning
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