Welcome to CIDDL

We are the Center for Innovation, Design, and Digital Learning (CIDDL), a national center to improve faculty capacity to use educational technology in special education, early intervention, related services preparation and leadership personnel preparation programs.

Network + Connect + Support

"CIDDL will change the culture of tech attitudes, adoption, and use to realize pedagogical promise in terms of practice, outcomes, and innovation."

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We started a community of higher education faculty members focused on sharing tips and tricks, research-based practices, and strategies for innovative use of educational technology in educator or leadership preparation programs.

This is a place where we build connectedness, share varied opinions, and bring together our knowledge about leveraging technology to support all students. 

A flyer of Nick Hoesktra's CIDDL Cizzle Event
18 Jan

1st Master CIDDL Cizzler: Nick Hoekstra

  • 07:00 pm
  • Virtually

CONGRATULATIONS to Nick Hoekstra on becoming the first Master CIDDL Cizzler. The award was announced at CEC this week. Nick is a doctoral student from the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas within the specialization of Instructional Design, Technology, and Innovation, His presentation discusses various reading technologies while baking Betty Crocker’s Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies.

An flyer showing facilitators and panelists of the Affinity Group
12 Jan

The Latest CIDDL/CEEDAR Affinity Group Session 3: Teaching Methods and Curriculum

  • 01:00 pm
  • CST

This Affinity Group, hosted by the CEEDAR Center, aims to build the capacity of higher education faculty to support the critical development of K-12 educators to plan, design, and deliver effective instruction within the range of online and hybrid learning environments.

"We aim to bring together leaders in technology and special education in an expanding human and digital network that allows users to connect, share, learn, develop, ignite, and sustain innovative practices that support all students." —Jose Blackorby, CAST

"We aim to bring together leaders in technology and special education in an expanding human and digital network that allows users to connect, share, learn, develop, ignite, and sustain innovative practices that support all students." —Jose Blackorby, CAST