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 screenshot of Smith's CIDDL Cizzle
18 Nov

Latest CIDDL Cizzles Event: Virtual Reality and Breaded Chicken Tenders

  • 07:00 pm
  • Virtually

For this CIDDL Cizzle event, Dr. Sean Smith and Nolan Smith demonstrated the use of virtual reality for students with disabilities while making breaded chicken tenders. If you missed the live presentation, you can watch it by clicking the "Join Us" button below. Voting for Sean and Nolan is now open.

A flyer of the webinar on the Range of Use for Educational Technologies
15 Dec

Upcoming CIDDL Webinar: Range of Use for Educational Tech and Implications for Teacher Education

  • 12:00 pm
  • CST

Join CIDDL as they invite Cheryl Lemke and Dr. Jody Britten to discuss Metiri’s Range of Use, share the research, highlight the background that drove this tool to become a staple in framing our practice and goals in educational technology use for the past twenty years, and gain access to their Range of Use resource library for educators and leaders. This insightful conversation will be facilitated by Dr. James Basham.

An flyer showing facilitators and panelists of the Affinity Group
08 Dec

Upcoming Affinity Group: Preparing Teacher Candidates for Online and Hybrid Instruction

  • 01:00 pm
  • CST

This Affinity Group, hosted by the CEEDAR Center in collaboration with CIDDL, will 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