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.

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CIDDL Community

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.

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." -Dr. James Basham

"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." -Dr. Jose Blackorby

CIDDL Cizzles: Next Episode July 28th at 4pm ET!

Chef du jour: Dr. Nicole Galante and Izzy Galante, Founders of Mosaic Instructional Planning

Join Dr. Nicole Galante and Izzy Galante for a new Cizzle on Mosaic Instructional Planning, which provides lesson planning support, training, and guided mentorship for classroom teachers, personalized support resources for students, and collaborative oversight systems for school administrators. They'll be cooking Galante Family Fajitas Two Ways. You'll be able to join us right here on July 28th to view the Cizzle episode.

CIDDL Cizzles: Recipes + Tech Tools for Faculty

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A Mosaic of Fajitas: CIDDL Cizzles with Chefs Nicole and Izzy Galante

August 11, 2022
Dr. Nicole Galante and her brother, Izzy Galante, have 50 years of combined educational experience and have created Mosaic for instructional design.
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Information Literacy While Wingin’ Kansas City BBQ: CIDDL Cizzles with Chef James Basham

July 7, 2022
Information Literacy While Wingin’ Kansas City BBQ CIDDL Cizzles with Chef James Basham Author: Brian Grace; info@ciddl.org Kicking off Season II of CIDDL Cizzles is our great leader, Dr. James Basham. Dr. Basham is a Professor of special education at the University of Kansas (KU) and Senior…
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Cluckin’ About Virtual Reality and Social Skills

November 22, 2021
Cluckin’ About Virtual Reality and Social Skills CIDDL Cizzles with Chef Sean Smith Author: Samantha Goldman Dr. Sean Smith, Professor in special education at the University of Kansas (KU), and his son Nolan, a freshman at KU, “cluck” about using virtual reality (VR) for social…

Faculty and EdTech Learning Opportunities

July 20th, 2022 at 11:30 am CST | 12:30 pm EST

How are you preparing your teacher candidates for better serving students with diverse learning needs in inclusive education settings when they enter the profession? Have you applied and modeled the use of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in your preparation programs as a way to support learner variability? Join CIDDL as they invite Dr. Stephanie Craig and Ann Kaufman from Marietta College to discuss how they prepare pre-service teachers for UDL implementation, map UDL into their curriculum, and engage in an interactive Q&A session that will answer all your questions. This insightful conversation will be facilitated by Dr. Tara Courchaine from CAST and will leave you with useful resources and tools for preparing pre-service teachers for UDL. Learn more and register for free.

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Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about CIDDL or have questions about our work, please feel free to reach out. We would love to connect with you!