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The S3 Summer Study Sessions: Virtual Writing Group for Doc Students are in full swing! CIDDL is holding the writing group every Tuesday (from 11 am - 12:30 pm CST) and Thursday (from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm CST), with our first session on May 14 and our last session on August 15. We will gather to work on writing, be in dissertations, manuscripts, or class papers, on Zoom, and will use our breaks to share about our research, talk about new and emerging technologies, and take some time to relax and stretch.

This writing group is open to all doctoral students interested in integrating technology into special education, early intervention, and related services personnel preparation and leadership personnel preparation programs. For more information and to RSVP for the Zoom link, head over to the Doc Student Area in our community: community.ciddl.org

Artificial Intelligence Blog Series

Understanding the AI in Your Classroom

By Samantha Goldman | May 6, 2024

Prompt Engineering for Teachers Using Generative AI: Brainstorming Activities and Resources

By Yerin Seung | April 29, 2024

CIDDList: Exploring GPTs Available with ChatGPT Plus

By Samantha Goldman | April 22, 2024

Emerging Trends in Special Education Technology: A Doctoral Scholar Symposium

By Yerin Seung | February 29, 2024

Answers to Your AI Questions: A Conversation with Yacine Tazi

By info@ciddl.org | February 28, 2024

Are We There Yet? AI for Statistical Analysis

By info@ciddl.org | February 14, 2024

Image Generating AI and Implications for Teacher Preparation

By Samantha Goldman | January 24, 2024

Revolutionizing Mathematics Education in K-12 with AI: The Role of ChatGPT

By Kenneth Holman | January 15, 2024

Artificial Intelligence in Education 2023: A Year in Review

By Angelica Fulchini | January 3, 2024

Resources for Learning About AI Going Into 2024

By James Basham | December 14, 2023

CIDDL Talks How AI Will Change Special Education at TED

By Samantha Goldman | November 8, 2023

K-12 Generative AI Readiness Checklist

By Samantha Goldman | October 31, 2023

Publishers Respond to Generative AI

By Samantha Goldman | October 11, 2023

AI-integrated Apps for Those with Visual Impairments: Camera-Based Identifiers and Readers

By Yerin Seung | September 27, 2023

UNESCO Discusses Artificial Intelligence

By Samantha Goldman | September 19, 2023

Cracking the Code: Students with Disabilities in the Computer Sciences 

By Nick Hoekstra | August 29, 2023

CIDDList: Back-to-School Checklist for Technology in Teacher Preparation Courses

By Samantha Goldman | August 21, 2023

Empowering Special Education Faculty: Navigating the AI Landscape in Higher Education for 2023-2024.

By James Basham | August 11, 2023

Embracing the Future: How Teachers Can Harness AI at the Beginning of the School Year

By Angelica Fulchini | July 19, 2023

UDL, Design Learning, and Personalized Learning

By Samantha Goldman | July 10, 2023

There’s An AI for That: A Site Dedicated to Curating AIs

By Samantha Goldman | July 10, 2023

ChatGPT, AIs, and the IEP?

By Samantha Goldman | June 26, 2023

Apple Enters the AR/VR/MR/XR Scene

By Samantha Goldman | June 6, 2023

Foundations for AI and the Future of Teaching and Learning from the US Department of Educational Technology

By Samantha Goldman | June 5, 2023

Mixed Reality Simulations, Personalized Learning, AI, and the Future of Education with Dr. Chris Dede

By Samantha Goldman | May 16, 2023

Inclusive Intelligence: The Impact of AI on Education for All Learners

Released this spring!

The Center for Innovation, Design, and Digital Learning (CIDDL) team, with the help of our colleagues across the nation, explores the multifaceted applications of AI in education and special education, underscoring its transformative capabilities while addressing the unique challenges of students with disabilities and other diverse learning needs. We hope this document will initiate conversations around AI in education.

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Latest Posts from CIDDL

CIDDList: Podcasts for Your Summer Listen List

By Samantha Goldman | May 20, 2024
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The 2023-2024 academic year is ending. For some, this means hours in the car on road trips. For others, it means relaxing by the pool. And, others might be teaching summer courses. Regardless of how you are spending your summer months, this CIDDLlist is dedicated to providing you with podcasts you can listen to as you (1) catch up on professional learning, (2) forward planning for your future courses (check out this blog on how you can use podcasts as course “readings”), and (3) learn more about fringe interests.

S3 Summer Study Sessions: Virtual Writing Group for Doc Students

By Samantha Goldman | May 13, 2024
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CIDDL is excited to launch the first of several collaborative event series we have planned for this summer! Starting Tuesday, May 14, CIDDL will host a Pomodoro-Style writing group for doctoral students in special education and technology.

Understanding the AI in Your Classroom

By Samantha Goldman | May 6, 2024
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Classrooms, schools, and districts have been using AI support for years. A recent EdWeek article pointed out something very relevant: many teachers using AI may not be aware that they are using it. Thus, this blog aims to define AI and explore the various categories within the general umbrella term. Additionally, we will share common classroom tools that fit into each category.

CIDDL Cizzles: Watch Our Latest Episodes

Chef Ruth Ziolkowski: Choices of Quiches and Literacy Toolbars

May 23, 2023
In our most recent CIZZLE, Ruth Ziolkowski from TextHelp and Don Johnston shared about the Literacy Toolbars designed to support learners with reading and writing support needs. Though supports, like read aloud, are becoming more common on publisher’s platforms, the benefit to toolbars, Ruth shares, is that they are always there, regardless of the platform. She compared this to always knowing where your measuring cups are in your kitchen.

Chef Tiffanie Zaugg: Banana Cream Pie and AI

May 5, 2023
Tara Mason is an assistant professor of inclusive education at Western Colorado University. She uses a strengths-based student learning framework to investigate Universal Design for Learning (UDL), technology, and accessibility. She kicked off CIDDL Cizzles Season 3 with her family gumbo recipe! She discussed proactive teaching, UDL, and progress monitoring in this week’s Cizzle.

Chef Tara Mason: Gumbo and UDL & AT as an Approach to Assessing Learning Needs

April 5, 2023
Tara Mason is an assistant professor of inclusive education at Western Colorado University. She uses a strengths-based student learning framework to investigate Universal Design for Learning (UDL), technology, and accessibility. She kicked off CIDDL Cizzles Season 3 with her family gumbo recipe! She discussed proactive teaching, UDL, and progress monitoring in this week’s Cizzle.

Chef Dr. Allison Leggett: Cizzling Corn Cakes and Distributive Ledgers

February 1, 2023
Dr. Allison Leggett, who oversees the teacher preparation program at the University of California, Los Angeles Extension, and her sous chef, Edrick Leggett joined CIDDL’s Christine Parsons in the CIDDL Cizzle’s kitchen to discuss distributive ledgers and make her grandmother’s Southern Corn Cakes.

Chef Bryan Dean: Mother Sauces and Technology Evaluation

December 2, 2022
Season 2 CIDDL Cizzles gets saucy as Bryan Dean connects universal ‘Mother Sauces” to technology evaluation. Starting with a simple 1:1 roux of starch (all-purpose flour) and a fat (butter), Bryan creates four mother sauces to be used as the base for a wide variety of meals.
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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.

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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!

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Faculty and EdTech Learning Opportunities

Check out these great opportunities from CIDDL and its growing partner list to network with others and learn all things EdTech.

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We Want to Hear From You!

CIDDL is seeking input from PreK12 and higher education professionals on how to advance effective uses of technology in higher education preparation programs across the nation. Please share your insights and inform the CIDDL work by taking a quick 10-minute needs assessment survey. Click here to take the survey

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