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: Recipes + Tech Tools for Faculty

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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…
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Peachy Keen Ways to Bring iPads into the Classroom

October 11, 2021
Peachy Keen Ways to Bring iPads into the Classroom CIDDL Cizzles with Chef Cassandra Williams Author: Samantha Goldman It’s time to “pour it on thick” as Dr. Cassandra Williams of Louisiana State University Shreveport put it, with regards to supporting our pre-service teachers in using…

Reading Tools that Earn Brownie Points for Accessibility

September 28, 2021
Reading Tools that Earn Brownie Points for Accessibility CIDDL Cizzles with Chef Nicholas Hoekstra Author: Samantha Goldman The CIDDL Cizzle Ctatium welcomed Chef Nicholas Hoekstra, a doctoral student from the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas within the specialization of Instructional Design,…

Faculty and EdTech Learning Opportunities

May 25th, 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.

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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!