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Emerging Trends in Special Education Technology: A Doctoral Scholar Symposium

On February 27th, 2024, CIDDL hosted a webinar to highlight the innovative work of doctoral students related to emerging trends in special education technology. The invited panelists were Kenneth Holman from the University of Central Florida, Krystle Merry from the University of Arkansas, A.J. Naatz from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Danielle A. Waterfield from the University of Virginia, and Thai Williams from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Each panelist shared their current work related to special education and the impact on teacher and personnel preparation, followed by a Q&A session.

Answers to Your AI Questions: A Conversation with Yacine Tazi

CIDDL has been actively engaged in the conversation around AI and its impact on life, but especially education and personnel preparation. Beyond the conversations of our national center, AI has been the focus of local and national news. The more engrossed our population becomes with AI, the more niche and specialized terminology enter the mainstream vernacular. In this blog post, CIDDL invited Yacine Tazi, a doctoral candidate at the University of Central Florida, to share his insights on questions about AI.
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Are We There Yet? AI for Statistical Analysis

As we start 2024, one of the newest (if not the newest) push in technology is the introduction and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Where and how AI will be used is one of the ongoing questions in both K12 and higher education. More specifically, one question that the CIDDL team is exploring is how AI can and should be used in data analysis.
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Image Generating AI and Implications for Teacher Preparation

The conversation around AI and further technology innovations is a hot topic. The use of generative AI to turn words into images has gained more traction recently. This blog explores the effectiveness, accuracy, and feasibility of using AI to turn text into images.
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Revolutionizing Mathematics Education in K-12 with AI: The Role of ChatGPT

As we advance further into the 21st century, the educational landscape is being reshaped by groundbreaking technologies. Artificial Intelligence (AI), particularly tools like ChatGPT, plays a pivotal role in this transformation, offering new possibilities in teaching and learning. In K-12 mathematics education, these AI tools are not just futuristic concepts but practical aids for educators and students.
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Artificial Intelligence in Education 2023: A Year in Review

As we reflect on the educational landscape of 2023, it is clear Artificial Intelligence (AI) has played a pivotal role in reshaping how we teach and learn. From personalized learning experiences to innovative tools assisting educators, the impact of AI in education has been profound. In this comprehensive year-in-review, we’ll explore the key advancements, challenges, and transformative moments that marked the integration of AI in classrooms worldwide.
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Re-designing and Aligning an Intro to Special Education Class to the UDL Framework through Technology Integration: Minimizing Threats and Distractions

Minimizing threats and distractions falls within the UDL guidelines for engagement. Afterall, how can teacher educators expect their pre-service teachers to engage in lessons if they do not feel safe within the classroom? This checkpoint focuses on meeting the basic needs of learners.
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CIDDL Talks How AI Will Change Special Education at TED

This past week, the CIDDL team joined teacher educators throughout the country at the Council for Exceptional Children’s Teacher Education Division’s conference in Long Beach, California. The topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI), its impact on policy, teacher education, special education, university students and courses, and our everyday lives was a common theme throughout presentations, keynotes, and conversations.