Teaching social skills in an authentic yet safe environment is a struggle. However, through the use of VR, educators are able to create a virtual environment that resembles the school community and allows for students with and without disabilities to practice needed skills.
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.
Leading educational policy and professional organizations are continuing to develop and publish guides to the use of Gen AI in K-12 settings and beyond.
We just started our unit on Universal Design for Learning in my Introduction to Special Education class. First, we talked about the idea of Universal Design in architecture.
As higher education faculty preparing pre-service teachers and related service providers, it is our responsibility to ensure access to resources for all.
Intro to Special Education courses within teacher preparation programs are required for a diverse group of future professionals including special education teachers, general education teachers, physical education teachers, speech pathologists, and social workers.
The concept of online teaching was foreign to many K-12 educators prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that brick-and-mortar schools have returned to a status-quo, does that mean that the need to prepare teachers for the online and hybrid environment has passed?
In a previous blog post, we explored ways you could utilize the plethora of resources on the CIDDL website to support pre-service teacher education courses. In this blog post, we will explore how faculty can use the CIDDL resources to increase their own capacity to use technology in their practice.
It’s hard to believe that the Fall 2023 semester is upon us. Last year, we published a series of blogs dedicated to preparing for the fall semester. Knowing that technology is ever changing, we have curated a list to help guide you in your thought process around technology in your teacher preparation program.
The final question guiding our needs assessment was “how can CIDDL be most responsive to their needs?”. To answer this question, data were analyzed from the 77 higher education participants.