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Enhancing Instruction and Empowering Educators with AI Tools and Technology

The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education is rapidly gaining momentum and has the potential to revolutionize the way teachers and educational professionals guide student learning. While the critical presence of teachers is undoubtedly irreplaceable, AI is set to bring about significant changes to the roles and responsibilities of educators, as well as to educational best practices. From providing personalized learning experiences to automating administrative tasks and grading, AI has the potential to greatly assist educators in their efforts to educate the next generation.
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Staying Relevant: Using Social Media to Address Current Issues in Teacher Preparation

Social media has made access to the voices of differently able individuals readily available, and they are constantly discussing perspectives and events that affect their lives. Open discussions about current issues may help pre-service teachers gain confidence in having difficult conversations about and with the students they serve.
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Hashtags, Social Media, and UDL in Teacher Preparation

Student choice is an important aspect of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), which is often hard to provide when you are trying to find resources that relate to your course goals. If you want all your students to receive the same background information, how can you give choice?
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Using the Interactive Jagged Profile Tool to Understand Learner Variability

Teacher educators can guide preservice teachers through the connection between learner variability and instructional design decisions. “Look at how different your profiles appear from one another- what could I do as your professor with this in mind?”