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When Virtual Coaching Go Hand in Hand with Professional Development

When Virtual Coaching Go Hand in Hand with Professional Development Author: James Rujimora; info@ciddl.org Digital Literacy (DL) is a teacher’s ability to integrate and use technology critically, wisely, and meaningfully within a classroom. The National Education Technology Plan (NETP) 2016…
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Collaboration with Families: Bringing Research to Practice

Collaboration with Families: Bringing Research to Practice Author: Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org At our last and final meeting of the CIDDL/CEEDAR Affinity Group, we discussed the importance of considering the family as part of the educational team. Through a facilitated discussion…
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Introducing the Assistive Technology Blog Series

Introducing the Assistive Technology Blog Series Author: Nicholas Jay Hoekstra; info@ciddl.org Two major aims of the Center for Innovation, Design and Digital Learning (CIDDL) include:  Increasing the knowledge, adoption, and use of educational technologies within education, related service, and leadership…
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Strategies and Technologies Supporting for Co-Teaching

Strategies and Technology Supporting for Effective Co-Teaching Author: Nicholas Jay Hoekstra; info@ciddl.org In the March, 2022 CIDDL Research and Practice Brief, we interviewed Dr. Peggy Weiss to discuss strategies and technologies that can be used to support effective co-teaching. Dr.…
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Practice-Based Learning: Practice, Reflection, and Feedback

Practice, Reflection, and Feedback: Practice-Based Learning Author: Ling Zhang; Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org Personnel, related services, and leadership preparation programs usually include a wide range of topics for pre-service educators to learn and practice. Providing pre-service educators with practice-based learning opportunities…
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Introducing Simulations into Teacher Preparation Programs

Introducing Simulations into Teacher Preparation Programs Author: Michelle Patterson; info@ciddl.org In a recent CIDDL  blog, “Integrate Scenario-Based Learning Into Teacher Preparation”, we discussed how teacher candidates developed responses to text- or video-based scenarios with an opportunity to reflect and receive…