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Connect Beliefs: UDL and Inclusive Early Childhood Education

Connect Beliefs: Universal Design for Learning and Inclusive Early Childhood Education Author: Tahnee Wilder Preparing qualified future early childhood educators includes planning for variability in the support needs of young children and their families. The framework of Universal Design for…
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Supporting Learner Variability-UDL Application and Implication for Teacher Preparation

Supporting Learner Variability: Universal Design for Learning Application and Implication for Teacher Preparation Author: Ling Zhang Preparing future educators (e.g., teachers, early childhood interventionists, related service personnel, etc.) to meet the diverse needs of struggling students and those with identified…
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Current State of Affairs: Technology in Preparation Programs

Current State of Affairs: Technology in Preparation Programs Despite innovations in digital technology and instructional design, tools to improve student engagement, and opportunities for digital learning, multiple decades of research in educator preparation and personnel development have identified the lack…
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AI Episode 3: Implications for Thought Leaders and Policy Developers

AI Episode 3: Implications for Thought Leaders and Policy Developers Author: Matthew Marino In Episode 1 and Episode 2, we briefly described Artificial Intelligence in education and discussed how an AI teaching assistant looks like. To continue the conversation, what will the future…