Syrup is actively poured over a large stack of pancakes on a white plate. A glass of orange juice sits in the background.

Chef Dave Merves: Pancakes and Program Evaluation

In our newest CIDDL Cizzles, Dave Merves discusses what pancakes and program evaluation have in common. Dr. Dave Merves has been in education for the past 16 years as a program evaluator for educational technology grants. His first career was as an internationally classically trained chef specializing in pastries.
The Jagged Profile Visualizing Learner Variability. LearningKey: Unlocking Learner Potential

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?”
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Using CIDDL’s Resources in Your Personnel Preparation Courses

Within CIDDL, there are many resources that may help you provide background knowledge to your students in courses studying Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Assistive Technology (AT), Educational Technology, and overall integration of technology into classrooms.
A sheetpan is spread with colorful veggies and cut up chicken breasts.

Feature Matching and Sheet Pan Chicken with Chef Michelle Patterson

In our newest CIDDL Cizzles, Michelle Patterson discusses assistive technology and the importance of feature matching to ensure student success. Michelle has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida in the Department of Exceptional Student Education and previously served as a Technology Resource Specialist as part of a Florida statewide discretionary project to meet the needs of K12 students with disabilities through the implementation of UDL, Assistive Technology, and Accessible Educational Materials.
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Learning About Educational Technology Through Student Voice in Personnel Preparation

Bringing student voice into the professional preparation classroom starts with simply offering the opportunity to share. Provides a means to gather thoughts from your students about what they have experienced in their lives growing up with technology, their lives as learners, and even their early lives as pre-service professionals.
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Counting Down from Five: Answers and Questions for Starting Special Education Teachers

In our latest webinar, Dr. Tara Courchaine facilitates a conversation with three state and district leaders regarding both what special educators should know about technology as it relates to their future classrooms, and what questions they should ask their school sites to ensure they are a good match.