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When Virtual Coaching Go Hand in Hand with Professional Development

By info@ciddl.org | May 24, 2022
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

By Samantha Goldman | April 20, 2022
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

By Nick Hoekstra | April 7, 2022
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

By Nick Hoekstra | April 5, 2022
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

By Ling Zhang | March 24, 2022
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

By Michelle Patterson | March 17, 2022
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…
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Supporting Educator Use of Game-Based Learning Environments

By info@ciddl.org | March 15, 2022
Supporting Educator Use of Game-Based Learning Environments Author: Kenneth Holman Pre-service teachers will benefit from utilizing alternative instructional techniques to enhance learning for students. Have you thought about using game-based learning to enhance your student’s understanding of content? To understand…
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Coaching Tech Integration: Implications for Teacher Preparation

By info@ciddl.org | February 15, 2022
Coaching Tech Integration: Implications for Teacher Preparation Author: James Rujimora Teacher preparation faculty, school personnel, and school administrators are looking for effective ways to develop capacity and build technology skills of teachers to meet their student needs. One potential solution…
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Integrate Scenario-Based Learning into Teacher Preparation

By info@ciddl.org | February 10, 2022
Integrate Scenario-Based Learning into Teacher Preparation Author: Ling Zhang; Samantha Goldman What is scenario-based learning? Scenario-based learning (SBL) is a widely used instructional design strategy that uses real-life scenarios or cases to support active, immersive, and authentic learning experiences for…
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Choose the right technology: Sometimes the oldies are goodies!

By info@ciddl.org | January 26, 2022
Choose the right technology: Sometimes the oldies are goodies! Author: Kenneth Holman Although educators might not think of items without circuits and chips as technology, we cannot forget about no-tech and low-tech devices available to us.  Educators are tasked to…