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New Article: UDL is the What, Design Thinking is the How

During the summer of 2020, Kara, Rachel and Heidi taught a virtual course on the integration of Design Thinking and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Mathematics classroom teachers and professional development providers in California, who were in the midst of preparing for an uncertain academic year due to COVID, participated in the course. We wrote,… Continue reading New Article: UDL is the What, Design Thinking is the How

“We see ourselves as designers”: Teachers and the role of design

One of our major goals with this course was to help participants see themselves as designers. We strongly believe that educational innovation comes from educators who are given the freedom to creatively innovate. Before and after our summer 2020 virtual course on UDL and Design Thinking, we asked participants to rate their familiarity with the… Continue reading “We see ourselves as designers”: Teachers and the role of design

“It is going to give my work more heart”

Our class this summer was both a professional development opportunity (sponsored by California Partnership for Math and Science Education (CAPSME)) for participants and a research project. We are currently analyzing data from the project, from qualitative analysis of the design process of as experienced by individual Design Teams, to quantitative analysis of pre-post surveys. In… Continue reading “It is going to give my work more heart”

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