UD on the beach

Cs on beachIt’s that time of year when we longingly reach for the relief of summer…long warm days that draw us to the out of doors – lazy days of hammock swinging mixed in with more ambitious adventures of hiking, camping, boating, swimming, biking, and…err…well… learning! As much as we protect our summer vacations from the intrusion of the demands of our profession, it can be an ideal time to stop, focus, and reflect on our practice.

Sooo…I’m self-pitching my course, Teaching and Learning through Universal Design. It’s offered by USM’s Professional Development Center for graduate credit during the week of July 14 – 18. It’s customized for the MLTI and focuses on the development of a unit that will be taught during the 2008-09 school year – from objectives to essential questions to alignment with assessment. Throughout every stage is the critical consideration of how universal design informs teaching and learning: differentiation, usability, accessibility, and appropriate and effective integration of MLTI and other educational technologies, including Web 2.0 tools.

I often hear from teachers who are looking for meaningful ways to integrate their MLTI laptops into their teaching – not simply learn an application at a time. This course is designed to do just that. Come on over to USM during the week of July 14 – better yet, bring a colleague with you!

Check out the syllabus posted here and please contact me with questions. If you wish to register, visit http://www.usm.maine.edu/pdc/epc502.htm

EPC 502 Syllabus as PDF

EPC 502 Syllabus as TXT

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  1. […] a reminder that I’m offering a graduate credit course through USM the week of July 14. To learn about […]

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