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  • Inclusive Instructors Use UDL with Tracie Addy

    Inclusive Instructors Use UDL with Tracie Addy

    In today’s conversation, we take a look at barriers to inclusion, what facilitates student learning, and what creates or hinders a sense of belonging. We also talk about course design, inclusive syllabi, how to engage students, and how to create inclusive assessments. Dr. Addy has provided quite a few resources besides her book that can…

  • Ultimate Collection of Go-to Faculty Resources with Danielle Hinton

    Ultimate Collection of Go-to Faculty Resources with Danielle Hinton

    In today’s conversation, we talk about these fantastic resources Danielle has curated and what they can do for you. We also discuss what it’s like to be an educational or faculty developer.

  • Teaching Interculturally with Irene Theodoropoulou

    Teaching Interculturally with Irene Theodoropoulou

    Irene Theodoropoulou is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at Qatar University and a Visiting Associate Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University in Qatar. This conversation is filled with ancient wisdom for modern problems and illustrates practical ways to apply UDL principles in culturally diverse classrooms. We talk about language, linguistics, varying format and content (and…

  • New Paradigms in Course Design with Lee Skallerup Bessette

    New Paradigms in Course Design with Lee Skallerup Bessette

    Dr. Lee Skallerup Bessette is the Assistant Director for Digital Learning at CNDLS, the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship at Georgetown University. She also co-hosts the podcast “All The Things ADHD” and is an active presence on Twitter as @ReadyWriting. In fact, one of Lee’s Twitter threads prompted this conversation about assumptions…

  • Culturally Responsive Choices with Courtney Plotts

    Culturally Responsive Choices with Courtney Plotts

    Today we talk about the intersection of Universal Design for Learning and Culturally Responsive Teaching, how to create a culturally inclusive environment both in person and online, the difference between collaboration and cooperation, invitational teaching, and the “Dos and Don’ts” of starting your journey in Culturally Responsive Teaching.

  • Teach to Reach with Mary Ann Tobin

    Teach to Reach with Mary Ann Tobin

    Today’s conversation takes us into a discussion about how to “sell” UDL to faculty, administration, and others on campus, how to present UDL if you want to get university buy-in, who to befriend, and why and how this might be beneficial to your faculty and your school as a whole. Along the way, we talk…

  • Mindful Technology with Jenae Cohn

    Mindful Technology with Jenae Cohn

    In this episode, Jenae and I talk about using technology in the classroom and outside the classroom. What choices should we make for ourselves? And what choices can we give our students? This thoughtful conversation will help you think about the ways that tech can help you and your students more fully engage with materials…

  • Professors at Play with Lisa Forbes and David Thomas

    Professors at Play with Lisa Forbes and David Thomas

    In today’s episode, I talk with Lisa and David about how we as instructors can infuse play and playfulness into our college courses and what benefits this might bring. This leads us to discuss creating communities of trust and building relationships with students, what skills are learned through play, and how vulnerability, laughter, joy, novelty,…

  • Reflection Makes the Implicit Explicit with Erik Blair

    Reflection Makes the Implicit Explicit with Erik Blair

    In today’s conversation, we discuss what reflection-based activities are, how to incorporate reflection activities into your classes, what different kinds of reflection activities there are, and what might work in different circumstances. We also talk about the benefit of incorporating reflection-based activities for students and instructors alike.

  • Relational Cultural Theory and UDL with Harriet Schwartz

    Relational Cultural Theory and UDL with Harriet Schwartz

    As the episode title implies, we will be talking about RCT, or Relational Cultural Theory, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). We discuss several ways instructors can engage students through the lens of Relational Cultural Theory, and that leads us into a discussion about authenticity. We also talk about the role the instructor-student relationship plays…

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