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C is for Collaboration

C is for Collaboration The CEEDAR Center staff has been working diligently to establish a national presence for those interested in educator professional learning, accountability, and reform related to educating students with disabilities. To fulfill the CEEDAR mission, we intend to provide direct leadership and coordination support to TA participants while increasing impact through strategic […]

Excellent Teachers for Each and Every Child

Excellent Teachers for Each and Every Child A Guide for State Policy AACTE, a CEEDAR partner, released a guide on December 3, 2013, recommending policies around teacher quality based on research and effective state models for developing and sustaining a high-quality teaching workforce. The guide encourages a systems view of education, including factors that affect […]

December Spotlight: Dr. Louis Danielson

December Spotlight: Dr. Louis Danielson 12/14/13 by CEEDAR Staff If you’re reading Dr. Louis Danielson’s curriculum vitae, you may be surprised to learn that this national leader in special education, now at AIR (American Institutes for Research), was once a chemistry major.  Graduating from Thiel College in Pennsylvania, Lou was unsure of what he wanted […]

CEEDAR in Bozeman, Montana

Nov. 4, 2013 Recently, Erica McCray, Center Co-Director and Meg Kamman, Project Coordinator, traveled to beautiful Bozeman Montana to participate in the Montana Higher Education Consortium semi-annual meeting. Faculty members from seven institutions of higher education, and leaders from the Office of Public Instruction spent the day completing a needs assessment and determining priorities. The […]

CEEDAR Spotlight: Dr. Suzanne Robinson

CEEDAR Spotlight: Dr. Suzanne Robinson Nov. 5, 2013 Dr. Suzanne Robinson is driven by an intense curiosity. Although she recalls teaching her dolls in a mock-classroom in her basement at age 4, she wasn’t always sure that research was going to be her life’s work. Her passion for educating teachers developed out of curiosity. While […]

Putting the “Tech” in Technical Assistance

November 5th, 2013 The products and services provided by a national technical assistance center relies heavily on technology and the ability to collaborate meaningfully across great distances. In the first several months of the CEEDAR Center’s existence, the leadership team has worked closely with John Donaldson, Director of Technology Operations to conceptualize and develop the […]

October Spotlight: Lynn Holdheide

By: CEEDAR Center Staff October 2, 2013 Lynn Holdheide considers herself very fortunate to be involved in her current line of work. Her experience in school districts, state education agencies, and university positions allow her to see the complex, multi-faceted issues faced in education today from varying perspectives.  In her current role as a Senior […]

Scientifically Based Reading Instruction

Hear Holly give a short explanation of Disciplinary Literacy here. Literacy, and the foundational skills it encompasses, is critical to college and career readiness. The CEEDAR Center is committed to ensuring that teachers and leaders prepare students, particularly students with disabilities, for college and career readiness. One of the knowledge development tools that will be […]

September Spotlight: Dr. Meg Kamman

Sep. 4, 2013 If you ask young children what they want to be when they grow up, you will get a smorgasbord of interesting and sometimes humorous responses. Typical responses include, astronaut, ballerina, superhero, or firefighter.  Meg Kamman was much more focused in her thinking: “I knew I wanted to be a teacher since first […]

Universal Design for Learning

Sep. 3, 2013 Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an instructional framework for curriculum development and planning born out of architecture and universal design of spaces and environments for inherent accessibility. UDL, according to Maya Israel (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), is a way of building and delivering content proactively to ensure that we meet the […]

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