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SIP 1.12: Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Two blind students doing chemistry with accessible equipment

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Given the tremendous diversity of students at MSU Denver, using only in-class, written tests to assess all students doesn’t allow us to truly measure what students have learned; instead, we sometimes end up simply testing their ability to take exams. Take a SIP of this: Universal Design for Learning …

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11.8 Designing Group Work with Universal Design for Learning

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice?   There are many great arguments for using group work in your classes, either as an instructional strategy in class or as a component of formal graded assignments. In her book Learning to Collaborate, Collaborating to Learn: Engaging Students in the Classroom and Online, Janet Salmons reviews the research …

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SIP 10.11 Supporting Learning in Students with Autism: Strategies that Benefit all Students

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? We acknowledge that some individuals prefer being addressed as “autistic”, and others prefer “person with autism”. In this article, we use person-first language and not identify-first language. Aaron is a bright 28-year-old with a diagnosis of autism. He wants to be a physicist. He always aces his math and …

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SIP 10.8 Compassion on Campus

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Last week, the SIPsquad dished on the stress and anxiety surrounding working in “crisis mode.”  As a follow-up this week, we would like to consider how to embed compassion into our practice as faculty and staff. Being aware of the distress students and faculty are experiencing and wanting to …

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SIP 8.14 Graphic Syllabus

Thirsty for Strong Instructional Practice? Traditionally syllabi have been brief outlines that listed the scope and sequence of course topics, readings and assignments. Today however, the syllabus has become a quasi-legal contract between a course instructor and the students exacting in grueling detail the rules, regulations, and expectations for class – from policies on laptop …

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SIP 8.8 Fostering Success among Students Involved with the Criminal Justice System

Fostering Success among Students Involved with the Criminal Justice System   Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Education is the underpinning of an enlightened, democratic society. An effective criminal justice system is equally important in terms of maintaining a safe and equitable society. In a democratic society, people who have been incarcerated or who are …

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SIP 8.10 Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Do you get a little extra animated when talking about new discoveries in your discipline? When the latest issue of your favorite journal shows up in your mailbox or inbox, are you excited to read it? When your favorite scholar is recognized for their work, do you …

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SIP 8.2 Explaining the “Why”

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Remember when you were a teenager and your parents asked you to do something, and you asked why, only to be told, “Because I said so!” Remember how INFURIATING that was? Other than the general teenaged angst factor, the reason that this response was maddening was because it was …

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SIP 7.12 The Difference Between “Methodological Variety” and “Universal Design for Learning”

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Two professors were overheard chatting about their classes:  Professor A:  This semester I am really doing a lot in my classes! Over the course of the semester, all of my students do paired work, group presentations, individual projects, and other fun activities in and out of class.  Professor B:  Cool! This semester, I am using …

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SIP 7.10 Proactive Accessibility

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? How do you feel at the beginning of the semester when you know students are going to give you letters asking for accommodations (accessibility letters)? Do you think about what you will have to change on a day-by-day basis or the extra work you will have to do to …

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