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SIP 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 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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SIP 6.10 Universal Design for Learning in STEM

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? While many of us who work and teach in the STEM fields think of our disciplines as “neutral” and empirical, there are lots of ways our teaching strategies can either increase or decrease access to the content. Traditional “weed-out” methods of STEM teaching are designed to push struggling students out …

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SIP 6.6 Creating Accessible PowerPoint Presentations

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Whether we are presenting at a conference, reporting to colleagues, pitching a proposal, or teaching classes, we want our PowerPoint presentations to be accessible to everyone. How do we do that? Here’s how… Take a SIP of This: Creating Accessible PowerPoint Presentations   What to do  Why it is …

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SIP 5.14 Multiple Englishes

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Many of our students are new to academia and its ways of speaking and writing. We who have been in it for years are enculturated and the speaking and writing conventions we follow may be invisible to us. But academic discourse may be mysterious and strange to our students. …

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SIP 5.13 Strengths of Students with Dyslexia

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Have you ever read a student’s in-class writing assignment that looks something like this…? The student who wrote this clearly struggles with spelling and handwriting, and at first glance, it is tempting to assume that this is a poor student. However, it is likely that the student who wrote …

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SIP 5.9 Universal Design for Academic Supports

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Each semester, students arrive in our classes with a wide array of different learning strengths and needs. How do we acknowledge this academic diversity from the outset? What does it mean to be proactive versus reactive about students’ academic and non-academic needs? Take a SIP of This: Universal Design …

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SIP 5.8 Project Based Learning

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Opportunities for students to engage in the community and be more self-directed in their learning are important elements of well-rounded curriculum. Yet providing students with a structured opportunity for such can be challenging. Take a SIP of This: Project Based Learning What is Project-Based Learning? Project-Based Learning is a …

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SIP 5.6 Previewing and Summarizing a Lesson

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? It is all too easy to take a look at your syllabus, see what you “have to cover,” couch that in your vast knowledge from many years of graduate school, and have a little panic attack about how much you have to do in so little time. When this …

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