Rob is a local Hobart educator.
He is a guest lecturer and tutor in the Inclusive Practices in Educational Settings unit at UTAS and he is a co-founder of teachinclusive
A few months ago I had a wonderful opportunity to participate in a Summer School at Harvard University in Boston, facilitated by EdTech Teacher ... yes it was fabulous.
One of the key take aways from my recent summer school was the explicit referencing of pedagogy and frameworks that would underpin our learning.
I know I have written about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) before, but it is so critical to me in my everyday teaching practice ... as it recognises and embraces diversity ... that I needed to draw your attention to it again.
The website for UDL is http://www.cast.org/our-work/about-udl.html#.VkwA5FOqqkp
Please ... if you do nothing else, watch the Ted Rose TEDx Talk
(I think it should be mandatory viewing for all in education 😀)
The other framework which was heavily utilised in my learning was the SAMR model which is technology specific. Rather than repeating myself, I will just direct you to a previous blog post. I hope you can see the importance of this model and why I see this as a critical understanding for all in education.
SAMR - Get into the Deep End - Quickly.