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Culturally Responsive Teaching and UDL

Creating educational experiences for our students that integrate Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT), a philosophy of education that centers students’

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UDL and 21st Century Learning

Put simply, “people learn more deeply from words and pictures than from words alone” (Mayer, 2005). Multimedia theory posits the idea that people’s brains more

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Thomas Pfaff: Life is an endurance event and not a sprint. There is no rush to get that perfect job/career at age 22. Explore and be patient about life.

The Focus is You: Thomas Pfaff

Thomas Pfaff, PhD, is a professor of mathematics at Ithaca College. Pfaff’s primary scholarly work includes incorporating sustainability ideas into mathematics courses, where he maintains

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UDL: A Powerful Framework

Increasingly, instructors at the college level are called upon to create classroom learning experiences that can be characterized using terms like academically rigorous, accessible, differentiated,

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