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Education -- Curriculum development

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This resource was written by Sheryl Burgstahler, the founder of the DO-IT Center at University of Washington, and includes 20 tips on creating and teaching accessible online courses. Nine tips cover accessible technology and focus on course web pages, documents, images, and videos. Eleven tips cover instructional methods. This resource also...
This toolkit, made available by BCcampus, is on online and open access textbook that provides "resources for each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant to create a truly open textbook - one that is free and accessible for all students." The book is organized into two main...
This learning module was developed by Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) at Cast, Inc., and was designed to help instructors develop skills in creating documents that are accessible for persons with various disabilities. Topics covered include: adding alternative text to images and other media, making documents easy to navigate, checking for...
This website, made available by the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA), provides "strategies and resources for making science accessible for all students, including those with disabilities." The resources on this page are organized into the following topics: Physical Disabilities, Cognitive Disabilities, and General. Each category is...
This grant, provided by Teach Access, is awarded to full-time, part-time, adjunct faculty, or instructional staff to promote the creation and delivery of accessible college curricula at US-based community colleges and four-year universities. Awards of $5,000 each will be given directly to faculty to develop modules, presentations, exercises or...
This catalog includes a number of supporting resources for teaching accessibility. The catalog was compiled by Teach Access and is intended for teachers of computer science and related ICT (information and communications technology) disciplines. The resources are organized into the following categories: Curriculum - Early; Curriculum - Senior;...
This 4-page resource, from the National Deaf Center, summarizes research and resources related to the Common Core State Standards for teachers of deaf students. Information about the Common Core State Standards and how these standards affect what deaf students are expected to learn resources is provided. The ways these standards affect how deaf...
This resource from the TIES Center provides a tool that helps educators make instruction more inclusive for all, especially students with cognitive disabilities. The 5-15-45 tool provides three different timeframes to collaboratively plan for instruction both in-person and remotely. In the 5 minutes timeframe, educators identify the most important...
This UDL On Campus webpage provides information on blended courses. "This resource explains how combining face-to-face sessions, synchronous sessions, and asynchronous spaces can be designed using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines to be engaging and inclusive of the diverse learners." Information about planning a blended course, a...
This webpage provides resources for developing a syllabus that follows the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. UDL is "an educational framework that guides the design of learning goals, materials, methods, and assessments as well as the policies surrounding these curricular elements with the diversity of learners in mind." A syllabus...