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Thursday, April 26 • 3:20pm - 3:40pm
Planning K-8 computer science instruction through the UDL framework

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This presentation highlights findings from a National Science Foundation STEM+C study that examines instructional strategies that support students with disabilities and other struggling learners through (1) Universal Design for Learning (UDL), (2) balancing explicit instruction and open inquiry CS activities, and (3) promoting student collaboration. The main focus of this presentation is on how teachers implemented the UDL framework within K-8 computer science (CS) activities, including challenges and promising practices. Additionally, implications for practice and future research directions will be shared.

Speakers
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Dr. Maya Israel

Maya Israel, Ph.D. is an associate professor of special education at the University of Illinois and research director of the Creative Technology Research lab. She researches ways of supporting students with disabilities and other struggling learners’ meaningful engagement in STEM... Read More →
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Todd Lash

Todd Lash, MSEd. is a doctoral student in the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois and a research assistant at the Creative Technology Research Lab.  His research interests include helping to create equitable, engaging and inclusive computer science and computational... Read More →


Thursday April 26, 2018 3:20pm - 3:40pm
Universal Center