Stephen Vaughn is Area Director at San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and a long time TICAL cadre member. In this episode Steve shares his passion for Universal Design for Learning concepts and his “cautious optimism” for the future of public education in California.
California has launched a major open-source electronic textbook (ebook) initiative which implements Governor Schwarzenegger’s vision of providing free textbooks and digital access to a standards-based curriculum. Rowland Baker had the honor of speaking with the Secretary of Education Dr. Glen Thomas, who helped put this initiative into action for high school math and science courses. In this interview, Dr. Thomas provides an overview of the program and where to find more information.