Universal Design for Learning

Stephen Vaughn
Stephen Vaughn

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.

 

The TICAL Connection To follow up , Steve recommends these resources in the TICAL database.

 

On the Cusp of a New Convergence

David Reilly
David Reilly, assistant superintendent,
Sequoia Union High School District

Technology has long promised to usher in a new era of improved learning.  While so far that new era has been an elusive one, perhaps we’re about to get a grip on it.

In this episode, David Reilly describes a new convergence he already sees unfolding his his district.  The key ingredients?  New technology, common core standards, implicit curriculum, and a new, “trans-modern” pedagogy that puts the student center stage and casts the rest of us in supporting roles.

The TICAL Connection: Follow up with these related resources in the TICAL database.

Making Machines that Can Learn

How do you decide what problems to pose to a learning system so it can gradually learn something? According to Cornell researcher Hod Lipson, that’s the nexus of human and machine learning. In this episode, hear about fascinating work being done to design machines that “learn” and what educators might learn about learning from the process.

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