• Universal Design for Learning (Part 5): Action and Expression Strategies
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    Universal Design for Learning (Part 5): Action and Expression Strategies

    Universal Design for Learning or UDL is a design framework that instructors can use to reduce barriers students face in the classroom and increase access to opportunities to succeed. We can implement UDL in our classrooms through three guidelines: engagement, representation, and action and expression. In this video, you will develop ways to integrate multiple means of action and expression, which give learners diverse ways to express how they understand course content and develop course skills as a result of course experiences. By providing a number of ways for students to demonstrate their knowledge, you can help them more fully obtain course outcomes. While this principle can be implemented in…

  • Bystander Intervention: The Friend
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    Bystander Intervention: The Friend

    So excited for this party. Yeah, I guess it’ll be okay. Wait, hey you guys we have to wait for Nicole. I told her to meet us like right here. Cool Great. Dude, I hope there are hot girls at this. I haven’t been laid in forever. Why? Haven’t been able to seal the deal? No. I’m dying! My balls are going to fall off from neglect. Alright, here’s what I’m going to do. I’m gonna find some chick, I’m going to get her crazy wasted, and then she’ll just let me get it in.

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    Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education

    Bianca Sorbera: Students come from unique lived experiences. That’s why it’s so important for educators to move away from the one size fits all approach to teaching and learning. Universal Design For Learning is a teaching approach that helps educators do just that. Katie Billard: At the heart of Universal Design is the belief that variability is the norm. Rather than design for the average student Universal Design For Learning encourages educators to design their curriculum keeping in mind that all students are unique. Bianca Sorbera: Universal Design For Learning informs educators how to build a strong foundation for learning and ensure that curriculum design is approached in a proactive…

  • 2018 Research Live! People’s Choice – Kelly Clary: Creating Tailored Interventions
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    2018 Research Live! People’s Choice – Kelly Clary: Creating Tailored Interventions

    >>Hi. My name is Kelly Clary. And I am a third-year PhD student in the school of social work. I research ways to reduce drug use among emerging adult veterans, a veteran between the ages of 18 to 29 years old. For today, drug use will include alcohol, marijuana, heroin, cocaine and all other illegal substances. Drug use can lead to many problems such as mental health concerns, health issues, depression, homelessness, suicide, addiction, overdose and even lead to death, many problems which are preventable. Emerging adults, 18 to 29-year-olds, have the highest rates of drug use across age groups. About 15% meet criteria for a diagnosable drug use disorder.…

  • Universal Learning Design: Empowering the Next Generation
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    Universal Learning Design: Empowering the Next Generation

    SO, I DIDN’T DO GOOD IN SCHOOL, LIKE, AT THE BEGINNING. [MUSIC] COLLEGE WAS DIFFICULT FOR ME. IT IS KIND OF HARD TO ADAPT TO THE PEOPLE BECAUSE YOU DON’T SEE THEM EVERY DAY. YOU SEE THEM JUST ONCE IN A WHILE. MY NAME IS STACEY KAYDEN. I’M THE DIRECTOR OF THIS PROGRAM. MY NAME IS KHALIL YASIN. MY NAME IS RUTH. MY NAME IS LUIS HERNANDEZ. MY NAME IS NELSON MALDONADO. I’M A MENTOR/COORDINATOR. WHEN I STARTED COLLEGE, I DIDN’T FEEL THE CONNECTION, SO I DIDN’T DO GOOD IN SCHOOL, LIKE, AT THE BEGINNING. WHEN I FIRST START WALKING AROUND THE COLLEGES, I NEVER FELT LIKE I WAS PART…

  • The Kids Are Not All Right: College Mental Health Needs an Intervention
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    The Kids Are Not All Right: College Mental Health Needs an Intervention

    There’s no legal requirement for schools to provide health or mental health services to their students. Colleges do it because it’s the right thing to do and because it’s prudent. I think there’s a growing understanding and it’s something that we at the Jed Foundation are trying to really make schools aware of that it’s in the school’s and the student’s best interest to provide a really broad array of support services to their students. The more we can keep students on track doing well in school and getting to the graduation line, the better it is for everybody involved. One of the big challenges in providing services is that…