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Welcome to the NEW Teaching and Pedagogy page.  This page is set up with carefully curated resources on best practices in teaching and pedagogy. Our first resources are focused on Universal Design in Learning to help you understand what it is and how to make remote teaching accessible for all learners. 

If you know of additional materials and resources that other faculty members might find useful, feel free to send them to CELT@cambridgecollege.edu 

   Equity & Access

Equity in Remote Learning

  • Read a statement from Vera Dimoplon, Cambridge College Assistant Dean of Students on a few best practices for maintaining ADA compliance in remote learning. Click here>>
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education article: "8 ways to be more inclusive in your ZOOM teaching." Click here to read that>>
  • Read an excellent article on the differences between remote and online learning. It also includes tips for making remote learning equitable. Click here>>
  • Read an article from Landmark College on best practices for remote learning with embedded accessibility links. Click here>>

Equity Advocacy Resources

  • To watch an amazing TED talk "Being Rachetdemic" by Columbia University Professor and author of For White Folks who Teach in the Hood, Christopher Emdin (14:18) click here>>
  • To watch another amazing TED talk by Harvard Assistant Professor, Dr. Anthony Jack, author of The Privileged Poor (12:42) click here>>
  • To watch an Innovative Educators webinar called "Addressing Implicit Bias & Microaggressions To Create An Inclusive Classroom & Campus Community," (1:05:47) click here>>

All Cambridge College faculty and staff can access our institutional subscription to Innovative Educators' live and recorded webinars:

To access live webinars: 

  • Register for the webinar you like and enter the discount code Cambridgecollege19 at checkout to null the cost. 

 To access the digital library Go2Knowledge: 

  • You can access the digital library by clicking here>> 

  • Register for an account with your @go.cambridgecollege.edu or @cambridgecollge.edu email 

Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning [UDL] is a research-based teaching framework drawing from the fields of neuroscience, the learning sciences, and cognitive psychology. It emphasizes providing learners with choices. In a course built around the principles of UDL, instructors provide multiple means of engaging learners and representing content, and they allow students multiple ways to demonstrate their learning.

Here are some ways to learn about UDL:

Here are some guidelines and checklists for UDL:

 ZOOM Remote Teaching Pedagogy 

  • For basic ZOOM resources and training, Visit this page>>
  • To view a Powerpoint on advanced ZOOM features, click here>>
  • to watch a video on advanced ZOOM features, click here>>
  • To view a Powerpoint on ZOOM for teaching, click here>> topics covered:
    • Using ZOOM for conferencing or one-to-one support. Using waiting room.
    • Using ZOOM for recording and lecture capture
    • Incorporating students into class by ZOOM
    • ZOOM-only classes 

 

 

 Understanding by Design

 

 

The Understanding by Design® framework (UbD™ framework) offers a planning process and structure to guide curriculum, assessment, and instruction. Its two key ideas are contained in the title: 1) focus on teaching and assessing for understanding and learning transfer, and 2) design curriculum “backward” from those ends.1

Here are some ways to learn about UbD:

Here are some UbD resources:

1McTighe, J., & Wiggins, G. (2012). Understanding by Design framework. ASCD.  https://www.ascd.org/ASCD/pdf/siteASCD/publications/UbD_WhitePaper0312.pdf