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Education is changing. Increased availability and implementation of technology has caused a shift in how people perceive time spent learning inside and outside of school.

Educators everywhere are implementing new principles and practices which are re-imagining what it means to go to school. These changes have implications for students with disabilities.

Learn about eight of these innovative changes and how you can utilize them to improve educational experiences for all students.

The eight trends discussed include:

  1. A Growth Mindset
  2. Universal Design for Learning & Personalized Learning
  3. Project Based Learning
  4. Open Educational Resources
  5. The Maker Movement
  6. Bring Your Own Technology & One To One Initiatives
  7. Coding & Computer Science Standards, and
  8. Cultural Proficiency and Culturally Responsive Teaching.


States approved for CEU: CA

Number of hours: 1.0

Instructional Level: Introductory


Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify three trends in contemporary education and discuss the implications for students with disabilities.
  2. Describe the three pillars of Universal Design for Learning.
  3. Describe at least one benefit of using language to support a Growth Mindset, Project Based Learning, Open Educational Resources, The Maker Movement, Bring Your Own Technology & One To One Initiatives, Coding & Computer Science Standards, and Cultural Proficiency and Culturally Responsive Teaching.



5 minutes—Introductions and Disclosures

5 minutes – Growth Mindset

10 minutes – UDL & PL

10 minutes – PBL

5 minutes – OER

5 minutes – The Maker Movement

5 minutes – BYOT & 1:1

5 minutes – Coding & Computer Science

5 minutes – Cultural Proficiency & Culturally Responsive Teaching

5 minutes—Conclusion and Wrap-Up


Financial/Non-financial Disclosures:

All presenters receive income from course library purchases at XceptionalED.


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  3. To obtain a Course Certificate
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  5. Achieve 80% on the Quiz
  6. Click on “Finish Course”

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