Published:June 4, 2010
Please share the following opportunity with interested colleagues.
The MLTI Team
Cynthia Curry is teaching a 3-credit in-service graduate course through USM, Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) 101. Completion qualifies toward Maine Special Education Certification. This is a 5-week online course, delivered with both synchronous and asynchronous components.
For complete information on the course, specific dates and a link to registration, please visit:
USM Site: http://usm.maine.edu/cehd/pdc/summer/eps527.htm
/> Maine AIM Site: http://aim.mainecite.org/aim101.html
The purpose of this course is to equip participants with knowledge and understanding of: the barriers presented by traditional print instructional materials; the importance of flexible and accessible learning resources; pertinent Special Education and Civil Rights legislation; Copyright Law; national, state, and local systems of materials acquisition, and classroom use.
Within the framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), the course focus is on customizing materials to address individual differences following three core principles:
• multiple means of representation to give learners various ways of acquiring information and knowledge
• multiple means of expression to provide learners alternatives for demonstrating what they know
• multiple means of engagement to tap into learners' interests, challenge them appropriately, and motivate them to learn
Participants will develop a unit of instruction or other relevant professional product that demonstrates the principles of UDL and the integration of AIM.