Universal Design for Learning, Special Education and the iPad, Spring 2019

Course Number: EDU 5515 C20
Instructor: Clarena Renfrow
Location: Stafford Academic Center, Castleton University
Dates and Times: March 30 – May 31, 2019. Saturday, March 30 in-person at Castleton University from 9:00-3:00 with the remainder of the course in an online environment.
Credits: 1 Graduate Credit
Tuition: $1,000 includes iPad

NOTE: Course payment of $1,000 by check or purchase order, payable to Castleton University, is due at the time of registration. A purchase order number can be entered into the online registration form and the purchase order can be uploaded to the registration form. If paying by check, please mail the check to: Financial & Registration Services, Castleton University, 62 Alumni Drive, Castleton, VT 05753. To help us ensure that your payment is applied to the correct course, PLEASE WRITE “CFS” IN THE CHECK MEMO LINE. Thank you.
NOTE: An iPad delivery cannot be guaranteed by the first class for registrations received after March 15, 2019.

Course Description

iPads, Universal Design for Learning and Special Education is intended to provide educators with the technological skills necessary to employ iPads in a class that fosters learning for all students. iPads are a powerful teaching and learning tool that naturally differentiates learning. You will learn how to set them up, change settings to meet classroom/student needs, and how to find resources and apps. Students will be reading and responding to articles, vetting apps, and learning the principles of UDL. In addition, students will explore apps for behavior issues, communication and academic needs, as well as peripherals that assist students with special needs. The culminating experience of this course will be to create a lesson that enhances learning and accessibility for students (undergrads) or creating an eBook that will be used with a class or particular student that includes all the principles of UDL and is supported by peer-reviewed research. iPads, Universal Design for Learning and Special Education is another course in a series of iPads in the Classroom courses that is intended to provide educators with further expertise using the iPad to facilitate learning for students that will engage and inspire them. This course focuses on exploring iPad accessibility features and UDL methods to meet the needs of all students.

Course Objectives/Goals

This course is designed to meet the following goals: 
1. To create an environment that is accessible to all learners through iPad technology.
2. To provide teachers with exposure and experience in using iPads for teaching and learning.
3. To assist teachers in creating engaging lessons, using appropriate UDL apps, creating teaching materials such as an eBook and using the iPad as the tool for learning.


Required Texts

Resources, Readings and videos will be from online sources.

For additional course information

Clarena Renfrow
(802) 770-8478

For additional registration information

Bethany Sprague
(802) 468-1325

Register online now!