EXAMPLES RESOURCES Suggestions from Early Childhood Instructors’ Wiki Suggestions from us for Further InformationCourse CurriculumA statistics professor at New Hampshire Community Technical College began his • Developing an Inclusive Curric. http://z.umn.edu/ukinclusivecourse by asking students name their interests. He then incorporated the • Creating an Inclusive Campus: http://z.umn.edu/3h8interests into the statistical data sets he used in class. Students reported beingmore interested in the class and better able to understand how information theylearned applied to their profession.InstructionA family studies professor at the University of Vermont teaching a large lecture • Preparing Future Faculty portal: http://z.umn.edu/ida8101class used to lecture for an hour but noticed that after 20 minutes students’ eyes • Improving web access for learning: http://webaim.org/look dazed and they stopped taking notes. When the mid-term exam scores were • Accessible PowerPoints: http://z.umn.edu/3h9not great he decided to begin providing the class with an outline of session • Connecting: http://z.umn.edu/findingcommongroundconcepts & content. Also, students broke into groups to discuss a particular • Merlot on UCD: http://z.umn.edu/udmerlotproblem and then report to the entire class. This strategy increased the level ofengagement in class. Using an MP3 player to audio, he recorded lectures, andafter class put the audio file on the website for students to download. As a resultof this technique, students were better prepared to participate in class.AssessmentAn education professor at Rhode Island College recognized the diverse learning • Accessible Assessments: http://z.umn.edu/assmtstyles in her classroom and decided that a typical final exam would not • Universal Design for Testing: http://z.umn.edu/3haaccurately reflect what students had learned. So, she gave them a choice: take • Universal Design for Assessment: http://z.umn.edu/3hbthe final exam or develop a website in groups of 3 using wikis to reflect what they • Writing & Multilingual Students: http://z.umn.edu/multilingualhad learned in the class. 65% of the students chose to develop a website, whichthey still refer to that site as a resource and she has used it as a resources insubsequent classes.EnvironmentA nursing professor at the UMassachusetts-Boston assigned a small classroom • Multicultural Learning/Teaching: http://z.umn.edu/islandswith rows of chairs does not like the arrangement because it does not permit her • Universal Design for Instruction: http://udi.uconn.edu/to freely interact with all students. So, she arrives in the classroom a half an hourearly to rearrange the chairs into a large circle, equalizing the learningenvironment for all. Students not only take a more active role in the conversationduring the class, but also arrive early to help her with the chairs & speak to herabout their work.