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Memory

Memory

Without our memories it would be incredibly difficult to learn new things, to learn a language, or to develop relationships. So how do memories work, and how can you help students to improve their recall? Read More

Is Drinking Festive or Not?

Is Drinking Festive or Not?

The upcoming holiday season is approaching which is a time to celebrate and spend time with family and friends. It can also be a time when overuse of alcohol or other drugs may occur. Read on for more information, including what to do if you, a loved one, or a student is struggling with overuse. Read More

One Teacher’s Experience with UDL Training

One Teacher’s Experience with UDL Training

PANDA’S FREE Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Training is now open for registration! But you'd better hurry, as there is a limit of 30 participants! Read on to find out about one teacher’s UDL experience, and get registered for the training today. Read More

PANDA’s FREE Universal Design for Learning Training

PANDA’s FREE Universal Design for Learning Training

It’s that time of year again! Please join us for PANDA’s upcoming free Universal Design for Learning (UDL) training. This training can be taken at your own pace during the month of January 2023, and you can earn 16 CEUs! Based on scientific insights into how humans learn, UDL is an approach that minimizes barriers and maximizes learning for all students. Read More

Announcing NEW PANDA Website Links and Comments/Suggestions Form!

Announcing NEW PANDA Website Links and Comments/Suggestions Form!

PANDA’s website is loaded with great information about various disabilities along with community resources. We have recently added two new chapters with helpful information for students with disabilities, as well as a form for comments and suggestions. Read More

PANDA Offers Free Online Relicensure Courses

PANDA Offers Free Online Relicensure Courses

PANDA provides free disability training and support for teachers. In collaboration with Literacy Minnesota, these are FREE online courses, available to take at your own pace. Check out the newest course, "The 3 L’s: The Difference Between Learning Disability, Low Ability, and Low Literacy", or any of the other courses on PTSD/traumas, suicide prevention, reducing the stigma of mental illness, and teaching about mental health. Read More

Specific Learning Disorders (SLDs): The Symptoms, the Myths, the Facts

Specific Learning Disorders (SLDs): The Symptoms, the Myths, the Facts

Often called a “learning disability”, specific learning disorders (SLDs) are frequently misunderstood. Learn about common symptoms as well as SLD facts and resources to help prevent misunderstandings and respond appropriately to student needs. Read More

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

COVID-19 has caused distractions and worry for many people due to the uncertainties in our world. But is it Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Many adults have trouble sitting still, getting distracted, paying attention, or being impulsive on occasion. It becomes troublesome when lack of concentration is consistently occurring and significantly impacting student learning. Read More

Universal Design for Learning FREE Webinar

Universal Design for Learning FREE Webinar

Do not miss this free, recorded webinar training you can take at your own pace during the month of January 2022! Universal Design for Learning (UDL) emphasizes the creation of inclusive, flexible learning environments to meet the needs of diverse learners. Read More

Updates from PANDA

Updates from PANDA

Updates from PANDA! We’ve changed our tagline from “Minnesota ABE Disability Specialists” to the acronym for PANDA: Physical And Nonapparent Disability Assistance. Same services, same website. Just a different tagline! Read More