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PANDA’s Universal Design for Learning Webinar

PANDA’s Universal Design for Learning Webinar

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach that minimizes barriers and maximizes learning for all students. Do not miss PANDA's free, recorded UDL webcast training that you can take at your own pace during the month of January 2021! Read More

SiD & the Adult Literacy Hotline will Include Disability Accommodations

SiD & the Adult Literacy Hotline will Include Disability Accommodations

Minnesota ABE strives to provide access to everyone who wants to learn, and connecting adult learners with programs has just gotten easier. Literacy Minnesota, PANDA and Urban Planet are teaming up to co-present a webinar announcing new disability accommodation search options integrated into SiD and the Adult Literacy Hotline. Read More

Suicide Prevention for Adult Educators

Suicide Prevention for Adult Educators

Suicide is the 9th leading cause of all deaths in Minnesota. Preventing suicide is an important skill to develop. Are you aware of a free online course titled, “Suicide Prevention for Adult Educators”? This training is intended to address the re-licensure area of Suicide Prevention Best Practices and offers 1.5 CEUs. Read More

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Webinar Training

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Webinar Training

Registration is now open for PANDA’s free Universal Design for Learning webcast training, completed at your convenience during the month of January 2020. Read a testimonial from a previous participant and register today! Read More

Specific Learning Disorders: The Symptoms, the Myths, the Facts

Specific Learning Disorders: The Symptoms, the Myths, the Facts

Specific Learning Disorders (SLDs), often called learning disabilities, are frequently misunderstood. Too often, people suffering from SLDs are wrongly believed to lack motivation or be lazy. Some common symptoms of SLDs include: short attention span; poor memory; difficulty following directions; inability to discriminate between/among letters, numerals, or sounds; poor reading, comprehension and slowed fluency; poor spelling and grammar. Read More

What is Low Incidence Disability Aid?

What is Low Incidence Disability Aid?

Do you have a student that has had a traumatic brain injury or stroke, has hearing loss/deafness, or has vision loss/blindness? Find out how to receive a higher per hour reimbursement amount for students with disabilities. Read More

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

In May alone, some 65,000 Americans will experience a stroke with many unaware that they were even at risk.  Each year about 185,000 people die from a stroke. By learning the many warning signs of a stroke – you can help save a life. Read More

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Could a brain injury be the cause of your student’s trouble with recall, fatigue or inappropriate behavior? Learn about symptoms of traumatic brain injury and strategies to improve recall for students. Read More

New Disability Helpline

New Disability Helpline

Do you have a student who is not making level gains? Do you suspect your student may have a disability? Do you have concerns about student learning challenges? Do you need adaptive equipment for a student? Introducing PANDA’s new easy-to-use online checklist, the Disability Helpline!… Read More

What is a Toobaloo?

What is a Toobaloo?

Did you know PANDA has a lending library of adaptive equipment available for loan to ABE teachers for students with disabilities? The Toobaloo is an item PANDA will send if a student is having fluency, speech, comprehension or pronunciation challenges. Read More