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U + Windows Key for Better Computer Accessibility

U + Windows Key for Better Computer Accessibility

Windows has always had features built into it but for those who don’t use them, we often forget about them. Simply pressing the letter U and the Windows Key simultaneously automatically opens the Accessibility Menu, offering an array of helpful options. Read More

PANDA Courses Now On Canvas!

PANDA Courses Now On Canvas!

PANDA’s free courses are now available on the online Canvas platform. We’re excited to have you experience our classes on this new, easy-to-use format! Read on for a description of our courses and how to access them on Canvas. Read More

Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning

It’s that time of year again! PANDA’s Universal Design for Learning Training NOW OPEN for registration! Don’t miss this free, recorded webcast training you can take at your own pace during the month of January 2024. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) emphasizes the creation of inclusive, flexible learning environments to meet the needs of diverse learners. Read More

Classes for Stroke and Brain Injury Survivors

Classes for Stroke and Brain Injury Survivors

The Classes for Stroke and Brain Injury Survivors are unique in the Twin Cities area and possibly the whole state. With the advent of the hyflex model, these classes are now available in-person or online to adults all across Minnesota who have experienced a stroke or brain injury. Classes are held September through June, and new students can start any time during the school year. Read More

Could My Student Have Dyslexia?

Could My Student Have Dyslexia?

Could my student have dyslexia? How do I find out? What do I do if they are dyslexic? Read on for more information that will help you understand dyslexia, outline best practices in teaching an individual with dyslexia, and give you some ideas for the next steps. Read More

Free Online Relicensure Courses!

Free Online Relicensure Courses!

Are you worried about a student you suspect has PTSD? Want to teach your students about Mental Health? Do you suspect a student may have a learning disability, or is it low literacy? Are you interested in learning more about Suicide Prevention? PANDA has courses to address these issues, plus get those re-licensure credits you need! Read More

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