Recent Newsletter Articles
Classes for Stroke and Brain Injury Survivors
The Classes for Stroke and Brain Injury Survivors serve students from across the Twin Cities in a program that is unique in the Metro area and possibly the state. With the advent of the hyflex model, these classes are now available in-person or online to adults across Minnesota who have experienced a stroke or brain injury. Read More
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!
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
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
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
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!
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 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
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