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Teaching and Learning Resources: Reaching all students

Resources for Castleton University faculty to learn more about teaching strategies and best practices in higher education

Universal Design


(graphic from UDL-Universe website)

Universal Design is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn

Featured resource:
UDL-Universe: A Comprehensive Universal Design for Learning Faculty Development Guide

"UDL-U supports postsecondary faculty and staff by providing resources and examples to improve postsecondary education for all students, including those with disabilities."


Resources for English Language Learners

Help your students find appropriate resources for improving their English

Resources for learning English, compiled by the Madison College Libraries:

Learn English from the BBC
Audio, video and text materials, including entire online courses

Materials from the Internet TESL Journal

Open Educational Resources compiled by MERLOT:  ESL/EFL

50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language from Te@chThought.com

Resources for Students from Dave's ESL Cafe
Including Grammar Lessons, Idioms, Phrasal Verbs, Pronunciation Power, Quizzes, Slang

Common Errors in English Usage
A list of each error with a brief explanation of what is correct

Visual Dictionary Online from Merriam-Webster

To help instructors

Booklet from National Association of International Educators and the U.S. Dept. of State: U.S. Classroom Culture (pdf) (32 pages).  About the American higher education system, to help international students know what to expect when studying in the U.S.