Spreading the Word about Assistive Technology and Universal Design Leaning: Tools and Strategies for ALL Learners
Dates & Times: August 1, 2017 (8:30am-4:30pm); November 14, 2017 (Noon-4:00pm); May 30, 2018 (8:30am-4:30pm)
The Education Cooperative (TEC) and The Reading Institute (TRI) will provide two blended 30-hour professional development courses in Eastern and Western, MA to help educators explore their own use of technology and more effectively use technology in the classroom. The course will provide Educators with a thorough understanding of best practices in the fields of Assistive Technology (AT) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), as well as practical knowledge of the provision of Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM/AEM). Working collaboratively through hands-on activities, participants will leverage the power of available technologies and resources to enable all students, especially those with disabilities, to access the curriculum and improve their learning. The institute will include 2.5 face-to-face days and monthly online sessions (synchronous and/or asynchronous). The course is designed to provide ongoing online PLN support throughout the school year to facilitate real classroom application of skills learned.
PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A TECHNOLOGY TOOLKIT THAT INCLUDES:
Chromebook and case; iPad and case; $50 of iPad apps; A suite of chrome extensions; Low Tech solutions