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.


Important Information:

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

AUDIENCE: 
General Educators, Special Educators, Math Specialist, Math Coordinators,  Math Coaches, Administrator

DATES:
August 1, 2017 (8:30am-4:30pm); November 14, 2017 (Noon-4:00pm); May 30, 2018 (8:30am-4:30pm)
*See flyer below for online webinar & social media chat dates

COST:
$1300  

PDPs:
45 Professional Development Points

 

LOCATION: 
The Orchards Hotel, 222 Adams Road, Williamstown, MA 01267

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
July 10, 2017

GRADUATE CREDITS: 
Additional $250 for 2 graduate credits from Worcester State University.

CONFIRMATIONS/DIRECTIONS: 
Confirmations and directions will be mailed to each participant. You are not registered unless you receive a confirmation letter.

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Reservations need to be made directly with the hotels. A lodging list will be sent with your confirmation. Specify you are with The Reading Institute when making reservations. Be sure to make lodging reservations early for best selection.


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:
Jennifer Edge-Savage, MS,EdS,OTR/L is an Assistive Technology Consultant, Occupational Therapist, and an Associate Professor of Practice at Simmons College. She is the incoming President for ISTE’s Inclusive Learning Network and has been working in the field of AT for 20 years. Mike Marotta is a RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional who has been providing direct services to individuals with all disabilities for over 25 years. Mike provides assistive technology consultation support to several school districts and works to ensure effective, successful assistive technology consideration, evaluation and implementation. He is the co-founder of #atchat and edcampaccess.