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Innovative Strategies to Enhance Understanding and Comprehension with Assistive Technology
Webinar - 02/13/18
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Event Summary: Do you work with students who struggle with understanding content and reading comprehension despite remediation? No matter the underlying issues, many tools and strategies exist which bypass the challenges of in-class studying and support struggling learners. Karen Janowski hosted this fast-paced webinar to share a variety of innovative and free tools which promote understanding and independence.
Wearables as Supports for Executive Functioning and Independence
Webinar - 02/07/18
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Event Summary: In this webinar with Luis Perez, learn about a number of wearables and smartwatches in order to help you select the device(s) that best meets your access needs while staying on budget. After an overview of the built-in accessibility features of these devices, a number of apps were introduced that can assist in improving executive functioning capabilities.
Making and Tinkering with AT: Helping Young Children “Do”
Webinar - 01/24/18
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Event Summary: Did you know that the most frequent users of AT are babies? That's right. Infants and toddlers with disabilities use the widest variety of AT supports throughout each day to participate in routine activities. Dr. Sue Mistrett, from The Let’s Participate Project, shared tips for customizing ordinary items and applying DIY and Maker Movement resources to design AT supports for every young child. We know that all children develop and learn by doing…Come and see how AT can help.
Revisioning Inclusive Classroom Environments with AT
Webinar - 01/17/18
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Event Summary: Learn to create an environment in which students who use AT do not feel as though they stand out in a negative way. Dr. Ray Heipp shared techniques to help teachers, therapists, administrators, and aides--from preschool classrooms to high school advanced placement courses--feel confident in creating your own inclusive activities for students.
What You Need to Know: Transitioning to Higher Ed for Students with Disabilities
Webinar - 01/10/18
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Event Summary: Getting ready to attend college is daunting for every student and their family. It's like preparing to travel to a new place you’ve never been before. In this webinar, Alice Wershing discussed the differences between available accommodations in Higher Education versus those offered in K-12 settings via IEP's or 504 plans.
Use Audio & Video to Engage Students and Promote UDL
Webinar - 12/13/17
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Event Summary: Teachers often report that they are able to more effectively differentiate instruction with the use of technology. How can we do this with the classroom technology available today? How can we promote Universal Design for Learning in our classrooms? Mike Marotta explored the range of tools - both websites and apps - that are available to provide multiple means of engagement, representation and action / expression. Whether we are using these tools to share content or to amplify student voices, there is no denying that students are engaged by audio and video.
Giving Instant Feedback to Disabled Students with Technology to Create Engagement and Motivation
Webinar - 12/07/17
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Event Summary: Instant feedback can help alleviate some of the frustration that disabled students feel and reinforce positive learning behaviors. This webinar explored several online student response systems in the classroom, as well as the psychology of instant feedback and the positive effect it has on students with disabilities, with the use of the technology. John F. O'Sullivan, a librarian and Assistive Technology specialist with Chelmsford Public Schools, explained some of the technologies that teachers can use to engage all types of learners in the classroom.

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