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Innovations in STEM Education: Technology to Support Students with Autism
Webinar - 09/15/16
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Event Summary: Brought to you by the U.S. Dept. of Education’s Offices of Special Education Programs and STEM Initiatives. Presenters shared their leading-edge research and experience in developing technology supports to give students with autism access to STEM curricula and activities.
Gathering STEAM: Planning for Inclusion with UDL
Webinar - 08/24/16
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Event Summary: Ever wondered about how deconstructing a traditional lesson plan could lead to a more inclusive learning environment? Using UDL principles framed by CCSS, Luis Perez & Kendra Grant walk the deconstructing lesson plan path and explore processes to design inclusive lessons to meet academic needs of all learners.
3-D Printing in Education: Building New Pathways for Learning
Webinar - 06/14/16
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Event Summary: Many people learn best by experiencing information in a variety of ways. For some reading about a topic or listening to a lecture might be best, but for those who learn differently, having physical objects to explore and experiment with might be that key to opening up learning opportunities. In this webinar, Dr. Lisa Wadors Verne of Benetech Global Literacy discusses the exciting implication of adding tactile learning into the equation with 3D printing. Dr. Verne will give an overview of the who, what, when and how to use 3D printing to help students learn and much more.
Documents: File 3Dprinting.pptx
Supporting Students with Dyslexia: Standards, Accommodations, and Strategies
Webinar - 06/02/16
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Event Summary: In this webinar, AT Specialists Diana Petschauer and Kelsey Hall demonstrated AT tools to support students who experience dyslexia with regard to developing goals and choosing appropriate accommodations as part of student's’ individualized education plans (IEPs); and discussed interventions designed to close achievement gaps by providing well-researched programming that is explicit, systematic, and multi-sensory in nature, with plenty of opportunities for practice.
BeSpoke voices: Empowering personal and social self-identity for those who rely on speech generating devices to communicate
Webinar - 05/26/16
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Event Summary: VocaliD’s breakthrough speech technology BeSpoke Voices is the focus of this webinar presented by Dr. Rupal Patel- Speech Scientist and Technologist. BeSpoke Voices leverages years of research to create custom crafted voices by blending only 2-3 seconds of the recipient’s voice (the Vocal DNA) with recordings of a matched speaker from its crowd sourced Human VoiceBank. BeSpoke voice captures the clarity of the matched speaker but the vocal identity of the recipient so s/he can be heard through his/her own voice.
Assistive to Inclusive: Technology Perspectives & Trends
Webinar - 05/11/16
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Event Summary: In this webinar, Richard Ellenson talks about his experiences and perspectives to illustrate the observed and anticipated trends from Assistive to Inclusive Technology and beyond.
Part II: Accessibility and Accommodations Challenges in Technology-Based State Assessments
Webinar - 05/09/16
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Event Summary: Lead by Martha Thurlow, Ph.D., Director of the National Center on Educational Outcomes, this presentation highlights challenges currently faced by states implementing technology-based assessments.