Educators are required to consider Assistive Technology for every IEP or 504 Plan, but do they have the knowledge and resources to effectively do so? This professional learning institute will provide Educators with an 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 Educational Materials (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. Tools for considering and assessing an individual’s need for Assistive Technology will be explored as will district-wide processes for AT.
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We are excited to announce our next cohort starts on 4/8/21!
Course Dates: April 8, 2021 – June 3, 2021
Fee: $349, 30 contact hours,
(optional additional $250 for 2 graduate credits Wooster State University)
(16 hours live face to face virtual synchronous learning)
Remote, Synchronous Meetings: Thursdays (All time Eastern)
4/8/21 – 4p-6p (Connected Learning & Intro to ATUDL and Accessibility)
4/15/21 – 4-6pm (Remote Learning & Inclusion Practices)
4/29/21 – 4-6pm (AT / AAC Tools, Strategies, SETT Process)
5/6/21 – 4-6pm (QIAT and Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)
5/13/21 – 4-6pm (UDL Process and Tools)
5/20/21 – 4-6pm (UDL Lesson Planning)
5/27/21 – 4-6pm (Spreading the Word Projects)
6/3/21 – 4-6pm LAST CLASS – Sharing Projects and Next Steps
(3 hours synchronous learning)
Synchronous Virtual Open Lab sessions:
Focus on Tools / Application activities
5/1/21 – 9am – 12pm
(2 hours – Twitter chat .5hr each) (Wednesdays at 7:30-8p) Synchronous or Asynchronous #ATUDL
- 4/14/21 – 7:30-8pm
- 4/28/21 – 7:30-8pm
- 5/12/21 – 7:30-8pm
- 5/26/21 – 7:30-8pm
(8 hours asynchronous learning)
- (8 hours asynchronous webinar learning / reflection / reporting back) (Topics to be determined by participants and supported by instructors)
Plan for additional time (30 hours) to complete practical projects/activities and explore resources and tools to support your professional work.