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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Assistive Technology Webinar - Sept 8

Success in the General Curriculum: What It Takes  (A follow-up AT Strand from the 2011 Alabama MEGA Conference)

Thursday, Sept 8, 2011
11:30am to 1:00pm

Ben Satterfield, EdD and Pat Satterfield, MA CE
CREATE, the Center for Research & Expansion of Assistive Technology Access

Our diverse classrooms demand that we are ready to meet many varied ability levels and learning styles.  By applying the principles of Universal Design for Learning, using teaching techniques that work for all students, and maximizing co-teaching strategies, teachers can decrease the need for specific accommodations. Educators also need apply their knowledge of specific strategies that are helpful to students with disabilities such as using graphic organizers, previewing vocabulary, and providing multiple ways to complete classroom tasks.  The explosion of Accessible Instructional Materials and wider acceptance of technology tools for reading and writing support will also help overcome the barriers to learning in the typical classroom.  Free Internet resources will be shared. The principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can and will be applied in other settings than the K-12 classroom. Counselors & Engineers will find they may invest more resources and time on other higher order rehab services that individual clients require in order to be successful.

  • CEUs - Visit the AAC Institute for CEU Info
  • CRCs - Credits have been requested (If you are requesting CRCs, please email with your name, organization, city, state and corresponding email address.)
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