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Course Date(s):

Tuesdays, July 28, August 11, August 25, September 8, September 29, October 13, 2020
6:30 - 8:30PM

Registration Deadline:

July 21, 2020


Online Facilitated




15 PDPs

Grad Credit:

1 graduate credit from Worcester State University, $125 due upon initial registration


$275 TEC members / $320 non-TEC members


Online | Facilitated


All PreK-12 Educators

An introduction to Assistive Technology (AT), Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and Accessible Educational Materials

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 course will introduce educators to 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 (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. Tools for considering and assessing an individual’s need for AT will be explored as will district-wide processes for AT.

Topics to be explored:

1. Intro to ATUDL and built-in accessibility

2. AT technology explorations

3. SETT and QIAT frameworks (SETT consideration for one student assignment AND QIAT assessment of district)

4. UDL and AEM and MORE tools to explore

5. Remote Learning strategies to support all students (Online tools, captioning, physical access, text-to-speech)

About the Instructor

Jennifer Edge-Savage, MS,EdS,OTR/L is an Assistive Technology Consultant and Occupational Therapist who has been providing AT services in the K-12 Education, Higher Education, and Corporate settings for over 20 years. She is the former Director of the Graduate Program in Assistive Technology at Simmons College and is the Past-President of the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) Inclusive Learning Network.  

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