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Course Date(s):

Remote, Synchronous Meetings: Tuesdays
12/8/20 - 4p-6p (Connected Learning & Intro to ATUDL and Accessibility)
1/5/21 - 4-6pm (Remote Learning & Inclusion Practices)
1/19/21 - 4-6pm (AT / AAC Tools, Strategies, SETT Process)
2/9/21 - 4-6pm (QIAT and Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)
2/23/21 - 4-6pm (UDL Process and Tools)
3/9/21 - 4-6pm (UDL Lesson Planning)
3/23/21 - 4-6pm (Spreading the Word Projects)
4/6/21 - 4-6pm LAST CLASS - Sharing Projects and Next Steps
Synchronous Virtual Open Lab sessions:Saturdays
Focus on Tools / Application activities
2/6/21 - 9-11am
3/20/21 - 9-11am
Twitter chat - Synchronous or Asynchronous #ATUDL: Wednesdays
12/16/20 - 7:30-8pm
1/13/21 - 7:30-8pm
2/3/21 - 7:30-8pm
3/3/21 - 7:30-8pm

Registration Deadline:

12/1/2020

Type:

Online Facilitated

Status:

Open

Credits:

PDP Certificate - 30 hours of participation

Grad Credit:

Optional 2 graduate credits for $250

Cost:

$349
No refunds will be issued within 10 days of the course start date.

Location:

Online | Facilitated

Audience:

All PreK-12 Educators

ATUDL – Spreading the Word about Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning: Tools and Strategies for ALL students.

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?  In this new era of remote teaching and learning, it is even more essential that today’s educators have the confidence and competence to leverage the power of technology to include and engage all students online or in person.  This course 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 Instructional Materials (AIM/AEM). Working collaboratively through hands-on activities, participants will learn, explore, create, apply, share and reflect on 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. Throughout the learning experience, participants will develop applicable skills that will impact the delivery of learning opportunities in their district / organization. 

Your course instructors will coach you through this engaging, interactive  blended course that will include synchronous and asynchronous online learning opportunities as well as the use of social media and online tools for ongoing collaboration and support (#ATUDL). The course is designed to support educators over time as they are actively applying the skills, tools, and strategies learned.  Have fun while building your expertise to deliver inclusive educational experiences that engage ALL learners, and join us in spreading the word about ATUDL. 

About The Instructors

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. 

Mike Marotta is a RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional who has been providing direct services to individuals with all disabilities for over 30 years. Mike provides assistive technology consultation support to several school districts and works to ensure effective, successful assistive technology consideration, evaluation and implementation. He is the co-founder of #atchat and edcampaccess.

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