Assistive Technology Integration for All Students – Live Internal PD Opportunity
October 25 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm MST
The Assistive Technology (AT) team is excited to announce the 2022–23 National Presenter Series with Kelli Suding, MEd. This workshop is designed for special educators and related service providers.
“Assistive Technology Integration for All Students”
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Time: 8:30 a.m.−3:30 p.m.
Fee: $17 (Lunch only)
Where: Laveen Elementary School District
Address: 5001 W Dobbins Road, Laveen, AZ 85339
About Kelli Suding
Kelli has a background in general education and special education classrooms. She holds a master’s degree in Learning and Technology with teaching licensing in both general and special education. Kelli has keynote, national, state, and local presentation and training experience. She has a strong understanding of and ability to connect theory to practice. Her instructional experience has been with students requiring mild, moderate, and intense intervention. Kelli’s specializations include Universal Design for Learning, Autism, Accessible Educational Materials & Assistive Technology, Google Chrome Accessibility & Integration, and Specific Learning Disabilities.
Assistive Technology Integration for All Students
Creating our classroom instruction with learner variability in the forefront will allow us to be mindful in meeting the needs of all of our students. Oftentimes, the use of assistive technology is the appropriate accommodation to meet those needs. Statements such as “That’s cheating. They need to do that by themselves,” are often comments aligned with the use of appropriate accommodations of accessible educational materials (AEM) and assistive technology (AT) for students with specific disabilities. But how can we promote a culture of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and at the same time step outside of our “No, it’s not cheating,” echo chamber to have meaningful conversations with educators who may see AT accommodations as a crutch?
This workshop will explore ways to debunk the mindset of “it’s cheating” through personal stories, understanding learning disabilities, short simulations, discussion of the different skill sets of reading, and the “what” of accessible educational materials (AEM) and most importantly the “why.” Attendees will learn about and have access to free/low-cost simple AT tools for Mac, PC, iOS, and Chrome extensions to turn classroom worksheets and documents into accessible formats, instruction for independent student access, and other assistive technology options.
If you have questions regarding this training, please email our AT inbox.