Join us for FREE Online Summer PD! Earn ECU’s and Learn about Phenomenal Assistive Technology for your students! August 17-September 4th. 3.5 hours each week. Funded by CTD (Center on technology and Disability). Take advantage of your nights and free time to refresh your skills and learn new knowledge to start your school year off successfully, prepared to support all of your students, and the best part, from the comfort of your home or summer getaway!
Apps Across the Curriculum! Supporting Struggling Learners on All devices & platforms! Free and Low Cost Assistive Technology Solutions.
After first issuing 1:1 iPads and laptops, many schools are now implementing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs that provide more choice for educators, parents, and learners. Some are even Going Google with Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education (GAFE). How do you support struggling learners on all of these devices, using free and low cost Apps & AT solutions? Join us for this three week, in-depth learning module/online course focusing on the most important assistive technology tools for ensuring success for all learners on all devices! Using FREE and low cost programs and software, apps, extensions, and the built-in accessibility features and tools available on the Apple’s IOS devices (For iPads and iPhones) and from Google’s Chrome Web Store (For Chromebooks, laptops, tablets, & Surface Pro).
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You will learn about a number of built-in accessibility features that provide free AT solutions for diverse learners out of the box, as well as a number of free and low cost apps to support your struggling students in accessing textbooks and learning materials (Handouts/Worksheets) and completing assignments using technology. AT and app solutions to support students with learning disabilities (including Dyslexia), physical disabilities, low vision or blindness, and difficulties with executive functioning, literacy and math will be discussed. With these apps, software and assistive technology supports, you will have a powerful toolkit for fostering access and success across all platforms, devices, and subjects!
Register for FREE at CTD (You will need to create a free login prior to registering): http://ctdinstitute.org/elearning/courses
This course includes 3 live webinars where participants follow along and participate hands-on while asking questions and following the instructor’s guidance. The remainder of each week includes an individual or group assignment and online discussion board, with personal time with the instructor as needed/ requested online.http://ctdinstitute.org/elearning/courses