Learning need not be a chore for anyone, including those with disabilities. Discover how to design experiences for students that tap into one’s innate sense of curiosity and wonder while still integrating curricular standards. Together explore 20 (or more) different low-cost, digital technologies to engage and empower students by taking charge of their own personalized learning.
- Participants will describe the function and be able to implement at least five free or low cost resources to help educators provide more options for how to represent content in a way that honors learner variability.
- Participants will describe the function and be able to implement at least five free or low cost resources to help educators provide students with options for demonstrating they understand what they have learned.
- Participants will describe the function and be able to implement at least five free or low cost tools and resources to help educators provide more options to increase student engagement and empowerment to personalize learning.
Christopher Bugaj, Speech - Language Pathologist, Loudoun County Public Schools
Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC-SLP is a founding member the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools. Chris hosts The A.T.TIPSCAST (http://attipscast.com); a multi-award winning podcast featuring strategies to assist educators in providing more options for all learners. Chris is the co-author of The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools published by the International Society on Technology in Education (ISTE) and has designed and instructed online courses for ISTE on the topics of Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning. He is also the author of ATEval2Go (http://bit.ly/ateval2go ), an app for iPad that helps professionals in education perform assistive technology-related consultations and evaluations. Chris recently co-authored two chapters for a book published by Brookes Publishing titled Technology Tools for Students with Autism. Chris co-produces and co-authors the popular Night Light Stories podcast (http://nightlightstories.net) which features original stories for children of all ages. Chris has presented over 200 live or digital sessions at local, regional, state, national and international events, including TEDx, all of which are listed at http://bit.ly/bugajpresentations.
AT Professionals, Educators, Family Members, Higher Ed Personnel, OTs