All Learn: Curriculum-based High-Leverage Supports, Strategies, & Tools – Part 2 (On-Demand)

All Learn: Curriculum-based High-Leverage Supports, Strategies, & Tools – Part 2 (On-Demand)


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Recorded: December 9, 2021

Length: 90-Minutes

Do you have a child or student(s) who require significant supports, intensive instruction, modified materials and curriculum, delivered through accessible and engaged participation with technology, tools, and of course, inclusive practices? For students with high needs who have visual, physical, social, intellectual and/or Complex Communication Needs(CCN), the classroom setting has had a multitude of barriers from learning.

During this 3 part webinar, we will share strategies and planning for specially designed instruction through the use of accessible educational materials, assistive technology, and modified curriculum. Examples of tools and strategies will be delivered through video and print case studies. Mere participation is not enough for students with high needs; engaged, excited and scaffolded learning experience daily is a must.

During this 2nd webinar, Donna and Kelly will take a closer look at specially designed curriculum, With AEM, AAC and other Assistive Technologies available, educators have often hodge-podged together opportunities for “participation”. In recent years, publishers and manufacturers have been creating universally designed curriculum and time will be spent reviewing several of those options. We will also discuss data collection planning and have the option to receive feedback from the presenters.

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to:

Utilize at least three different creation tools to make accessible lessons.

  • Compare and contrast the components of at least 2 specially designed curriculum for students with high-needs disabilities in their current setting.

  • Locate resources for content area supports.


Kelly Fonner, self-employed consultant and trainer in assistive and educational technology. Since 1986, she has presented to schools, universities & families in 48 US states & internationally in Australia, Canada and South Africa. She presents on a wide range of topics including technology integration, augmentative communication, computer access, literacy, electronic writing, organizers, assistive technology assessment and implementation strategies.

Donna McNear, M.A., COMS, is an independent educational consultant specializing in services and supports to children with visual impairments. She provides on-going technical assistance and training to educational agencies, organizations, and families nationally and internationally. She is an author, researcher, and frequent presenter at workshops/conferences. She is a recipient of the Outstanding Leadership Award from the Council for Exceptional Children.