Recorded: January 6, 2022
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 3rd webinar, Donna and Kelly will assist you to pull together your current strategies and tools through introducing an organized, strategic plan for implementation. This 7-part accommodation framework for integrating accessible instructional materials and tools will be demonstrated through example students from their consultation caseloads. They will also share with you how to design a short-term plan for getting off to a great start.
As a result of this activity, participants will be able to:
Utilize at least three different creation tools to make accessible lessons.
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.